Farmer and caver Martin Larsen describes the connections between land use on the surface and water quality problems he sees underground.
For more on ways to build soil health profitably, see LSP's Soil Builders web page.
LSP's Ear to the Ground is an audio podcast produced by the Land Stewardship Project. It features interviews and presentations related to sustainable agriculture, rural development, local food and farming systems, agricultural policy and social justice.
A farmer and a researcher discuss the potential agronomic, economic, and ecological benefits of a commercially-viable perennial grain.
When a CAFO threatened a rural neighborhood, residents looked to a beginning farmer for a different vision of the future.
This is the third and final episode in a series titled, "Farming on Stolen Land." These three episodes were developed by LSP staff member Elizabeth Makarewicz as a guide to exploring issues of native land justice and equity in Minnesota's food system. In this episode, writer and scholar Waziyatawin shares with Elizabeth her vision of land justice for the Dakota people.
This is the second in a three-part series titled, "Farming on Stolen Land." These three episodes were developed by LSP staff member Elizabeth Makarewicz as a guide to exploring issues of native land justice and equity in Minnesota's food system. This episode offers a peek into the life of Dakota tribal member and activist, Carly Badheart Bull. Carly is a scholar of the Dakota language and, along with her twin sister, Kate Beane, has led a campaign to return the original Dakota name to an historically significant body of water, Bde Maka Ska.
This is the first in a three-part series titled "Farming on Stolen Land." These three episodes were developed by LSP staff member Elizabeth Makarewicz as a guide to exploring issues of native justice and equity in Minnesota's food system. This first episode seeks to answer the question, "What does it mean to be a non-indigenous person living on native land?" Elizabeth's interviewee, Nora Murphy, attempts to answer this question in her book, White Birch, Red Hawthorn.
LSP co-founder Ron Kroese talks about the National Sustainable Agriculture Oral History Archive, which features interviews he did with pioneers in the movement to develop policy that supports regenerative farm and food systems.
Renter Mark Erickson shows landowners the benefits of converting cropland to pasture.
Farmer Bob Mierau describes how his drive to do "organic no-till" depends on boosting and supporting his soil's bug life.
Farmers Kent Solberg and Jim Wulf talk about the economic and ecological advantages of integrating crops and livestock.
LSP's Terry VanDerPol talks about recent LSP research into the problems faced by the local food movement.
Farmer Darrel Mosel talks about what 40 years of concentration in agriculture has done to his community, what gives him hope, and the role immigrants can play in revitalizing rural Minnesota. (6th in a series on Our Minnesota Future)
Sylvia Luetmer talks about why helping beginning farmers get access to land isn't enough, and how society needs to come to grips with the kind of food system it wants. (5th in a series on Our Minnesota Future)
Veteran CSA farmer John Fisher-Merritt describes how top-notch beginning farmer training, healthy soil, good food and sustainable communities are linked. (4th in a series on Our Minnesota Future)
Jenna Sandoe talks about the opportunities rural communities offer young people like her. (3rd in a series on Our Minnesota Future)
Farmer Laura Frerichs talks about the connection between healthcare, beginning farmers and thriving economies. (2nd in a series on Our Minnesota Future)
LSP executive director Mark Schultz describes why it's critical that LSP join forces with other "people's organizations" in our fight for change. (1st in a series on Our Minnesota Future)
Think the only path to profitability is through maximum productivity? Top dairy graziers are proving otherwise.
LSP members talk to candidates for Minnesota governor about what should be prioritized when it comes to farmers, the land and rural communities.
An LSP panel of professionals provides farmers advice on dealing with financial stress.
How outdoor clothing company Askov Finlayson is connecting soil smart farming with its desire to turn back the carbon clock.
Ray Archuleta makes a passionate pitch for treating soil like a living, breathing part of the ecosystem.
How a visiting student's critique set a farm on a path toward profitably integrating crops, pasture and livestock.