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Journeyperson Course Helping Us Take the Next Step

We are enrolled in the Land Stewardship Project’s Farm Beginnings Journeyperson Training Course because we are interested in continuing to improve our farm business in a sustainable and family friendly way. We also serve on the LSP’s steering committee for advanced farmer training, which has been a valuable way for us to give back to…  Read More

Good News on the Beginning Farmer Front

What with ridiculously high land prices and Washington’s inability to focus on agriculture long enough to pass a Farm Bill, it’s easy to get down about the prospects for beginning farmers these days. That’s why a national meeting held in Rochester, Minn., earlier this month was so important—not only because it proved that there are…  Read More

LSP’s Farmer Network: A Voice at the Other End of the Line

The call came in the night. On the end of the line was the panicked voice of Tyler Carlson, a 26-year-old beginning farmer who was starting a grazing operation in west-central Minnesota. It seems that while making a long-distance move of the cowherd he had just purchased a few days before, a baby calf had…  Read More