rotational grazing

Ear to the Ground 294: Rootless Regeneration

These beginning farmers are accessing land without owning it — one megawatt at a time. More Information • LSP’s Farm Beginnings Course • Farm Beginnings in other Regions: the Farm Beginnings Collaborative • Land Stewardship Letter article on Josie Trople & Arlo Hark • Fresh Voices: the Ear to the Ground podcast series on beginning farmers You can find…  Read More

Ear to the Ground No. 290: Silt Suppression

How the Bergler family stopped “chasing their tails,” started fixing their farm’s damaged soils, and welcomed curious queries. More Information • LSP’s Soil Health web page • Land Stewardship Letter: A Season of Knowledge Transfer You can find LSP Ear to the Ground podcast episodes on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes, and other podcast platforms.

Ear to the Ground 289: Reflections on a Revolution

Two decades after crop failures almost ended his farming career, soil health pioneer Gabe Brown reflects on how far the regenerative ag movement has come…and where it’s going. More Information • LSP’s Soil Health web page • Ear to the Ground No. 288: More with Less • Brown’s Ranch • Soil Health, Profits & Resiliency: Land Stewardship…  Read More

Ear to the Ground 288: More with Less

Tom Cotter sees his return on investment tied directly to how freely he lets soil biology do its job — and that starts with a diverse community above and below ground. More Information • LSP’s Soil Health web page • Land Stewardship Letter: A Season of Knowledge Transfer • Ear to the Ground No. 266: Activating…  Read More

Ear to the Ground 287: Opportunity Knocks

As an accountant and a farmer, Joe Lawler sees building soil health as a way to strike a balance between economic and ecological success…and boy is it fun to see a pollinator planting come to life. More Information • LSP’s Soil Health web page • Pollinator Conservation Resource Center • NRCS County Office Directory • Ear…  Read More

‘Test Plots, Cover Crop Interseeding, Pollinators & Grazing’ Field Day Sept. 30 on Lawler Farm Near Eyota

Integrating Crops & Livestock Using Soil Health Practices Focus of LSP Event

EYOTA, Minn. — Test plots, interseeding and grazing cover crops, fencing around crop fields, pollinator plantings and transitioning to organic will be the focus of a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) field day Friday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Lawler farm near Eyota (930 70th Ave. NE). Although much of the Lawlers’…  Read More

Internationally Known Soil Health Pioneer Gabe Brown Featured at Farm Near Austin Sept. 16

‘Hemp & Food Health Day on a Regenerative Farm’ Sept. 17 Near Austin

AUSTIN, Minn. — Internationally known soil health pioneer Gave Brown will be featured at a regenerative farming field day Friday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Tom Cotter farm near Austin (50203 205th Street). This event, which is being sponsored by the Minnesota Soil Health Coalition, Superior Cannabis Company and the…  Read More

Pasture Walk to Feature Grazing of Summer Annuals & Riparian Management Aug. 13 Near Lake City

LAKE CITY, Minn. — Grazing summer annuals and using livestock to improve riparian corridors will be featured at a Land Stewardship Project (LSP) pasture walk Saturday, Aug. 13, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., at Sugarloaf Creek Farm near Lake City (32797 738th Street). This event is free and open to the public. Sign-in begins at 3:45 pm; dinner…  Read More

Ear to the Ground 278: It Can Happen Anywhere

Allen Williams describes how regenerative practices are working on four farming operations representing widely divergent geographical locations and enterprises. 3rd of 4 episodes in a series: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 4 More Information: Allen Williams will be presenting on two southeastern Minnesota farms Aug. 17-18, 2022. For details and to register, click here. LSP’s Soil Health…  Read More

Ear to the Ground 277: 3 Regenerative Rules

Allen Williams asks, “What is a weed?” and lays out the three rules of adaptive stewardship. 2nd of 4 episodes in a series: Episode 1 Episode 3 Episode 4 More Information: Allen Williams will be presenting on two southeastern Minnesota farms Aug. 17-18, 2022. For details and to register, click here. LSP’s Soil Health Web Page Understanding Ag…  Read More