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April 2012

Farms Dreams Workshop

April 15, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eastside Coop, 2551 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418 United States
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This workshop is designed to help people who are seeking practical, common sense information on whether farming is the next step for them.  In this workshop you will assess your resources, skills and motivations for farming; plan your educational path toward farming; learn about regional training opportunities and support networks and prioritize your next steps. More

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August 2012

Workshop: Using Township Zoning Powers to Control Frac Sand Mining & Harmful Developments

August 23, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop will feature experts explaining how to effectively using township zoning powers to deal with the threat of frac sand mining.

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Workshop: Using Township Zoning Powers to Control Frac Sand Mining & Harmful Developments

August 30, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop will feature experts explaining how to effectively using township zoning powers to deal with the threat of frac sand mining.

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November 2012

Farm-Art-Bowl Party!

November 4, 2012 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10

Hey all you supporters of beginning farmers,   LSP’s Farm Beginnings program is throwing a party. There will be great live music featuring Mike Monroe, Brad Frenholz and the Cactus Blossoms, the chance to buy creative, beautiful art from local artists at the silent auction and fun conversation. And of course bowling, lots of bowling!  It’s going to be a great time and all for just $10, which goes to help support Farm Beginnings efforts to get more sustainable farmers started…

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February 2013

LSP Family Farm Breakfast at the Capitol

February 26, 2013 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Announcing the 8th Annual LSP Family Farm Breakfast at the Capitol. As in the past, “The Best Breakfast in Town” will feature food grown on the farms of LSP members. Over the years, this event has evolved into an excellent opportunity for citizens and legislators to come together over food to discuss policies that promote sustainable rural communities and vibrant family farms. For details on running an advertisement in the official breakfast program or volunteering for the event, see LSP's…

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May 2013

Screening: The Price of Sand

May 1, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Riverview Theatre, 3800 42nd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN United States

“The Price of Sand” documents the frac sand mining industry’s negative impact on Wisconsin and shows what happens when an industry is intent on generating profits at any cost, no matter what the impact is on rural communities. The film features interviews with neighbors of frac sand mines, footage of frac sand mines and processing facilities, interviews with a leading researcher on the harm frac sand causes to health, and more.  Panel to include Bobby King from Land Stewardship Project,…

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March 2015

Land Stewardship Project’s 10th Annual Family Farm Breakfast and Day at the Capitol

March 18, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Christ Lutheran Church, 105 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55155 United States
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$10

Please join LSP for our 10th Annual Family Farm Breakfast on Wednesday, March 18th! The breakfast is held at Christ Lutheran Church (105 University Ave) across from the State Capitol in St. Paul. Breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with lobbying at the Capitol afterwards. The cost is $10 and payable at the door.

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July 2017

Soil Health Day with Ray Archuleta

July 10, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Flolo Farms, 12517 220th Street
West Union, MN 52175 United States
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On July 10, Flolo Farms will host an in-depth field day with a deep bench of experts, including Ray Archuleta. Archuleta is known around the world for his analysis of soils under different tillage systems and his promotion of healthy soils and conservation tillage systems, and is known affectionately by farmers as “Ray the Soils Guy.” He has 25 years of experience with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and has lectured internationally. Utilizing the Steinlage family’s fields as hands-on…

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LSP Twin Cities Summer Potluck Cookout

July 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Land Stewardship Project Twin Cities, 821 E 35th St #200
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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RSVP to Mark Rusch, LSP, 612-722-6377, MRusch@landstewardshipproject.org You’re invited to the Land Stewardship Project’s Annual Summer Cookout and Potluck on Thursday, July 27, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Come to LSP’s backyard and connect with LSP members and others in the community interested in building a sustainable farm and food system while enjoying delicious local food. Please bring a side dish to share—it’s a potluck! We’ll provide brats and burgers from LSP member farms, as well as a vegetarian option. Plus, enjoy live…

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October 2017

LSP at Talking Waters Brewery

October 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Talking Waters Brewery, 205 1st St. S.
Montevideo, MN 56265 United States
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Come join us for a beer at the best local brew-pub in western Minnesota and support the Land Stewardship Project's work in the region at the same time. Talking Waters—205 1st St. S. on Montevideo’s Main Street—is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, October 18. From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., they will donate to LSP $1 from every pint and 50 cents from every half-pint sold. LSP's western Minnesota staff will be there with local food hors d’oeuvres to showcase our…

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November 2017

Join us for a Just and Healthy Vision for Minnesota!

November 9, 2017 @ 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Maynard Community Events Center, 341 Cynthia Street
Maynard, MN 56260 United States
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Be the change you want to see in the world! (Mahatma Gandhi) Come pack the house! Change does not happen without people coming together to get things done. Rural communities and our whole state face many critical challenges. Over the next year, we need to put a strong vision in front of people running for Governor and other offices about what we need and what we hope for in our communities. We want to hear from you as we build…

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Cover Crop Field Day in West-Central MN

November 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
John Ledermann Farm, 7325 County Road 109 NW
Brandon, MN 56315 United States
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RSVP to Bryan Simon, 320-492-2526, bsimon@landstewardshipproject.org The Land Stewardship Project is hosting a cover crop field day at the John Ledermann farm near Brandon, Minn., on Friday, Nov. 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join us to see cover crops being successfully integrated into corn, bean and wheat production. Ledermann will be discussing why he plants cover crops, the impacts he’s seen on his soil, the economics of planting covers, timing and planting methods. This event is free and…

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February 2018

Cover Crop 101

February 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St. Charles City Hall, 830 Whitewater Ave
St. Charles, MN 55972 United States
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The workshop will focus on how to incorporate cover crops into different farming practices and the importance of cover crop seed origination. Presenters will also talk about cover crop species and establishment, as well as a "Year One" cover crop plan. Speakers will include "Cover Crop Champion" Tom Cotter of Austin, Minn., who raises row crops and canning crops, as well as grazes beef on the many acres of cover crops that he is fall seeding and interseeding on his…

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March 2018

LSP State Policy Organizing Meeting in South Central MN

March 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 417 S. Minnesota St
New Ulm, MN 56073 United States
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Over the years, the Land Stewardship Project has been successful because our members and supporters speak up, we organize, and we show up. We tackle threats before they are proposed and we come prepared. The 2018 Minnesota Legislative Session starts on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Join us as we prepare for the 2018 Minnesota Legislative Session and build a vision for prosperous rural communities and families. Topics to cover include brainstorming big wins for the future, healthcare, LSP’s vision, and planning…

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HeArt Market LSP Fundraiser

March 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Casket Arts Building, 681 17th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55413 United States
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Save the date for the HeArt Market Art Sale on Saturday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Northeast Minneapolis. This fun open house will feature more than a dozen local artists and live music. Light refreshments will also be served. Proceeds from the event will support the Land Stewardship Project's work to create positive change in our food and farming system. Please contact LSP’s Josh Journey-Heinz for more details at jjourney-heinz@landstewardshipproject.org or 612-722-6377. A special thanks to Kendra, owner…

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April 2018

LSP 13th Annual Family Farm Breakfast & Day at the Capitol

April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

RSVP to Emily Minge, LSP, 612-722-6377, eminge@landstewardshipproject.org • 7 a.m.-9 a.m.: Breakfast • 9 a.m–10 a.m.: Lobby training at the church, after which we will walk over to the Capitol to meet with lawmakers. The 13th annual Land Stewardship Project Family Farm Breakfast and Day at the Capitol is open to the public. The cost is $10 and payable at the door. The meal will be cooked by Birchwood Café’s executive chef, Marshall Paulsen. To volunteer to help with food…

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May 2018

LSP Farmland Ownership and Rental Workshop

May 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hoffman Community Center, 127 Main Ave W
Hoffman, MN United States
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$15

As a landowner, have you thought about the long-term benefits of soil building on your land? As a farmer, would you like to think more long-term about soil building on land that you rent? Building your soils is a win-win situation for both landowners and farmland renters. The value of the land, its productivity, its resilience when exposed to bad weather, as well as its resistance to erosion, will increase, benefitting all parties. Building soil health is a great common goal, but…

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July 2018

Cover Crops in Western MN workshop

July 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harold Stegemen farm, 370 110th St SE
Benson, MN 56215 United States
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This workshop will feature presentations on the uses, practicalities and benefits of cover crops, followed by a farmer panel of local farmers using cover crops, and a field walk with cover crops. A light lunch will be served afterwards. This workshop is part of a series presented by the Land Stewardship in cooperation with the Chippewa River Watershed Project and local Soil and Water Conservation District offices in Swift, Chippewa and Kandiyohi counties. For details, contact Robin Moore at 320-269-2105…

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LSP Western Minn. Local Foods Dinner Fundraiser

July 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Swift Falls County Park Swift Falls, MN 56215 United States + Google Map
$25

RSVP to Robin Moore, LSP, 320-269-2105, rmoore@landstewardshipproject.org The Land Stewardship Project's Community Based Food Systems Program will be holding a fundraiser dinner the night before its Prairie Pothole Fundraiser Bike Ride. There will be local meat and vegetables. Dinner and dessert will be provided; BYO beverages. The cost is $25 per plate. The dinner will be at Swift Falls County Park in Swift Falls, Minn., right on the Chippewa River and a great hidden favorite of the locals. For more information, contact LSP's Robin…

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LSP Prairie Pothole W. Minn. Bike Ride Fundraiser

July 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monson Lake State Park, 1690 15th St NE
Sunburg, MN 56289 United States
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RSVP to Robin Moore, LSP, 320-269-2105, rmoore@landstewardshipproject.org The Land Stewardship Project's Community Based Food Systems Program is holding its bike ride fundraiser in Pope County, Minn., winding through some of the most gorgeous prairie in the state. It is 42 miles for the full circuit, but there are several points to join us for a shorter route. It’s a great opportunity to see a piece of Minnesota that many people don’t know much about. We will stop at The Nature…

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LSP Potluck Cookout

July 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Land Stewardship Project Twin Cities, 821 E 35th St #200
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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The Land Stewardship Project's 17th Annual Potluck Cookout will be held the evening of Thursday, July 26, in the yard at our Minneapolis office. This is a great opportunity to connect with LSP members and others in the community interested in building a sustainable farm and food system while enjoying delicious local food. Please bring a side dish to share—it’s a potluck! We’ll provide brats and burgers from LSP member farms, as well as a vegetarian option. There will be a short…

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August 2018

Integrating Livestock Options Workshop

August 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kerkhoven Civic Center, 208 10th St
Kerkhoven, MN 56252 United States
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RSVP to Robin Moore, rmoore@landstewardshipproject.org, 320-269-2105 Farmer, grazier and soil health speaker Kent Solberg will be presenting ways to increase farm profits, stack enterprises, reduce inputs, diversify farm income, increase farm resilience and build soils by integrating livestock onto row-crop acres. We will also present the Cropping Systems Calculator, a tool to assess the costs and benefits of different row cropping plans which can also include grazing. A light supper will be served. This is part of a series of workshops…

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Rice County No-Till and Cover Crop Tour with farmers Mike Ludwig, John Becker, and Tim Little

August 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
1355 90th St E, 1355 90th St E
Northfield, MN 55057 United States
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RSVP to Alex Romano, LSP, 507-523-3366 Cover crops, no-till and soil health will be the focus of a field tour co-sponsored by the Land Stewardship Project and the Rice Soil and Water Conservation District on Friday, August, 24, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The tour starts at Mike Ludwig's farm (1355 90th St. E., Northfield, MN 55057-4338) with a stop at John Becker's fields, and ends at Tim Little's farm (11811 Canby Ave., Faribault, MN 55021-7217). Ludwig, Becker and Little…

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LSP Grazing & Cover Crop Field Day

August 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Clear Springs Cattle Company, 30819 250th St
Starbuck, MN 56381 United States
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RSVP to Bryan Simon, 320-492-2526 The Land Stewardship Project, along with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and The Nature Conservancy, are hosting a grazing and cover crop field day at Jim Wulf’s Clear Springs Cattle Company near Starbuck, Minn. Join us to see the integration of cover crops and livestock into crop production, as well as effective pasture management and grazing infrastructure. Come to see and hear about soil health and grazing management techniques. Stay for the potluck meal…

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September 2018

Conservation Legacy & Working Lands Workshop

September 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kerkhoven Civic Center, 208 10th St
Kerkhoven, MN 56252 United States
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RSVP to Robin Moore, rmoore@landstewardshipproject.org, 320-269-2105 This "Conservation Legacy and Working Lands" workshop will cover managing your land for stewardship, whether it’s cropland or pasture you rent out, your own cropland, or land ill-suited for row crops. We will talk about conservation leases and ways that landowners and land lessors/renters can build soil together, land legacy programs, and ways to promote conservation on your working land. A light supper will be served. This is part of a series of workshops sponsored by…

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LSP/NYFC Land Access Workshop for Beginning Farmers

September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 2nd Ave NE
Rochester, MN 55906 United States
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RSVP to Karen Stettler, LSP, 507-523-3366, stettler@landstewardshipproject.org This workshop is being sponsored by the Land Stewardship Project and the National Young Farmers Coalition. Accessing land is one of the most complex financial decisions that you will make as a farmer. In this workshop, which is designed for aspiring and early career farmers, we will prepare you to approach your land access journey with confidence. You will: • Engage in participatory goal-setting and financial planning exercises. • Learn about the programs…

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Grants for Farmers — A Meeting to Ask Questions, Pitch Ideas & Get Support! 

September 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Benson Fire Hall, 1410 Kansas Ave
Benson, MN 56215 United States
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(Please park on the west side of the building or on the street)  The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has grants available for innovative farmers. At this Land Stewardship Project meeting we will discuss what it takes to successfully complete and submit one of these grants or to help develop an idea you might have. Michael Greene of the MDA will be there to answer questions about the grants.   These grants are for farmers who want to try new conservation practices, beyond…

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Farm Dreams Workshop September 23

September 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Land Stewardship Project Twin Cities, 821 E 35th St #200
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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$20 – $40

The desire to farm is powerful—sparked by love of food, the land, just living, community, entrepreneurship and more. But it is a complicated undertaking, and the list of questions is long. If you are dreaming of farming and puzzled about how to get started, LSP’s Farm Dreams Workshop is for you. Details on upcoming workshops are in the right sidebar. Farm Dreams is a four-hour workshop designed to help people clarify what motivates them to farm, get their vision on…

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October 2018

Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Informational Meeting

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montevideo Public Library, 224 S 1st St
Montevideo, MN 56265 United States
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RSVP to Amy Bacigalupo, 320-269-2105; Kami Schoenfeld, 320-212-5255 A new law provides tax credits to Minnesotans who rent or sell land, livestock, facilities and machinery to beginning farmers. There is also a tax credit for beginning farmers enrolling in a financial management program. Come learn about the details and how to apply. This meeting, which is sponsored by the Land Stewardship Project and Ridgewater College Farm Business Management, is open to all farmers. For details, contact Amy Bacigalupo at 320-269-2105 or via e-mail. More…

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‘Wildly Successful Farming’ Reading with Brian DeVore

October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Join agricultural journalist Brian DeVore at Moon Palace Books for a discussion centered around his new book,Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic. This book tells the stories of farmers in Minnesota and across the Midwest who are balancing viable food production with environmental sustainability and a passion for all things wild. They are using innovative techniques and strategies to develop their “wildly successful” farms as working ecosystems. DeVore, a writer, editor and podcaster who works for the…

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February 2019

LSP Managing for Stewardship: Digging Deeper for Women Landowners

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Vinje Church, 1101 Willmar Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201 United States
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$20

This Land Stewardship Project workshop, “Digging Deeper Into Conservation for Women” is designed for women farmland owners, retired farm women, those inheriting a farmland investment, and women farmers who rent farmland. It is sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Many farmland owners are women who have often inherited land without having been deeply involved in farmland management. We will go over some basics, offer each other support, and talk about what this group needs most to be able to…

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LSP 14th Annual Family Farm Breakfast & Day at the Capitol

February 26 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Christ Lutheran Church, 105 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55155 United States
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RSVP to Laura Schreiber, LSP, lschreiber@landstewardshipproject.org, 612-722-6377 The 14th annual Land Stewardship Project Family Farm Breakfast and Day at the Capitol is open to the public. The cost is $10 and payable at the door. As in the past, “The Best Breakfast in Town” will feature food grown on the farms of LSP members andwill be prepared by Marshall Paulsen, the Executive Chef of the Birchwood Café, a local restaurant that has supported and partnered with us over the years and…

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LSP Grazing Listening Session

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Church of the Brethren, 25335 County Road 25
Lewiston, MN 55952 United States
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  RSVP to Liana Nichols (lnichols@landstewardshipproject.org), or Alex Romano (aromano@landstewardshipproject.org), or call 507-523-3366 Are you grazing livestock, managing pasture or modifying your farm system to put livestock back on the land? The Land Stewardship Project's Soil Health Program wants to hear from you! We are expanding our grazing work in southeastern Minnesota and are seeking input from local graziers about your experiences rotationally grazing pasture or cover crops. This meeting is a chance for you to weigh in with what’s…

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March 2019

LSP’s Mark Schultz at East Side Freedom Library

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St MN 55106 United States + Google Map

We will hear from Mark Schultz, the Land Stewardship Project’s executive director, on Tuesday, March 26, beginning at 7 p.m. He has led numerous successful campaigns in farm and rural policy and organizing, while building an effective membership organization in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Schultz works with member/leaders and staff in LSP’s five major programs — Policy and Organizing, Farm Beginnings, Soil Health, Community-Based Food Systems, and Membership — to win advances for family farms, urban and rural communities,…

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April 2019

E4E & Racial Justice on the Land with LSP at Du Nord

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Du Nord Craft Spirits Cocktail Room, 2610 E 32nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Join us on Sunday, April 7, at the Du Nord Craft Spirits cocktail room in South Minneapolis. Eat for Equity and Land Stewardship Project are teaming up to raise funds and awareness for LSP’s racial equity work in our food and farming system. LSP believes that every person—of any race, rural or urban, old and young—has value that can’t be earned or taken away. We believe healthy rural communities and sustainable agriculture are not possible without addressing racism and racial…

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May 2019

Wildly Successful Farming Book Event in Austin, MN

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, 1304 21st St. NE
Austin, MN 55912 United States
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On Monday, May 6, Land Stewardship Letter editor Brian DeVore will talk about his book, Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic, at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center in Austin. The Austin Chapter 10 of the Izaak Walton League of America is hosting this event. Wildly Successful Farming tells the stories of farmers across the Midwest who are balancing profitability and food production with environmental sustainability and a passion for all things wild. They are using innovative techniques and strategies to develop…

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