I’m about to embark on a temporary, very part-time gig with the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. The center get a variety of calls that they don’t have staff time to respond to in an adequate manner. One typical call might be from an absentee landlord – some one who has recently inherited land or has a change of heart on how to manage the land and want to know what they can do to be better stewards of the land. They might want better conservation practices, alternative or organic crop options. Or a call may come in from an existing landowner who want to explore an alternative crop. My role will be to mull over some options for the landowner and point them to resources that can help them meet their goals. I look forward to working on this project and helping more landowners have the land they own reflect their values.