“We are on the cusp of a monumental transfer in farmland ownership,” said Teresa Opheim, Executive Director of Practical Farmers of Iowa. “Many farmers will lose their farmland during this transition. They will be unable to purchase the land when their current landlords die and heirs want to cash out. The farmland transition is exacerbated by steep land prices, which make it very difficult for beginning farmers to get started.”
Farm transfer and land ownership issues will be a major focus of PFI’s annual conference, Jan. 23-24 in Ames. There will be a performance of Map of My Kingdom at the conference, as well as multiple sessions exploring farmland ownership topics.
Here are more opportunities to see the play throughout Iowa in the coming months:
Ames: Friday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m., Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference, Scheman Building
Forest City: Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Waldorf College
Orange City: Saturday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., DeWitt Theatre Arts Center, Northwestern College
Storm Lake: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Anderson Auditorium, Buena Vista University
Dubuque, IA., Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., Shalom Retreat Center