“Map of My Kingdom,” a play commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa, written by Mary Swander, to be performed. Click here to read more.

Event details

  • Friday | January 29, 2016
  • 12:00 am
  • Gateway Hotel and Conference Center 2100 Green Hills Drive Ames, IA 50014

In 2012 more than 56% of Iowa’s farmland was owned by people over the age of 65 with many of them questioning just what will happen to their land after their gone. In order to help waylay fears and answer questions about transitioning land to the younger generation Iowa Public Radio has partnered with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Beginning Farmer Center to present Map of My Kingdom which is a one-act play that plows through questions about land ownership and inheritance. The main character, a mediator in land transition disputes, works her way through various scenarios ranging from the alienation   of family members while in other situations they use teamwork to build thoughtful solutions.

The drama was written by ISU Professor Mary Swander, BEI Emeritus Fellow, who says the play highlights the issues of aging farmers and encourages discussion about the land transfer process in Iowa. The performance of Map of My Kingdom is free and open to the public.