Who’s going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your plans create harmony or strife for your family? Map of My Kingdom, a play written by Iowa poet laureate Mary Swander and commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa, deals with the critical issue of land transition. This one-woman show features stories of how farmers and landowners have approached land transition. The sole character in the play is Angela Martin, a lawyer who mediates land transfer disputes. Some of the families in her stories are nearly torn apart by their disagreements; others find rational and peaceful ways to pass on their precious farmland which respect not only the family, but the health of the land into the future.
Watch the trailer here.