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Play Helps Northwest Farmers & Ranchers Plan for Succession

Great drama, timely topic – right here in Colfax! “Map of My Kingdom” comes to The Center on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7-8 p.m. FREE tickets here or by calling 397-4366 

Who’s going to get the farm?  And what are they going to do with it?  Will your future plans for your land create harmony or strife for your family?  Should I start planning?

“Map of My Kingdom” tackles the critical issue of land transition.  This live performance by Maria Vorhis  looks at the human challenges of transitioning the farm business – from beginning the conversation to the power struggles along the way – and explains how to avoid conflict and choose peaceful, rational solutions that focus on the viability of the family, and the land.

And it’s coming to The Center at Colfax Library on Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m.  Thanks to local sponsorship the play is presented by donation only but tickets are still advised. ($10 suggested donation).

“Map of My Kingdom” was commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander to help farmers understand the emotions that are at play in farm transitions and has played to audiences around the country ever since.

In the drama, Angela Martin, a lawyer and mediator in land transition disputes, shares stories of how farmers and landowners she has worked with over the years approached their land successions. Some families almost came to blows, struggling to resolve the sale or transfer of their land and dissolving relationships. Others found peacefully rational solutions that focused not only on the viability of the family, but also of the land.

Thank you to our local sponsors including Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition, The McGregor Company, Avista, GVA, University of Idaho Extension, Moscow Food Co-Op, Hayden Ross, and Potlatch Deltic
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