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Published February 10, 2012, 12:00 AM

Play focuses on retiring farmers' dilemma

Look Who’s Knockin’, a one-act Land Stewardship Project (LSP) play on the future of farming, will be presented Sunday, February 19 at 2 p.m. at Central Square Cultural and Civic Center in Glenwood.

Look Who’s Knockin’, a one-act Land Stewardship Project (LSP) play on the future of farming, will be presented Sunday, February 19 at 2 p.m. at Central Square Cultural and Civic Center in Glenwood.

The professionally-acted play raises the moral dilemma posed by wanting to get top dollar for selling or renting one’s land for the sake of economic security but also wanting to help the next generation of farmers get started farming.

Created out of numerous interviews and stories of beginning and retiring farmers in recent years, the play uses humor, storytelling and the common everyday tension in an elderly farm couple’s relationship to prompt personal reflection and discussion within the audience.

The play was written by LSP organizer Doug Nopar and directed by LSP member and western Minnesota farmer Carmen Fernholz.

After the performance, LSP will provide resources and first-step guidance for landowners interested in learning more about renting or selling land to a beginning farmer.

Tickets are $5 each. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Julia Ahlers Ness at (320) 269-2105, or janess@landstewardshipproject.org.

To listen to an audio performance of the play, visit the website www.landstewardshipproject.org/podcast.html?s=future+(part+2. To listen to an interview with the play’s director, visit the website http://www.landstewardshipproject.org/podcast.html?y=2012.

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