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Play on 'Retiring Farmers' Dilemma' to be Presented in Clinton

CLINTON, Minn. -- Look Who's Knockin', a one-act Land Stewardship

Project (LSP) play on the future of farming, will be presented Sunday,

Feb. 5, starting at 2 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton (225

County Highway 6). The professionally-acted play raises questions of

land ethics and the moral dilemma posed by wanting to get top dollar for

selling one's land while desiring to help the next generation of farmers

get started farming. For more information, including details on

obtaining tickets, call LSP's Amy Bacigalupo at 320-269-2105, or e-mail

Created out of numerous interviews and stories of both beginning and

retiring farmers in recent years, the one-act play uses humor,

storytelling and the common everyday tension in an elderly farm couple's

relationship to prompt personal reflection and discussion within the


The play was written by LSP organizer Doug Nopar and directed by LSP

member and western Minnesota farmer Carmen Fernholz. After the Feb. 5

performance, LSP will provide resources and first-step guidance for

those landowners interested in learning more about renting or selling

their land to a beginning farmer.

"Look Who's Knockin', and the discussion that follows will provide both

the inspiration and the means for retiring landowners to begin to

connect with aspiring, conservation-oriented farmers," said Nopar.