On September 10 -11th 2016, the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Midwest Environmental Advocates, Kewaunee CARES and Farms Not Factories will be hosting farmers and rural residents from across the country who are on the front-lines of factory farm expansion for the 2016 Factory Farm Summit: Demanding Accountability in Animal Agriculture.
Throughout rural America factory farms are expanding at an unprecedented rate. As a direct result, the air in rural communities is increasingly polluted, local waterways and wells are fouled, and farmers and rural citizens are finding themselves in a position of fighting for their homes, their businesses, and rural quality of lives.
This fall, citizens from across the country who are on the frontlines of factory farm expansion are invited to Green Bay, Wisconsin for the 2016 Factory Farm Summit: Demanding Accountability in Animal Agriculture. This day and a half long conference will be bring together leading experts on factory farming issues to work directly with those citizens most impacted. The Factory Farm Summit is an opportunity to network, workshop and learn new ways to stop the expansion of factory farms and hold bad-actor factory farms accountable for their pollution.
Who should attend this event? The 2016 Factory Farm Summit is geared toward providing tools for:
- Farmers and rural residents threatened by a proposed factory farm in their community;
- Farmers and rural residents living with an existing operation that is causing problems for the local community.
For more information on the weekend events, the conference schedule and/or to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.sraproject.org/standing-up-fighting-back/