Thursday, November 10 (6 PM) at Eastern Shore Community College, Socially Responsible Agricultural Project and Preserve Our Shore will host an evening examining the impact of Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) on the Eastern Shore.
Across the Chesapeake Peninsula, Industrial Factory Mega-Farms are expanding at an unprecedented rate and this new model can house millions of birds on a small parcel of land. As a direct result, residents fear the air in rural communities, many of which are underserved, may become increasingly polluted, local waterways and wells may become contaminated, public health compromised and farmers and rural citizens are in the troubling position of fighting for their homes, their businesses and their quality of life.
Lisa Inzerillo Impacted 4th generation farm owner from Somerset County
Craig Watts farmer and former contract grower for Perdue Chicken
Michele Merkel Co-Director of Food & Water Justice at Food & Water Watch
Doug Gurian-Sherman, Ph.D. Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Senior Scientist for Center for Food Safety
Dr. John Ikerd Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri.
Sponsored by Socially Responsible Agricultural Project and Preserve Our Shore