MEDIA ALERT: North Dakota’s Factory Farm Future — “How Bad Is It?”

National experts come to Cass County for a real-world presentation on the harsh impacts of industrial animal operations & the need to reject Pipestone’s Rolling Green hog CAFO now

CASSELTON, ND—October 4, 2017—Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP), a national-recognized industrial animal operation expert and family farm advocate, is sponsoring a public meeting on Thursday, October 5th at 6:30pm at the Days Inn in Casselton.

The open information event supports the local North Dakota community group Concerned Citizens of Buffalo in their nearly two-year effort opposing Rolling Green Family Farms — the controversial industrial-sized confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) planned for Cass County.

This public meeting is hosted by the Bismarck-based Dakota Resource Council.

The “How Bad Is It?” forum will be a hands-on, informative presentation by experts and farmers who have first-hand experience with the negative impact industrial-sized animal operations have on communities — their health, their lifestyles and their quality of life. Speakers include:

  • Scott Dye : Missouri farmer | Regional representative, SRAP
  • Chris Petersen: Iowa pig farmer| Past president , Iowa Farmers Union | Regional representative, SRAP
  • Curtis Stofferahn: Professor Emeritus, University of North Dakota | Rural sociologist | Author

All Cass County residents interested in the health, safety and security of their families, homes, environment, natural resources, personal finances and local economy are encouraged to attend.

“Allowing a massive hog operation to take root in Buffalo would not be the end of the story – it would be the beginning of the end of North Dakota as you know it.” – Scott Dye, Socially Responsible Agricultural Project

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EVENT AT-A-GLANCE

WHAT:                 PUBLIC FORUM: How Bad Is It?

WHEN:                 Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 6:30pm-8:00pm CT

WHERE:               Days Inn| 2050 Governor’s Drive, Casselton, ND 58012

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Media contacts

Steve Masar | p: 415-420-7527 | e: media@sraproject.org

Liane Stout | p: 701-412-4485 | e:  jolistout@ictc.com