MEDIA ALERT: Factory Farm Summit Focuses on Delmarva Industrial Poultry Operations: Problems & Solutions

4-day national event highlights the impacts of industrial animal operations on public health, environmental safety, water & air quality, local economies and property values

WHAT: 2017 Factory Farm Summit focuses on the efforts of local Delmarva residents working in their communities to demand accountability from concentrated animal feeding operation owners — and calling for more responsible enforcement of by county & state officials. Hear the real-world facts from those impacted and the experts seeking solutions for a more sustainable, equitable & livable future for all residents of Delmarva. The event is organized and hosted by the national nonprofit Socially Responsible Agricultural Project.

WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 2017 | Event agenda can be found here

WHERE: Clarion Resort Fontainebleau | 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842| Location: Crystal Ballroom

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2017 Factory Farm Summit: Saturday 12/9 highlights:

11:00am – Stories from the Front Lines of Delmarva

* Kathy Cummings | Preserve Our Shore

* Lisa Inzerillo | Backbone Corridor Neighbors Association

* Patsy Taylor | Protect Our Indian River

11:30am – Factory Farms and the Eastern Shore

Robert K. Musil, Ph.D., M.P.H., President & CEO | Rachel Carson Council

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The 2017 Factory Farm Summit is presented in partnership with local Delmarva organizations, including Assateague Coastal Trust, Concerned Citizens Against Industrial CAFOs, Protecting Our Indian River, NAACP Wicomico County Branch & Keep Our Wells Clean — and the national organizations Food & Water Watch, ASPCA, Farm Aid & The 11th Hour Project

For more information, please visit http://www.sraproject.org/2017factoryfarmsummit

Media contact:

​Steve Masar | Socially Responsible Agricultural Project

415.420.7527 | stevem@sraproject.org