Democracy Fractured: CAFO and Hydraulic Fracturing Conference
Join us as keynote speakers and community leaders address the challenges to PA’s agricultural heritage, from factory farms to Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction and biosolids. We will examine the economics, public health, animal health, environmental impacts, food safety and the influence of powerful well lobbied industries on our farms, economic policy, regulation and democracy. How do we protect ourselves? What happens when state agencies and government fail to protect us? How do we invest in policies that benefit our independent farms and rural communities? How do we sustain our environment and keep local independent farms viable?
- Patrick Baron: Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Public Health Implications and Industrialized Animal Production/ Antibiotics and MRSA
- Kathy Martin: Environmental Specialist - Community and Environmental Impact of CAFOs and Hydraulic Fracturing of Marcellus Shale
- Craig Watts: North Carolina Poultry Contract Farmer - What goes on behind those steel doors? See industrialized animal production through the eyes of a contract farmer.
- Terry Spence: Missouri Beef Cattle farmer /SRAP Consultant –What is preventing progressive changes to our food system? Subsidies and influence in agribusiness.
- Charlie Speer : Speer Law Firm – What happens when federal, state and local governments are not doing enough to regulate pollution from industry?
- Julie Huntsman: Veterinarian and NY Council Woman – Effects on livestock near hydraulic fracturing. What about animal health and food safety?
- Ron Gulla: Ron tirelessly educates about the effects of industrial gas development on his 141 acre farm in Southwestern Pennsylvania. "Marcellus Man of the Year".
- Terry Greenwood: Beef Cattle farmer in SW PA who will talk about his experience with gas drilling, loss of water source and cattle.
- Carol French / Carolyn Knapp: PA Dairy farmers (PLGAS) and co-founders of Pennsylvania Landowner Group for Awareness and Solutions. They will talk about leases and share how drilling has impacted their family, farms and livestock.
Sponsored by: Peach Bottom Concerned Citizens and Socially Responsible Agriculture Project
Contact: Maria Payan to reserve a seat 717-456-5800 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail check to: PBCCG, P.O. Box 307 Delta PA 17314 Student - Requested Donation $10 General Public - Requested Donation $20
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