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