MEDIA ALERT: Public Forum — A Tyson Mega-Poultry Plant in Sedgwick County, KS. Is That What We Want?
New local community group hosts national experts for a real-world presentation on the impacts of industrial animal operations & the need to reject the proposed Tyson chicken plant
WHAT: ˜Getting Our Chickens in a Row’ A community meeting by No Tyson Wichita and Sedgwick County Group to learn from experienced farmers & issue experts about the health, environmental, air/water quality and economic risks of the planned Tyson industrial-sized chicken operation. Public Q&A to follow.
WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 9:00-11:30 a.m. CT
WHERE: Linwood Park Recreation Center | 1901 S. Kansas Street, Wichita, KS 67211
WHO: Don Stull: Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas | Researcher| Author
Chris Petersen: Iowa pig farmer| Past president, Iowa Farmers Union | SRAP
Tyson will bring change to Sedgwick County and it won’t be for the better.
This summer, poultry giant Tyson Foods tried to muscle its way into building a massive $320 million chicken plant in Leavenworth County near the town of Tonganoxie. The documented impacts of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are harsh and life-changing for nearby communities. Local residents opposed a future living with the high risks to their public health, water resources, air quality, treasured environment and valued local economy that always come with industrial-sized CAFOs. ˜Tongie’ flexed its own muscles — and Tyson was forced to go looking for another target community.
Enabled by the Greater Wichita Partnership, Tyson has now set its sights on Sedgwick County.
What did ˜Tongie’ know? What does Tyson want you to not know? That’s what the ˜Getting Our Chickens in a Row’ public forum is all about. All are welcome.
For more information:
Laura Krebsbach | SRAP | 402-770-7731 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Lawrence | Sierra Club, Southwind Group | 316-516-3632 | email@example.com
Lynn Stephan | Women for Kansas | 316-685-2345 | firstname.lastname@example.org