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


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


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

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Media contact:

‹Steve Masar | Socially Responsible Agricultural Project

415.420.7527 |