MEDIA ALERT: National Factory Farm Summit Lands on Maryland’s Eastern Shore


Community members from across the nation gather in Ocean City to network, learn & call for change in the policies & practices of the massive national expansion of industrial animal operations

WHAT: 2017 Factory Farm Summit is a 4-day public event bringing together national & Delmarva-based industrial animal agricultural experts, community groups, scientists, scholars, public health advocates and sustainable farming families. Through workshops, training sessions and expert presentations, attendees will share community experiences & best practices for confronting the nation’s concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) crisis.

The event is organized and hosted by the national nonprofit Socially Responsible Agricultural Project.

WHEN: Thursday, December 7 thru Sunday, December 10, 2017  | Event agenda can be found here

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


2017 Factory Farm Summit highlights include:

* Eastern Shore Factory Farm Tour [SOLD OUT] — A real-world tour of a local rural community & the pollution impacts of industrial CAFOs

* Keynote address by Christopher Leonard — Author of ˜The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business’

* You Can Be the Difference  with Maryland State Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr. — Sponsor of Maryland’s landmark legislation proposal, The Community Healthy Air Act of 2017

* Book signing by Maryn McKenna — Author of ˜Big Chicken: The Improbable Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Farming and Changed the Way the World Eats’

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 |