‘Map With SRAP’ at Farm Aid 2023!


Socially Responsible Agriculture Project (SRAP) is excited to announce that we will be at Farm Aid 2023 at the Ruoff Music Center—or Deer Creek as the locals call it—in Noblesville, Indiana, on Saturday, September 23! 

The annual festival brings together a wide variety of artists and farmers to help raise awareness about the importance of keeping family farmers on the land. 

In honor of this year’s theme—water and agriculture—SRAP will host an exhibit in Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village that connects the dots between factory farms and water pollution. 

Our exhibit, “Map With SRAP: Are Factory Farms Polluting Your Water?”, will feature a large map that shows industrial livestock operations and polluted waterways in the United States. 

Our Water Rangers team also will perform live in-person water-testing demonstrations! The demos will show you how to test and analyze water samples so you can monitor your local water quality and check for factory farm pollution. 

Factory farms are some of the worst polluters in the U.S. because of the amount of waste they produce which is often applied untreated to surrounding land.

Also joining us at this year’s Farm Aid are Craig Watts, Michael Diaz, and Susie Crutchfield, three former contract growers turned socially responsible food and farm advocates who now serve on SRAP’s Contract Grower Transition team. 

The Contract Grower Transition Program engages contract growers struggling within the industrial agriculture system. Using firsthand experience, our team of former growers helps support current growers looking to exit the system, and provides resources to prevent others from becoming trapped in contracts that are often exploitative and one-sided.

If you are attending Farm Aid 2023, be sure to stop by and see us! We can’t wait to rock out with our favorite farmers and ranchers and enjoy tasty bites made by local family farms. 

About SRAP

For more than 20 years, SRAP has served as a mobilizing force to help communities protect themselves from the damages caused by industrial livestock operations and to advocate for a food system built on regenerative practices, justice, democracy, and resilience. Learn more at sraproject.org.