GETTYSBURG, PA: A state farming group joins five
other local, state and national entities in co-sponsoring
the Third Annual Sustainable Hog Farming Summit here June
6 and 7. Location will be at the Eisenhower Inn and Conference
The event will include academic research, legal updates and
grassroots group reports from around the country, with particular
emphasis on Pennsylvania activity and issues. This year events
will focus on the ways that sustainable hog farming offers
successful and promising solutions to the social, environmental
and moral concerns raised by industrial hog production.
Farm events and an evening barbecue are planned for June
6. A full-day symposium is set June 7 on sustainable hog systems,
building profitable farms and markets, and technical and legal
updates related to industrial livestock production.
Formats will include presentations, panel discussions, and
reports on family farm-to-market initiatives. In the spotlight
will be new reports on the impacts of large-scale confinement
hog production on rural communities, human health and the
environment, as well as consumer and citizens responses.
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA),
Delaware Riverkeeper Network, www.delawareriverkeeper.org
White Dog Café of Philadelphia, www.whitedog.com
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Animal Welfare Institute, www.awionline.org