On Saturday, April 5, over 150 people from around the state attended a conference in Madison on the Environmental Impacts of Large Livestock Operations in Wisconsin. The conference was planned and hosted by FightingBob.com, Garvey McNeil & McGillivray, and Midwest Environmental Advocates. Jim Hightower gave a rousing keynote address, and conference attendees heard from a variety of speakers on topic such as Wisconsin’s Livestock Facilities Siting Law, which has paved the way for the rapid expansion of CAFOs; the impacts of livestock agriculture on public health, air, and groundwater; and the need to become active participants in state politics and our local, sustainable food network.
Full conference materials will be available soon – stay tuned for an announcement. In the meantime, check out Jim Hightower’s Keynote Address: