Family Farms, not Factory Farms

All hard copy materials for State Leadership CDEs have to be mailed on Friday!  That means Market Plan, Ag Issues, Ag Comm, Job Interview, and Prepared Public Speaking.

Fruit will come in on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.  Make plans to get your fruit out of my room on that day!


Read this article.

What is a factory farm?

How does the USDA classify the size of a farm?

Which organizations would like to convince the public that factory farms are the rule and not the exception?

What’s untrue about the argument that animals raised on factory farms are injured and deformed? Or that farmers don’t care for their animals?

Confinement operations are associated with “factory farming”.  Activists seem to believe that the confinement is to “keep the atrocities of what’s going on inside the barn from being seen by the public”.  What’s the real reason?

Now – read this article.

Give me some specifics on how the author says they raise their hogs.  What technologies do they employ? What do these practices result in? Are there other benefits the author notes about raising animals in confinement systems?

What percent of farms in American are family owned and operated?

Your post is due Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:15 a.m.


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