Saturday, October 28, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Linwood Rec Center, 1901 S Kansas
Come learn why–or why not–poultry processing would be good for Sedgwick County.
Don Stull is an applied cultural anthropologist who has conducted basic and applied research throughout the United States. For the past 30 years his work has focused on the meat and poultry industry in North America, rural industrialization and rapid growth communities, and industrial agriculture’s impact on farmers, food-processing workers, and rural communities. He has also studied the impact of the 2004 termination of the federal tobacco program on tobacco farmers in western Kentucky. Don was editor-in-chief of Human Organization, the leading international journal of applied social science, from 1999 through 2004, and president of the Society for Applied Anthropology from 2005 to 2007. He retired from the University of Kansas in 2015, after 40 years on its faculty.
The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP) works throughout the U.S. helping communities protect themselves from the negative impacts of factory farms, officially called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). SRAP gives family farmers, ranchers, and other rural citizens the tools needed to develop and sustain ecologically sound, economically viable, humane farming alternatives to industrial-scale agriculture.