[This in from Peter McKeever]
There has been discussion of an opportunity for activists concerned about factory farms to meet and perhaps consider forming in informal network across the state.
One opportunity to do this will be at Fighting BobFest, September 8, in Baraboo at the Sauk County Fairgrounds.
At noon, there is a breakout session entitled
A Place at the Table: Food, Agriculture and Democracy with Curt Meine, facilitator; Will Allen, Jeanne Merrill and Paul Johnson.
This might be an opportunity to begin to collect names and email addresses on a list, meet one another, and quickly consider next steps.
You might want to pass this invitation on to others across the state with whom you have been in touch on this important issue. This forum should be a good opportunity to raise some questions with the speakers and those in attendance and invite others to participate.
Incidentally, Paul Johnson is an Iowa farmer, former DNR head in Iowa, and former Chief of the NRCS under President Clinton. He is an outstanding agriculture progressive, well worth hearing.
I will be there, standing to one side or the other of the venue, and we perhaps can meet quickly and see if there is interest in a longer discussion.