A team of Purdue University specialists who studied confined animal feeding facilities in eight Indiana counties will present their findings during a June 18 public meeting that will be broadcast to 21 locations across the state.

‘Community Impacts of Confined Animal Feeding Operations’ will take place from 7-9 p.m. EST. The meeting is free and open to the public.

"The purpose of this meeting is to provide information to enable people to be more knowledgeable about what is going on with confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), since this likely will be the future of animal production in our communities," said Janet Ayres, an agricultural economist and Purdue Extension land use specialist.

Those attending a meeting broadcast can ask questions of Ayres and her fellow study team members: agricultural economists Larry DeBoer and Roman Keeney and animal scientist Tamilee Nennich. A series of Purdue Extension publications will be produced based on study findings and posted on Purdue's CAFO Web site

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