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S.D. to Hold CAFO Meeting

There will be a community educational meeting about Confined Animal Feeding Operations on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Milbank, S.D., Visitors Center.

A 6,000-cow dairy is being proposed for a site near in Grant County near Milbank. Grant County has seven CAFOs.

The meeting will be preceded by a free beef sandwich meal starting at 6:00 pm.

The educational seminar will begin with opening remarks by Bill Even, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture and will feature a panel of presenters from the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, SDSU Extension Services, East Dakota Water Development District and others.

The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists at the conclusion of the presentation.

"The community meeting will give folks an excellent opportunity to hear firsthand what farmers must do if they have a state permitted livestock operation," says Steve Dick, executive director of Ag United.

The event is sponsored by the Midwest Dairy Institute, the Grant County Economic Development Corporation and Ag United for South Dakota. More details of the event will follow in next week's Review.

Source: Agriculture United

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