We are in a period of transition for our team. I'm a new Executive Director, and I want to explore and integrate best practices for our team moving forward that allows for good communication and collaboration.
This project is important for us to develop best practices to work with one another effectively, efficiently and productively. We are located all over the country, and we want team members to feel engaged, involved, seen and heard.
SRAP informs and educates the general public about the negative effects of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)--also known as factory farms--while working directly with U.S. communities impacted by this destructive form of industrial animal agriculture. Through public education, issue advocacy, and local community organizing, SRAP empowers rural residents to protect their public health, environmental quality, natural resources and local economies from the damaging impacts of factory farms.
We are a mobilizing force to help communities oppose the construction and expansion of concentrated animal feeding operations, but we are also building out a food and farm network to support, educate and empower rural residents to advocate for a food system that's built on regenerative practices, justice, democracy and resilience. We are looking to build out the ranks of organizers employed by SRAP, building diversity into our project and also looking at how we can transition contract growers and conventional livestock and dairy producers into SRAP organizers and advocates.