Impact of Meat Processing Facilities in Small Towns Presentation June 28th

IMPACT OF MEAT PROCESSING FACILITIES IN SMALL TOWNS PRESENTATION

What are the anticipated impacts on Eagle Grove, Wright County, and the region as Prestage Foods of Iowa opens its new pork processing facility south of Eagle Grove later in 2018?  How have other small communities adapted to meat processing facilities moving into their locale?  Dr. David Peters, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Rural Sociologist, will be presenting “Social and Economic Impacts of Meat Processing Facilities in Small Towns” Thursday, June 28th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Robert Blue Middle School Auditorium, 1015 NW 2nd Street, in Eagle Grove.  The hour-long program will highlight how other Iowa communities have been impacted by the changing demographics, economics, social interactions, and quality of life aspects since large meat processing facilities moved to their communities. What potential opportunities may become available with these anticipated changes?

There is no cost to attend the presentation.  This program is sponsored by the Wright County Extension and Outreach office, the City of Eagle Grove, and Wright County Economic Development.

Wanting more information?  Please contact Sarah Seymour, Wright County Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, at seymour1@iastate.edu or by phone at 515-532-3453.