Educational Programming in Classrooms

FFAC offers free, customizable programs on factory farming’s devastating impacts— on climate change, natural resource depletion, animal suffering, immigrant and worker exploitation, and public health. 

An FFAC educator visits your class virtually or (if COVID-safe) in person, and offers content consistent with your curriculum. 

Middle and High School

A trained educator leads interactive programming customized to your grade level and subject area.

College and University 

An expert speaker presents content through the lens of your discipline.

Student Advocates Programming for High School and College Students 

Perhaps you have students in your classes who are motivated to be change agents but don’t know where to start. FFAC’s Student Advocate programs combine a robust curriculum on industrial animal agriculture and interconnected social and environmental issues with advocacy training and hands-on experience. 

Campus Food Services Transition

 FFAC, along with our partner organizations, Default Veg and Green Monday, can help you advocate for more ethical and sustainable food at your school, including campus dining, vending machines, campus catering, and on-campus restaurants or food courts.

Please contact us at information@ffac.org to work on transitioning your food services. 

Programs for Classes, Clubs, and Organizations

Are you the faculty advisor for an environmental or social justice club that would benefit from an FFAC program? We educate your students on the interconnectedness of industrial agricultural systems and your cause, including climate change, resource depletion, pollution, racism, immigrant and worker rights, gender equality, and public health, including pandemics.

Please contact us at information@ffac.org to discuss club and team programming. 


Below is a list of some of the impacts of factory farming we cover in our programming; we can tailor our programming to meet your classroom learning needs:

Environment and Science

  • How does animal agriculture contribute to anthropogenic climate change?
  • What percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to animal agriculture?
  • How does animal agriculture contribute to global deforestation?
  • How does factory farming contribute to resource depletion?
  • What are the impacts of animal agriculture on environmental systems, including waterways and oceans?
  • What are some of the controversies within the scientific community with regard to the impacts of animal agriculture on climate change? On land-use change?
  • What are the widely accepted, sourced statistics associated with animal agriculture, including feed conversion ratios, atmospheric C02 resulting from land use change, what are the inputs to aquaculture, etc.
  • Future of food: cellular and cultivated meats

Social Justice

  • Slaughterhouse work
  • Forced labor in the fishing industry
  • Impacts to small family farms 
  • Impacts on indigenous communities
  • Factory farming pollution in communities 
  • What would a just food system look like?
  • Environmental justice
  • Connections of factory farming with racial justice
  • Connections of factory farming with feminist theory
  • Connections of factory farming with ableism
  • Federal policies for the animal agricultural sector

Human Health

  • Antibiotic resistance
  • What are the links between factory farming and pandemics?
  • The use of hormones 

Animals

  • The treatment of animals on factory farms
  • New research on animal sentience
  • The ethics of eating animals