On November 6, 2013 at 7pm Northern Michigan Christian School will host a conversation with Mark Baker. Mark Baker is a northern Michigan farmer who has been ordered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to “depopulate” his livestock because the DNR believes they could become a significant nuisance to local communities. Mark’s story has been hotly contested and publicized throughout the mid-west for several years. We will be examining Mark’s understanding of the is-sues and his interaction with government agencies. Although Mark’s situation is based on a specific species of animal, there may be significant implications for the broader farming and consumer community which merit discussion. You are strongly encouraged to join the conversation about alter-native agricultural practices, the government, and you.