Interested in the from-farm-to-kitchen beef industry?

Or just like to know where your burger is coming from?

Astoria High School students will be hosting a free event on the topic Thursday at Fort George Brewery.

Margaret Brown, a senior at Astoria High School, along with a group of her classmates, is organizing the event in the show room in the Lovell Building at 7 p.m.

“It’s designed similarly to the Science of Tap events,” she said.

Brown works at Fort George, so the location became a perfect opportunity.

“We’re going to be talking about the treatment of cows on farms and at the meat packing plants and slaughter houses,” she said. “We’ll also be talking a little bit about the consumer, the workers and the conditions.”

The event is free and open to the public.

It is expected to last one hour.

Five high school students and Brown will be discussing the beef industry, from farm to kitchen, while hosting guest speakers that include two organic beef farmers from the Nehalem area.

“One will be talking about small farm economics and the other about the treatment of their cows,” Brown said.

Lisa Clement, owner of Astoria restaurant Clemente’s, will discuss the quality and taste differences of organic, free range cows and store-bought beef.

Holly Brause, an AHS grad and college graduate who waitresses at Clemente’s, will be talking about the importance of the organization for community supported agriculture (CSA).

The project is for credit in Brown’s Astoria High School English project. After reading the book “Fast Food Nation,” Brown and her classmates were charged with producing a project for the final that makes the community more aware of the issue.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

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