Feedlot & Agriculture

The Feedlot and Agriculture division is responsible for the following areas:


County Feedlot Officer (CFO)


The duties of the CFO are to enforce and administer the Rice County Feedlot Ordinance and to assist the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) with the enforcement of State and Federal rules that relate to livestock.

The CFO processes feedlot permit requests, inspects feedlot sites and follows up on complaints.

County Agriculture Inspector (CAI)


The duties of the CAI are to inspect places that sell seed within Rice County, to assist local weed inspectors in enforcement of the State Noxious weed law and to assist the Minnesota Department of Agriculture as directed.

Annual Inspections


Yearly the CAI in Rice County inspects retail seed sale locations collecting seed samples, inspecting townships for noxious weed law compliance, and working to get biological control agents established in Rice County to control weeds.

For questions or concerns relating to Feedlots, please contact Bryce Krejcarek at 507-332-5954 or by email.

Reports


The legislature provides funds to counties to implement state feedlot regulations and that the amount is primarily based on the number of registered feedlots in the county.

Natural Resources Block Grant Reports


The Natural Resources Block Grant Reports show the amount and kind of work that was done, as well as the cost to perform the work. The County Feedlot Officer (CFO) should be contacted if there is interest in additional details.