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MPCA rules govern the collection, transportation, storage, processing, and land application of animal manure and other livestock operation wastes. The rules apply to most aspects of livestock management including the location, design, construction, operation, and management of feedlots and manure handling facilities. There are about 18,000 registered feedlots in Minnesota.

Delegated county program

The MPCA administers the feedlot program in conjunction with some county governments. Most of the counties with a significant number of feedlots have agreed to implement the state feedlot rules and regulations and are commonly referred to as “delegated” counties. A delegated county is responsible for all aspects of the feedlot program for the smaller feedlots in their county (generally less than 1,000 animal units).

The MPCA oversees larger feedlots in delegated counties and all feedlots in non-delegated counties.

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Feedlot compliance and enforcement staff

The MPCA provides technical assistance to help feedlot owners meet environmental requirements. Contact the compliance staff for your area for assistance.


Name Phone Email Counties served
Taylor Waskow 218-849-7359 Becker, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Wadena
Taylor Waskow 218-849-7359 Beltrami, Clay, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Traverse, Wilkin
Rhonda Adkins 218-821-9727 Benton, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine, St. Louis, Stearns
Kourtney Frank 218-232-9709 Aitkin, Crow Wing, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, Todd
Dana Leibfried 320-421-7648 Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Swift, Wright
Will Martens 218-232-7802 Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Le Sueur, Ramsey, Scott, Sibley, Washington
Nick Timmerman 507-476-7122 Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Pipestone, Rock
Josh Kircher 507-476-3375 Jackson, Lyon, Murray, Nobles
Jason Kaare 507-735-8584 Cottonwood, Redwood, Renville, Yellow Medicine
Rebecca Novey 507-995-2623 Brown, Nicollet, Watonwan
Dave Malakowsky 507-461-3168 Faribault, Martin, Waseca
Mark Gernes 507-344-5260 Blue Earth, Wabasha
Chelsea Habberstad 507-226-3898 Dodge, Freeborn, Goodhue
Paul Brietzke 507-206-2616 Dakota, Mower, Olmsted
Peter Kuisle 507-424-9132 Fillmore, Houston, Rice, Steele, Winona