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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.


NamePhoneEmailCounties served
Taylor, Clearwater, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Wadena
Taylor, Clay, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Traverse, Wilkin
Rhonda, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine, St. Louis, Stearns
Kourtney, Crow Wing, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, Todd
Dana Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Swift, Wright
Will, Carver, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Le Sueur, Ramsey, Scott, Sibley, Washington
Nick qui Parle, Lincoln, Pipestone, Rock
Josh, Lyon, Murray, Nobles
Jason, Redwood, Renville, Yellow Medicine
Rebecca, Nicollet, Watonwan
Dave, Martin, Waseca
Mark Earth, Wabasha
Chelsea, Freeborn, Goodhue
Paul, Mower, Olmsted
Peter, Houston, Rice, Steele, Winona