Mower County is a "delegated county" of the MPCA's Feedlot Program which aims to improve Minnesota's Water Quality. The MPCA's Feedlot Program 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.
NOW AVAILABLE! you may pay your Mower County Annual Feedlot Fee Online at
Please note: an email address is required; there is a 2.5% service fee for the online transaction.
NEW: to update your Feedlot Records*, you may contact our office or use MPCA's Online Registration System .
*Note: sites that are covered under NPDES Permit should not use this service; please visit MPCA's 2021 General Permit page for more information.
Manure Demo Day & Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) Recertification Course
Please join us Tuesday, August 10, 2021 for the first Manure Demo Day at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris. The day will be broken into a morning and afternoon session. The morning session will consist of recertification training for commercial animal waste technicians (CAWTs) and includes lunch. In order to cover costs associated with the training, the fee for the morning session is $10. Space is limited to the first 100 people for the CAWT session, please pre-register by August 3, 2021 by visiting https://z.umn.edu/MDD2021
This is the only in-person CAWT recertification workshop of 2021.The CAWT session will begin promptly at 8:30 A.M. and will include an MDA program update, MPCA CAFO permit update, information on manure application timing, calibrating manure spreading equipment, tips for minimizing soil compaction and a safety walk-through. Similar to past CAWT recertification training, attendance will be monitored by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, please bring your CAWT license with you.
The afternoon field session is free and open to the public, beginning at noon. Registration is not required for the afternoon session, but attendees must check-in upon arrival. In-field demonstrations will begin at 1:15 P.M. Exhibitors and vendors will be on site to answer questions and provide product information. Current exhibitors include Artex Manufacturing, Balzer Inc, Bazooka Farmstar and Soil Warrior. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or exhibitor please contact Brenda Postels, UMN Extension at 320-203-6063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The field day is organized by the University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Custom Applicators Association, Rock County SWCD, and Stearns County SWCD.
Lunch for the CAWT's is sponsored by Minnesota Custom Applicators Association MNCAA. (Pre-registration required by August 3rd)
Feedlot Registration or Change of Ownership
Feedlot Construction Permits
Announcements from Agriculture Stewardship - Land, Water, Livestock - July 2021 Edition:
Feedlot program welcomes new staff
MPCA Marshall office
Feedlot program training videos now available online
A comprehensive series of training videos for new feedlot program staff is now available online. The Minnesota Delegated County Feedlot Online Training offers six lessons covering the fundamentals of the MPCA feedlot program, from registration and inspections to emergency response and on-farm management. While created for a primary audience of county feedlot officers, it can be useful for anyone interested in livestock and environment management. It is a joint project of University of Minnesota-Extension, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Minnesota Association of County Feedlot Officers, and funded by a LCCMR grant.
Factsheet addresses FAQs on feedlots for lenders, real estate
The Feedlot Program has posted a new factsheet with information about feedlots for lenders and real estate agents. Main topics are registration, feedlot rule compliance, and zoning. MPCA and county feedlot staff collaborated on providing answers. Find it here: Registration, permits, and environmental review | Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
|Yearly Fee (299 or fewer animal units)||$42.00|
|Yearly Fee (300 or more animal units)||$130.00|
|Permit Fees for New Construction, Expansion, or Modification:|
|10-99 animal units||$26.00|
|100-299 animal units||$105.00|
|300-499 animal units||$210.00|
|500-699 animal units||$525.00|
|700-999 animal units||$735.00|
|1000-3000 animal units||$1,050.00|