Been thinking about starting or expanding your cattle operation, but are concerned about permitting requirements?
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association will be hosting a series of regional informational meetings where producers and others involved in the cattle business can learn more about the permitting process.
Farmers will have the opportunity to learn about the process and have questions answered directly by agency staff. The meetings will primarily focus on explaining the process and requirements to obtain a NPDES/SDS permit for cattle operations that will have more than 1,000 animal units.
Time permitting, agency staff also will field questions related to manure management plans, winter time feeding, backgrounding, pasture and open lots
Times and locations are as follows:
-Monday, August 12, from 10 a.m.to noon, Kandiyohi County Government Services Building, 2200 23rd St NE, Lower Level, Room 0030, Willmar
-Wednesday, August 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Lyon County Courthouse, 607 West Main, 2nd Floor, Rooms 1 and 2, Marshall
-Thursday, August, 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Detroit Lakes MPCA Office, 714 Lake Avenue, Suite 220, Large Conference Room, Detroit Lakes
-Wednesday, August 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Brainerd MPCA Office, 7678 College Road, Suite 105, Large Conference Room, Brainerd
-Thursday, August 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Rochester MPCA Office, 18 Wood Lake Drive SE, Large Conference Room, Rochester
Pre-registration is requested. Please contact Joe Martin, executive director of Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association, for more information, 612-208-6722; or email, firstname.lastname@example.org