The legislature provides funds to counties to implement state
feedlot regulations. The amount is primarily based on the
number of feedlots in the county.
The posted reports show the amount and kind of work that was done as well as the cost to perform the work.
Contact County Feedlot Officers, Doug Bos and Justin Decker, if you would like further details.
Click the links below for the 2011 reports:
Click here for the latest
MPCA Feedlot Publications
State Cost Share Program
The State Cost Share Program is a viable source of funds that
provide a financial incentive to landowners that wish to install
conservation practices on their land. In addition to the
State Cost Share Program, landowners have the opportunity to
participate in various other cost-share or financial incentive
programs. Individuals seeking financial or technical
assistance will be informed of the Federal Environmental Quality
Incentive Program and the State Revolving Loan Fund Program (also
known as Ag BMP Loan Program). The SWCD and the NRCS (National
Resource Conservation Service) provide technical assistance for the
survey, design and installation of water quality practice.
State Revolving Loan Program
(Ag BMP Program)
The Rock SWCD works with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to provide low interest financing to farmers, rural landowners and agriculture supply businesses to encourage agricultural best management practices that prevent or reduce runoff from feedlots, farm fields and other pollution problems identified by the county in local water plans. This program provides loans for projects that reduce existing water quality problems caused by agricultural activities or failing septic systems and helps landowners comply with water related laws and rules.
State Cost Share - Well Sealing
State Cost Share funds are available to assist landowners with
the cost of sealing unused wells. Funds are available for up
to 50% of the cost or $300 whichever is less. Wells must be
sealed by a licensed well sealer. Call our office to have your
name put on the cost share list, bring us a copy of your paid bill
to be reimbursed. It's that simple!
Wetland Conservation Act
The SWCD assists cities, townships, citizens and county
departments in the administration of the Minnesota Wetland
Conservation Act. SWCD staff provides technical
assistance and acts as the "clearing house" for wetland and water
related activities throughout Rock County.
The SWCD in conjunction with the State Climatology Office monitors site specific precipitation throughout Rock County. The data collected provides citizens and the State of Minnesota with important precipitation information and weather history.