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Feedlot Program moves forward


Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Monday, June 11, 2001

After a two-week interval, the County Board was back in session last Tuesday to tackle a full agenda that included several departmental presentations and a public hearing.

The County Feedlot Officer, Mike Frauenkron, joined with Kevin Scheidecker of the Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office and Donna Rasmussen of the Water Quality office to present the County Feedlot Program Workplan to the Board for approval.

The county’s feedlot inventory program has been underway since last summer when Frauenkron instigated a feedlot registration program. The Workplan is a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requirement, and documents the activities the county will conduct to meet compliance with state and federal program and funding requirements.

To date, Frauenkron’s office has registered 1,386 feedlots in Fillmore County. Of these, 811 are in the 10 to100 animal unit-range; 391 have 100 to 299 units; 171 have 300 to 999 units; and 13 are over 1,000 animal units.

In response to a question from Commissioner Duane Bakke, Frauenkron reminded the Board that not all feedlots have been registered yet. It is anticipated that the number of feedlots will change after field inventories are completed.

The MPCA Workplan covers a broad area of compliance, including inspections, permitting, registration and inventories, compliance goals, complaint response, and staffing levels.

On staffing, Frauenkron, Scheidecker and Rasmussen were also requesting Board approval to hire a Feedlot Assistant to help expedite the inventory process, which in turn would move the County to a higher level of compliance, thereby increasing the county’s eligibility for receiving grant funding and cost-sharing.

To achieve this goal, the County has received federal grant funding through the Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Board for feedlot runoff reduction. Part of the money from this grant is designated to fund the Feedlot Assistant position for 20 hours per week, nine months a year for three years.

Despite the fact the Feedlot Assistant would be nearly completely funded through the federal grant, the Board spent a considerable time discussing the position. Board Chair Helen Bicknese questioned the practicality of having someone working nine months, then off for three months. The potential to lose the employee and have to hire and retrain a new one each year seemed likely to Bicknese.
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In the Land of Lincoln

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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By Mary JergensonMonday, June 11, 2001

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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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New Homes • Remodeling • Additions
Poured Basement Walls • Driveways • Retaining Walls
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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesota’s scenic family camping area.

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Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Journal Profile #84

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Name: Ellen Collett
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Chicken Salad

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Chicken Salad

5 cups cooked chicken, cut up
2 tbls. orange juice
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbls. salad oil
2 tbls. vinegar

Mix and refrigerate overnight. Add the following
ingredients and toss gently before serving.

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