The MDA Local Land Use and Siting Program can provide information and guidance to producers who may be considering new operations or expansion of existing operations.
Quality of life in Minnesota is exceptional and the land of 10,000 lakes is also home to cultural urban centers, colleges and research centers and many outdoor recreational opportunities. Minnesota is a prime location for siting livestock operations and being centrally located in North America has certain advantages in regards to marketing strategies for Minnesota’s livestock and crop producers. While there are many amenities, there are some questions that may come to mind when siting new livestock operations and expanding or modifying existing operations. This will address some of these questions.
Some initial questions from producers include:
NOTE - This is only intended to cover some of the issues that livestock producers may encounter when siting new operations or expanding and modifying existing operations. There are many other requirements that this does not discuss.
Jim Ostlie, Livestock Development and Planning Specialist
Kelly Anderson, Livestock Development Specialist
Ag Marketing & Development Division