PRESS RELEASE 2.19.18
As the Green County Livestock Study Group begins to develop recommendations to present to the Green County Baord, the Study Group is inviting Green County residents to share research-based ideas for recommendations. The purpose of the Study Group is to use science-based information to provide the Green County Board with science-based recommendations developed to effectively protect groundwater, surface water, air quality and public health and safety. Recommendations must be submitted in writing to Victoria Solomon, Community Resource Development Educator with Green County UW-Extension by Monday, February 26th. To submit your recommendation, send it to Victoria at email@example.com with the subject line “Recommendation Brainstorm for Livestock Facility Study Group” or write to the Livestock Facility Study Group, c/o Green County UW-Extension, 2841-6th Street, Monroe, WI 53566. Recommendations should be brief and site a source to provide the justification for the recommendation. Submitting a recommendation does not mean that a recommendation is guaranteed to be included in the final report to the county board. The members of the Livestock Facility Study Group are: Paul Beach, Tom Daly, Ken Hodgson, Barb Krattiger, Oscar Olson, Jen Brooks, Craig Edler, Bert Paris, and Bethany Storm. The non-voting advisory members of the study group are Todd Jenson, Director of the Green County Land & Water Conservation Department, RoAnn Warden, Director of the Green County Health Department, Adam Wiegel, Director, Land Use and Zoning Department, and Mark Mayer, former Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator with Green County UW-Extension. Victoria Solomon, Community Resource Development Educator with Green County UW-Extension is facilitating the process. If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Solomon, at the Green County UW-Extension office 608-328-9440, or via email at VIctoria.Solomon@ces.uwex.edu.
The Green County Livestock Facility Study Group was established by resolution of the Green County Board on August 8, 2017. The purpose of the Study Group is to use science-based information to provide the Green County Board with science-based recommendations developed to effectively protect groundwater, surface water, air quality, and public health and safety.
Contact Victoria Solomon at Victoria.Solomon@ces.uwex.edu or 608-328-9440 to receive email updates on Livestock Facility Study Group meetings.
LIVESTOCK FACILITY STUDY GROUP
The members of the Livestock Facility Study Group are as follows:
- Paul Beach, Appointed At-Large County Board Supervisor
- Tom Daly, Chair, Green County Towns Association
- Ken Hodgson, Chair, Green County Ag & Extension Education Committee
- Barb Krattiger, Chair, Green County Health Committee
- Oscar Olson, Chair, Green County Land & Water Conservation Committee
- Jen Brooks, Member of the Public
- Craig Edler, Member of the Public
- Bert Paris, Member of the Public
- Bethany Storm, Member of the Public
Non-Voting Advisory Members
- Todd Jenson, Director, Green County Land & Water Conservation Department
- Mark Mayer, Agriculture & Natural Resources Educator, Green County UW-Extension
- RoAnn Warden, Director, Green County Health Department
- Adam Wiegel, Administrator, Green County Zoning
- Victoria Solomon, Community Resource Development Educator, Green County UW-Extension
The agendas and minutes will be posted online here.
- Meeting 1: W. Sept. 27 (12:30-2:30)
- Meeting 2: Th. Oct 12 (12:30-2:30)
- Oct 12 Agenda
- Oct 12 Minutes
- Introduction, Presentation, & Video by Madeline Gotkowitz, Hydrogeologist, Wisconsin Geological & Natural History
Presentation & Video by Todd Jenson, Green County Conservationist
Checklist, Brochure, Presentation & Video by Tonya Gratz, Green County Conservation Technician
- Meeting 3: T. Oct 24 (12:30-2:30)
- Oct 24 Agenda
- Oct 24 Minutes
Presentation, Well Water Viewer, & Video by Kevin Masarik, Groundwater Education Specialist with Watershed Science & Education at UW Stevens Point.
Presentation, Conditional Use Permit Application, Setbacks & Highlights of Zoning, and Video by Adam Wiegel, Green County Zoning Administrator
- Meeting 4: T. Nov 14 (12:30-2:30)
- Nov 14 Agenda
- Nov 14 Minutes
- Presentation on “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations & Human Health in Wisconsin” from Rob Thiboldeaux, Wisconsin Department of Human Services.
- Presentation on “Agriculture in Green County” from Mark Mayer, Green County UW-Extension.
- Meeting 5: T. Nov 28 (12:30-2:30)
- Meeting 6: T. Dec 12 (12:30-2:30)
- Meeting 8: T. Jan 9 (12:30-2:30)
- Meeting 9: T. Jan 30 (12:30-2:30)
- Jan 30 Agenda
- Jan 30 Minutes
- Presentation on Green County Groundwater Resources and Susceptibility by TRC Environmental, Madison. John Rice, PH,PE, Lead Hydrologist; James Wedekind, PG, Lead Geologist; and Jesse Papez, GISP, GIS Analyst, Cartographer, Geologist.
- Green County Summary of Groundwater Resources and Susceptibility Presentation (70pgs)
- Green County Bedrock Map
- Green County Bedrock Geology Map
- Green County Groundwater Susceptibility Map
- Green County Groundwater Recharge Map
- Green County Water Table Map
- Green County Groundwater Resources and Susceptibility Video
- Meeting 11: T. Feb 27 (12:30-2:30)
- Feb 27 Agenda
- Feb 27 Minutes
- Meeting 12: T. Mar 13 (12:30-2:30)
- Meeting 13: T. Mar 27 (12:30-2:30)
Recently completed county reports on groundwater and livestock facilities:
- Bayfield County-CAFO Committee Report
- Dunn County-Livestock Operations, Draft Report
- Kewaunee County-Groundwater Work Group Report
- St Croix County -Groundwater Background and Findings Final Report
- Rock County-Large Dairy Health Assessment Report
- Green County Code for Manure Storage & Animal Feedlot Ordinance
- Livestock Facility Compliance & Case Law Summary
- Drafted Revisions to Runoff Management Policy (WI NR 151)
- CAFO air emissions Michigan DEQ
- Potential Health Effects of Odor from Animal Operations SCHIFFMAN et al
- Manure Irrigation Workgroup Report 2016 (pdf,122pgs,1,996KB)
- Impacts of Waste from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations on Water Quality
- Wisconsin Groundwater Quality: Agricultural Chemicals in Wisconsin Groundwater (2017)
- Understanding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Their Impact on Communities
- Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey– The Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey conducts earth-science surveys, field studies, and research. They provide objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, water resources, soil, and biology of Wisconsin. They collect, interpret, disseminate, and archive natural resource information. They communicate the results of their activities through publications, technical talks, and responses to inquiries from the public. These activities support informed decision making by government, industry, business, and individual citizens of Wisconsin.
- Green County Land and Water Resource Management Plan
Contact Victoria Solomon, Community Resource Development Educator, at 608-328-9440 or Victoria.Solomon@ces.uwex.edu .