Livestock Facility Study Group


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 victoria.solomon@ces.uwex.edu 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:

Voting Members

  • 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

Facilitator

  • Victoria Solomon, Community Resource Development Educator, Green County UW-Extension

MEETINGS

The agendas and minutes will be posted online here.






 


 





  • Meeting 11:  T. Feb 27 (12:30-2:30)

  • Meeting 12:  T. Mar 13 (12:30-2:30)
  • Meeting 13:  T. Mar 27  (12:30-2:30)

RESOURCES

Recently completed county reports on groundwater and livestock facilities:

Legislative Resources:

Research Resources:

Additional Resources:

  • Wisconsin Geological & Natural History SurveyThe 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

QUESTIONS?

Contact Victoria Solomon, Community Resource Development Educator, at 608-328-9440 or Victoria.Solomon@ces.uwex.edu .