Feedlot & Agriculture

The Feedlot and Agriculture Division is responsible for

County Feedlot Officer

The CFO enforces and administers the Rice County Feedlot Ordinance and assists the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency with the enforcement of state and federal rules relating to livestock.

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County Agriculture Inspector

The duties of the CAI are to inspect places that sell seed within Rice County, to assist local weed inspectors in enforcement of the state Noxious Weed law and to assist the Minnesota Department of Agriculture as directed.

Annual inspections

Rice County's CAI inspects retail seed sale locations annually, collecting seed samples, inspecting townships for noxious weed law compliance and working to get biological control agents established to control weeds.


The Minnesota State Legislature provides funds to counties to implement state feedlot regulations. Funding is primarily based on the number of registered feedlots in each county. Annual feedlot reports show the amount and kind of work that was completed, as well as the cost to perform that work. Contact the County Feedlot Officer with any questions on these reports.