Ag Ordinance Review Special Committee 



A special committee to do responsibilities under Section 8 of the temporary moratorium, as well as other Ag-related topics including animal waste storage and livestock facilities siting.

SECTION 8. Action and Review During Moratorium.
The Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors hereby directs the Eau Claire County Planning and Development Department to:
1. Review and analyze existing state and local regulations and ordinances regarding the impact large-scale livestock facilities of 1,000 animals or more may have on groundwater, surface water, air quality, public health as these issues apply to Eau Claire County.
2. Identify areas where new regulations may be needed, where current regulations need to be modified, and where enforcement of current regulation is inadequate to protect the groundwater, surface water, air quality, public health and safety.
3. Identify who has monitoring and citation authority to ensure applicable regulations are followed.
The county board chair will appoint the 16-member committee plus two alternates and will also name a chair and vice-chair. The individuals who will be appointed and the specific areas they represent are listed below:

Ag-Dairy                                                  Tammy Schroeder
Ag-Dairy                                                  Derrick Nelson
Ag-Poultry                                               Ed Gorell
Ag-Beef                                                   Steve Strey
Ag-Cash Crop                                         Roland Fischer
Ag-Other                                                  Andy Ferguson
Environmental                                         Eleanor Wolf
Environmental City of Eau Claire            Kate Beaton
Conservation                                           Paul La Liberte
Ag-Business                                           Jody Wilhelm
Ag-Education & Zoned Town                 Mark Zuber   
Unzoned Town                                       Todd Meyer
City/Villages                                           Cynthia Anderegg
City/Villages                                           Dane Zook
LCC/County Board                                 Gary Gibson
LCC/County Board                                 Robin Leary

LCC County Board Tami Schraufnagel
Ag Jon Nicolet

The committee will serve up to six months from October 19, 2018, the date the moratorium ordinance was published, or as long as the moratorium is in place, which is up to one year from date of ordinance publication. The committee will report to the Committee on Planning and Development

Committee Clerk: Greg Leonard

Current Ordinance: Moratorium on the expansion and creation of large scale livestock facilities


Wisconsin’s Runoff Rules: What farmers need to know…

Laws affecting livestock operations…

DATCP-Wisconsin Livestock Siting…

DATCP-Manure Storage Ordinances…

DATCP-Manure Storage Ordinances listed by county…

DNR-Agricultural performance standards and manure management prohibitions…

DNR-Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO)…




 November 27, 2018



 December 11, 2018  Agenda


 January 15, 2019  Agenda


 January 29, 2019

 Agenda Minutes

 February 12, 2019-CANCELED

 Agenda Minutes

 February 26, 2019

Agenda Minutes


Meeting Recordings and Handouts:

November 27, 2018

December 11, 2018 

January 15, 2019


November 27, 2018