Livestock Facility Study Group

Livestock Facility Study Group Updates – June 2023

The Livestock Facility Study Group puts forward the following recommendations for consideration by the Green County Board. These recommendations cannot become policy or have any legal effect without going through the appropriate procedures for implementation. 

The recommendations are organized in the following three categories:

  • Community mapping and monitoring;
  • Best practices and outreach; and
  • Rules and regulations. 

The categories and the recommendations are not listed in any particular order. Please see the attached files:

Below are the Livestock Facility Study Group Recommendation Updates by Department.

County Board Votes to Accept Green County Livestock Facility Study Group Report Recommendations for Consideration

On May 8th, 2018, the Green County Board voted to accept the Livestock Facility Study Group and recommendations for consideration. You can view the report and recommendations on the Livestock Facility Study Group Report and Recommendations FINAL .  Each recommendation presented in the report has a lead stakeholder identified. You can view the recommendations by department in the following documents:

If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Solomon, Community Resource Development Educator at the Green County UW-Extension office 608-328-9440 or 

Green County Livestock Facility Study Group

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 or 608-328-9440 to receive email updates on Livestock Facility Study Group meetings.

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


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

Livestock Facility Study Group Meetings

The agendas, minutes, and supporting videos, presentations, and documents were posted here.

Meeting 1: W. Sept 27, 2017 (12:30-2:30)

Meeting 2:  Th. Oct 12, 2017 (12:30-2:30)

Meeting 3:  T. Oct 24, 2017 (12:30-2:30)

Meeting 4:  T. Nov 14, 2017 (12:30-2:30)

Meeting 5:  T. Nov 28, 2017 (12:30-2:30)

Meeting 6:  T. Dec 12, 2017 (12:30-2:30)

Meeting 8:  T. Jan 9, 2018 (12:30-2:30)

Meeting 9:  T. Jan 30, 2018 (12:30-2:30)

Meeting 10:  T. Feb 13, 2018 (12:30-2:30)

Meeting 11:  T. Feb 27 (12:30-2:30)

Meeting 12:  T. Mar 13,2018 (12:30-2:30)

Meeting 13:  T. Mar 27, 2018  (10:30-2:45)

Meeting 14:  T. Apr 10, 2018  (12:30-2:30)


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


Contact Victoria Solomon, Community Resource Development Educator, at 608-328-9440 or .

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