April 21st zoom meeting update. Register to join.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Held online via Zoom*
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Information Session on Factory Farms in Polk County
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Overview
    • Ecological and Social Threats – Lisa Doerr, Town of Laketown
  • Local Regulations
    • Operations License Ordinance, Town of Eureka – Andy Marshal, Bassford Remelee Law
    • Conditional Use Permits for Siting, Polk County – Jason Kjeseth, Polk County Zoning Administrator
      Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, Shoreland Zoning Ordinance
  • Audience Questions
  • Pathways to a Protective Ordinance – Karen Engelbretson, PCALR
  • Adjourn

*Meeting is limited to 100 attendees.

Lisa Doerr and her husband farm in the Town of Laketown, Polk County, with footage on Tarbert and Herby lakes. They operate a commercial forage operation and sell to local beef, dairy and lamb producers. Lisa served on Laketown’s Livestock Licensing Facility Committee. She played a lead role in writing the committee’s December 2020 Town of Laketown Livestock Facility Report.

Lisa has been featured in local and national media:
Polk Co. backs down on CAFO moratorium after threat of legal action Wisconsin State Farmer. September 29, 2020
In for a Fight: Rural Wisconsinites Resist Influx of Industrial Hog Facilities In These Times, March 26, 2020
Karen Engelbretson
Polk County Association of Lakes & Rivers (PCALR)
651-602-9440; 651-395-0969 cell