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Lancaster County
Date: January 11, 2019

For more information contact
Ann Ames, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
(402) 441-7496

Lancaster County Commissioners Seeking Volunteers for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Work Group

Lincoln, NE - January 11, 2019 - The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to sit on a working group to address Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). This working group will examine the commercial feedlot zoning regulations in the County.

The Lancaster County Board through the working group plans to complete the following tasks:

  • Review the County Commercial Feedlot zoning regulations for all animal types.
  • Review regulations in other communities and agencies including the Nebraska Department of Agriculture Livestock Siting Assessment Matrix.
  • Establish a working group of operators, neighbors and government agencies to review and advise about potential changes to Lancaster county regulations of commercial feedlots.
Additionally, this group will provide public input on any potential changes that Lancaster County might make to commercial feedlot regulations. The group will meet every two weeks for an hour and a half from February until May 2019.

Lancaster County Commissioners seek applicants from the following areas: Commercial feedlot operator, area farmers (not associated with a commercial feedlot), acreage owners, agricultural representatives, residents of Lancaster County villages who are not associated with agriculture, and environmental advocacy group representatives. Applicants must be residents of Lancaster County. Applicants should submit a resume in care of Tom Cajka, Planner for the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department via email at tcajka@lincoln.ne.gov. Applications are due by January 29, 2019.

Established in 1859, Lancaster County is Nebraska's second most populated county. Home to the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lancaster County is a growing and dynamic community. In collaboration with the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County provides a variety of services for residents and has been nationally recognized for its cooperation and progressive attitude in service to residents. The mission of the Lancaster County Board is to provide sustainable governmental services for a healthy, safe and diverse community.

For more information about Lancaster County please visit the website at lancaster.ne.gov or call 402-441-7447.

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