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For information on the Kinnard Farms, Inc., WPDES permit, contact
Andrea Gruen

WPDES permit for Kinnard Farms Inc.

On January 29, 2018, the Department of Natural Resources reissued a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permit to Kinnard Farms Inc., a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) in Kewaunee County. The reissued WPDES permit and the department’s Notice of Final Determination on its decision to reissue a WPDES permit to Kinnard Farms are included in the document table below. The Notice of Final Determination includes a summary of all comments received during the public comment period and the department’s response. It also includes a list of all changes made from the public noticed version of the permit to the issued permit. WPDES permits are water quality protection permits designed to ensure proper storage and handling of manure and process wastewater from larger-scale livestock operations. The WPDES permit program does not address odor, noise, traffic or other issues not related to water quality.


The department public noticed its intent to reissue a WPDES permit to Kinnard Farms in The Green Bay Press Gazette on October 24, 2017. A public informational hearing was held on November 28, 2018. The comment period remained open until December 5, 2017. Kinnard Farms is a dairy operation with 10,060 animal units and is proposing to expand to 12,860 animal units by 2022. Kinnard Farms Inc. has a total of 11,429.4 acres of cropland in approved nutrient management plan. Of this acreage, 1,879.5 acres are owned and 9,549.9 acres are controlled through contracts, rental agreements or leases or under manure agreements. At current size, approximately 105,355,750 gallons of manure and process wastewater will be generated annually. Current liquid storage capacity is 411 days of waste storage.

WPDES permit application and related documents

Document/document type Description Contact
WPDES documents [DNR FTP]

WPDES permit application forms and general operation information including:

  • Reissued WPDES permit
  • Notice of Final Determination
  • Contested Case Hearing Documents
Andrea Gruen
Last Revised: Friday May 11 2018