Agriculture and Renewable Energy Development Committee

Mission: To sustain, identify and develop agriculture, agribusiness and renewable energy opportunities.

The Ag Committee meets at 7:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month (except May and October when it does not meet) with most meetings hosted at Christianson, PLLP, 302 Fifth Street, Willmar.

2017 Goal

Target activities that leverage Kandiyohi County’s assets in agriculture, with a special emphasis on Ag business, manufacturing, bioscience, technology, energy and research.


  1. Establish an Ag investment group
  2. Bring projects to the investment group for consideration
  3. Conduct an Ag Producers’ Survey and decide on issues for response
  4. Support development of additional sources and uses for area food products
  5. Support and conduct Ag education/develop a public relations strategy
  6. Continue building relationships with and assist Ag interest groups, such as the Minnesota Dairy Association, Corn Growers, etc., with promoting production agriculture and reducing barriers to Ag development
  7. Continue to monitor and promote Kandiyohi County’s involvement in the Minnesota Turkey Research and Development Facility and Minnesota Dairy Training, Research and Consumer Education Facility

Ag Producer BRE Survey

The EDC’s Ag Committee is conducting its second BRE survey of Ag producers in January and February 2017. To see the results of the first survey in 2005, click here. If you are an Ag producer and wish to be surveyed, contact Connie Schmoll at the EDC office.