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Home > Plants, Pests & Pest Control > Pest Management > Noxious & Invasive Weed Program > County Agricultural Inspectors & Designated Employees > County Ag Inspector Annual Report

County Ag Inspector Annual Report

The purpose of this survey is to collect basic data from County Agricultural Inspectors and Designated Employees regarding their annual involvement with the Noxious Weed Law and other activities regarding prevention and management of noxious weeds and other invasive plants in their jurisdictions. Collected data will be analyzed among participants and used to determine what the priorities and needs are for counties and their municipal partners regarding the successful enforcement of the Noxious Weed Law and what resources are needed to successfully prevent, control and eradicate problem plants throughout the state. Please read through the entire survey and provide any information that you can. If a question does not apply to you or your county, skip it and move on to the next one. If you don’t have specific data for a question, but can give an estimate, please feel free to do so. Any participation and data provided is greatly appreciated by both the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Minnesota Association of County Agricultural Inspectors!

County Inspector Information
Inspector Role
City Data
Did you receive data from your cities?


If no, either leave this section blank, or answer the questions that you have data for using your best estimates.
Number of landowner contacts resulting in voluntary compliance
Number of official contacts (violations) made during the year with landowners regarding weed control
Number of times the city hired or performed the requested control/eradication work and added to the property taxes or issued a citation (under city ordinance)
Number of times the city hired the requested control/eradication work done and submitted cost to the county under the state noxious weed law (do not duplicate with county data)
Total Number of cities that publish a notice of weed control (general notice)
Estimated number of cities that participated in noxious weed outreach
Estimated annual cost of mechanical, cultural and/or biological weed control
Estimated annual cost of herbicide applications for weed control
Township Data
Did you receive data from your townships?


If no, either leave this section blank, or answer the questions that you have data for using your best estimates.
Number of townships with additional weed ordinances
Total number of landowner contacts resulting in voluntary compliance
Total number of official contacts/violations submitted during the year with landowners regarding weed control
Number of times the township hired the requested control/eradication work done and submitted cost to the county under the state noxious weed law (do not duplicate with county data)
Number of times the township hired the requested control/eradication work done under the townships own weed ordinance
Number of townships that publish a notice of weed control (general notice)
Estimated number of townships that participated in noxious weed outreach
Estimated annual cost of mechanical, cultural and/or biological weed control
Estimated annual cost of herbicide applications for weed control
County Data
Number of hours per week performing CAI/CDE duties.
MACAI member

Are you a member of the Minnesota Association of County Agricultural Inspectors?
MACAI Short Course

Did you attend the annual MACAI Short Course?
General Weed Notice

Did your county publish a General Notice this year?
If yes, where?



How many contacts regarding weed issues did you have with landowners this year?
How many contacts for public owned lands with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources?
How many contacts for public owned lands with the Minnesota Department of Transportation?
How many contacts for public owned lands with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service?
How many contacts for public owned lands with the United States Department of Defense?
How many contacts for public owned lands with the United States Bureau of Land Management?
How many Official Notices/Violations did you submit to private landowners this year?
How many for public owned lands - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources?
How many for public owned lands of the Minnesota Department of Transportation?
How many for public owned lands - US Fish & Wildlife Service?
How many for public owned lands - US Department of Defense?
How many for public owned lands - US Bureau of Land Management?
How many cooperative weed agreements were developed and approved for landowners this year?
How many violations resulted in the county hiring the work done and adding to the landowners property taxes?
How many violations were submitted directly to the County Attorney and a summons to court was issued?
Cost of annual noxious weed work - Mechanical, cultural, biological
Cost of annual noxious weed work - Herbicide applications
Cost of annual noxious weed work - Travel (inspections, management and landowner contacts)
Cost of annual noxious weed work - Administration
How did your weed control this year compare to last year?
Annual weed meeting

Did your county hold an annual weed meeting this year?
If yes, how many cities were represented?
If yes, how many townships were represented?
If yes, how many state agencies were represented?
If yes, how many federal agencies were represented?
If you held more than one weed meeting, how many?
Which biological control programs did you or your county participate in this year?




Which MDA programs did you assist with this year?