Firewood Producer Certification
Agency contact information:
Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
625 N. Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 201-6000 | (800) 967-2474 | (800) 627-3529 (TTY)
Plant Protection Division
Contact Info: Mark Abrahamson
The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.
MDA Heat Treatment Certified means the company operates a kiln that has passed a rigorous inspection and testing process and has successfully demonstrated the ability to heat their firewood to a minimum core temperature of 140 Fahrenheit for 60 minutes.
MDA Kiln Dry Certified means the company operates a kiln that has passed an inspection and testing process and has successfully demonstrated the ability to heat their firewood to a specified temperature and final moisture content, dependent on the size of their firewood pieces. This certification is limited to wood that has a maximum thickness of three (3) inches, and thus is primarily used for lumber, but may also be used for firewood kindling of the appropriate size.
Base Certificate fee - $100
Time (inspection & travel - $65 per hour
Rate for billable mileage (per mile) - IRS rate
Period of Issuance:
One (1) year from issuance of certification.