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: Teresa McDill
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) protects the public health and safety regarding food and agricultural products.
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 Farenheit 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, dependant 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.