The Manitoba government's agricultural Crown land lease and permit auctions will be held online beginning Monday, January 31st.
Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph Eichler says "The online auction format ensures we can offer all Manitoba producers the opportunity to lease agricultural lands while remaining in accordance with current public health orders. Potential bidders are encouraged to become informed prior to the auction by researching the parcels and units of interest and becoming familiar with lease or permit obligations."
A number of agricultural Crown land parcels will be available to rent for haying, grazing or cropping. The official listing of agricultural Crown lands available for rent can be found at: http://resd.ca/leases_and_permits/LPproperties.aspx#agLeasePermit
The online auctions will be hosted by Garton's Auction Service from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, with further information to follow on https://gartonsauction.com/
These leases and permits are available to farmers and ranchers to provide an additional land base to conduct agricultural activities. The Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program supports the sustainable expansion of the livestock herd in Manitoba, contributes to ecological goods and services, and supports mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
For more information about the upcoming auctions, visit www.manitoba.ca/agriculture/land-management/crown-land or contact your local ARD and MASC Service Centre.