Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Ralph Eichler announced Thursday that the provincial government’s agricultural Crown land lease and permit auctions will be held virtually beginning at the end of the month on Monday, Jan. 31. 

Eichler talks about the process. 

“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,” says Eichler. “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.”  

These leases and permits are available to farmers and ranchers to provide an additional land base to conduct agricultural activities. 

The official listing of agricultural Crown lands available for rent can be found by clicking here.

The Manitoba government says that the Agricultural Crown Lands Leasing Program supports the sustainable expansion of the livestock herd in the province, contributes to ecological goods and services, and supports mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Garton’s Auction Service will host the online auctions from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4; further information will follow here.