Fisheries and Land Resources

Forestry and Agrifoods

 Land for Agriculture

The Agriculture and Lands Branch advertises land for agriculture purposes through the Request for Proposals (RFP) process. This land includes but is not limited to:

  • Land within Agricultural Areas of Interest;
  • Agriculture land returned to the Crown;
  • Farmland Development Projects; and,
  • Land Consolidation Properties.

Through the Request for Proposals process, the Branch seeks candidates to lease and utilize land. Proposals are solicited from existing commercial farmers, part-time commercial farmers or new farmers who are in need of land to operate and develop the property as an Agricultural Crown Land Lease.

Interested individuals or groups can make application and outline their development proposals within the forms provided. Each proposal will be evaluated by the selection committee (Eastern or Western). The following criteria are used in evaluating the most suitable farm plan:

  • Commercial viability;
  • Applicant's need for additional land;
  • Degree to which the additional land will improve the viability of the farm land;
  • Management and use of the applicant's existing land base, if applicable;
  • Markets/quotas available to the farm;
  • Proximity of the land to the applicant's farm, if applicable; and
  • Proposed management and use of additional land.

The Selection Committee will recommend the candidate with the most suitable farm plan who can demonstrate the best agricultural use of the land.

Please read the Applicant's Guide PDF Icon (125 KB) for more information.

The following properties are currently available for application:

Project # Location Region Application Deadline
2017AOI-37 PDF Icon ( 10.8 MB) Buchans Central Open - Please contact for Additional Information
2017AOI-50 PDF Icon ( 1.5 MB) Portland Creek Western Jun 5, 2017; 4:30 p. m.
2017AOI-58 PDF Icon ( 2.7 MB) Fischells Western Jun 5, 2017; 4:30 p. m.
2017AOI-17PDF Icon ( 1.9 MB) Matthews Pond Eastern Jun 5, 2017; 4:30 p. m.
AOI2017-14 PDF Icon ( 1.8 MB) George's Brook Eastern Jun 5, 2017; 4:30 p. m.
AOI2017-18 PDF Icon ( 1.8 MB) Gull Rock Pond Eastern Jun 5, 2017; 4:30 p. m.
AOI2017-15 PDF Icon ( 1.8 MB) Gull Pond-Lethbridge Eastern Jun 12, 2017; 4:00 p. m.
AOI2017-20 PDF Icon ( 5.9 MB) Harcourt Eastern Jun 12, 2017; 4:00 p. m.
LCP2017-106PDF Icon ( 2.0 MB) Burnt Berry Central Jun 12, 2017; 4:00 p. m.
AOI2017-84 PDF Icon ( 2.1 MB) Fischell's River South Eastern Jun 19, 2017; 4:00 p. m.
LCP2017-83PDF Icon ( 6.6 MB) Heatherton Western Open
AOI2017-67 PDF Icon ( 938 KB) Mud Lake Road (Goose Bay) Labrador Open
AOI2017-16 PDF Icon ( 2.4 MB) Lehtbridge (Big Pond) Eastern Open
LCP2017-96PDF Icon ( 2.6 MB) Shearstown Avalon Open

Information regarding soil suitability PDF Icon (137 KB)

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the secretary of the RFP Selection Committee:

Eastern RFP Selection Committee

Western/Labrador RFP Selection Committee

 

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