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September 14, 2021

Farm Lease Auction Announcement

NJDEP’s Fish and Wildlife Farm Lease Program allows farmers to bid for land on New Jersey wildlife management areas for the purpose of grain crop production. For reduced rent, farm lease tenants can perform “in-kind services.” In-kind services are developed by Fish and Wildlife biologists and performed by tenants annually to benefit New Jersey wildlife and wildlife-related recreation. In-kind services involve a range of management practices, including invasive species control and habitat creation by planting various seed mixtures. Seed mixtures planted as a part of the in-kind services were developed to benefit a variety of New Jersey wildlife, including game, non-game, and threatened and endangered species.

The Department of Environmental Protection will be conducting three regional public auctions for Farm Lease Agreements on properties managed by the State Park Service or Fish and Wildlife. The auctions are open to all interested farmers seeking to lease offered parcels for farming. For bidder registration information and information on the individual properties being offered and to review draft lease agreements visit:

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10:00 am
Batsto Visitor Center, 31 Batsto Road, Hammonton, NJ

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10:00 am
Assunpink WMA, Horse Park of New Jersey, 626 Route 524 (Stagecoach Road) Allentown, NJ

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 am
Pequest Trout Hatchery, 605 Pequest Rd. Oxford, NJ 0786

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Last Update: June 22nd, 2022