South Bend International Airport Seeks Proposal Requests for Farming

South Bend, IN – The South Bend International Airport (SBN), owned and operated by the St. Joseph County Airport Authority is requesting proposals from qualified individuals to conduct certain farming activities on property owned by the Authority. Land parcels range in size from six to 188 acres. Crop recommendations vary by parcel to include mint, alfalfa, any less than three feet tall, and some parcels do not have crop restrictions.

The full request for proposals including schedule can be found at Proposals are due by Noon on October 31, 2015.

“We already have farmers utilizing parcels for farming,” said Authority properties manager Kerianne Linn. “These additional opportunities are important as they will improve our wildlife habitat management program and reduce costs incurred by the Authority.”

If a proposal is accepted by the Authority, the successful proposer will enter into one or several lease agreements with SJCAA and conduct farming activities according to the standards set out.

About South Bend International Airport
South Bend International Airport’s three air carriers provide nonstop flights to ten cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York City/Newark, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg with connections world-wide. South Bend International’s multi-modal terminal serves over one million air, rail and bus passengers each year. According to the 2012 Economic Impact Report from the Aviation Authority of Indiana, South Bend International’s total annual economic impact on South Bend and surrounding communities was in excess of $1.7 billion.

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