Farmers sought to lease acres of land at South Bend International Airport

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

Wanted: Farmers in need of land.

The South Bend International Airport is looking to lease 317 acres of land to farmers who will agree to maintain it after the Federal Aviation Administration allowed on-airport farming, according to the South Bend Tribune.

Farmers must agree not to build buildings or raise animals on the property, and some crops may be restricted for certain parcels because of concerns about air traffic interference.

Farmers must also pass a background check.

The airport is interested in leasing the land so that airport staff doesn’t have to mow it.

Proposals must be submitted by Oct. 30 and can be mailed to the Executive Director’s Office, 4477 Progress Drive, South Bend, IN 46628. Bids will be awarded Nov. 6.

Find out more about leasing farm land at the airport on the airport’s website under the “RFP” section.