Request For Proposals - Agricultural Lease

We're accepting competitive sealed bids for the agricultural lease of 47 acres of land.

Agricultural Lease

Request for Proposal

Notice is hereby given Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County (Extension) will be accepting competitive sealed bids for the agricultural lease of 47 acres of land located at 1894 State Highway 68, Canton, NY 13617. Proposals should include an annual per acre rental rate, a brief description of the proposed agricultural practices to be conducted on the property, name, address, signature of the bidder, and date. Bids will be accepted until Friday, April 30, 2024, at 12:00 P.M at Extension’s Administration Office, located at 2043B State Highway 68, Canton, NY 13617 and shall be opened after that time by the Board President. Only sealed bids will be considered. Proposals received after 12:00 P.M. will not be considered.

Address Bids to:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County
2043B State Highway 68
Canton, NY 13617

Attn: Finance Department
Re: Ag Land Lease

Preservations of Rights:

It is the intent of Extension to award this lease to the highest bidder who proposes effective agricultural practices that improve and protect the property’s soil health. Extension reserves the right to reject any/or all proposals and waive all minor technicalities, informalities, and irregularities. Extension reserves the right to accept the proposal, which in the judgment of Extension, is in its best interest.

If you have any questions concerning this request for the submission of this proposal or would like to walk the property, you may contact Patrick Ames, Executive Director, at (315) 379-9192, Ext. 226.

Proposed Duration/Term

One year lease, renewable for up to five years.

Invoicing /Payment

Annual rent shall be paid within thirty (30) days of receipt of an Extension invoice.

Insurance Coverage

Renter shall provide a Certificate of Insurance with Extension as the certificate holder and Additional Insured including a Waiver of Subrogation in favor of Extension, showing evidence of the following minimum limits of insurance, or as required by law, whichever is greater.

  1. Commercial General Liability, including contractual, independent contractors, products/completed operations, sudden and accidental pollution: $2,000,000 aggregate/$1,000,000 per occurrence.
  2. Automobile Liability, must include Owned (If any), Non-Owned & Hired - $1,000,000
  3. Statutory Workers Compensation
  4. Commercial Umbrella or Excess Liability - $1,000,000
  5. Renter is responsible for insuring any and all property and equipment it brings/installs/utilizes during the course of this activity. Extension assumes no liability for any damage, loss of use or loss to Renter’s property.

Hold Harmless

The Renter, to the fullest extent permitted by law, shall indemnify and hold harmless Extension, their employees, volunteers, agents, Directors and officers and Cornell University from and against any and all actual alleged claims, suits of demands of any kind and nature whatsoever that result from injury or illness to any person or persons, including death, or damage to property arising out of any act or omission of the Renter, its employees, volunteers, participants, or agents and arising out of its use and occupancy of the premises indicated above.


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Last updated April 11, 2024