The Northern Rhode Island Conservation District (NRICD) is seeking conservation-minded agricultural producers with several years of experience who are looking to establish an agricultural enterprise at Snake Den Farm in Johnston, RI. As the land is owned by the State of Rhode Island, Snake Den Farm offers a uniquely secure lease opportunity for farmers. We offer eligible leaseholders the choice of long lease terms, options to renew, and potential for increased acreage over time. The maximum acreage available for lease is 2 acres.
This acreage will not accommodate livestock and is only suitable for perennial or annually tilled crops.
Additional information regarding the land lease opportunity can be found here: Full RFP for Ag Land Lease at SDF
This RFP form will be open to applications until October 1, 2023.
Review of applicants will begin on September 15, 2023.
The applicant chosen for this opportunity can expect to enter into a lease agreement with the NRICD sometime between November 2023-February 2024, and will be able to begin utilizing the property immediately upon entering into the lease agreement.
If you are interested in submitted an application, we will be accepting applications via this google form: https://forms.gle/5DPfpnRu99dHAPn99