ANNUAL FALL LEASE AUCTIONS SCHEDULED FOR SCHOOL LAND TRUST
Posted by arthur1234 on September 9, 2009
For More Information Contact: Keith Kuhlman (405) 604-8100
The 27th annual School Land Trust lease auctions will begin October 19th in Beaver County and conclude November 3rd in Shawnee. This year’s fall lease auctions will include a total of 497 leases in 34 counties.
“Over 110,000 acres are being offered in these auctions,” said Keith Kuhlman, Director of Real Estate Management Division for the Commissioners of the Land Office. “Some leases are suitable for grazing or farming operations and others are ideal for recreational hunting, fishing or other personal enjoyment uses.”
Most leases are for a term of five years, he said. Minimum bids are listed for each tract. Detailed lists are available from the CLO at (405) 604-8100 or 1-888-355-2637. The information is also available on line at http://www.clo.state.ok.us.
Leases in Beaver County will be auctioned at the Beaver County Fairgrounds at 2 p.m. October 19th. Cimarron County leases will be offered at 9 a.m. October 20th at the Cimarron County Fairgrounds, and bidding for Texas County leases begins at 2 p.m. at the Texas County Fairgrounds in Guymon on October 20th.
Leases in Harper, Ellis, Woodward, Major, Dewey and Woods Counties will be offered on October 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the High Plains Vo-Tech in Woodward. Kiowa, Greer, Caddo, Roger Mills, Washita and Custer County leases will be auctioned at 10:00 a.m. at the Western Technology Center in Burns Flat on October 26th.
On October 27th, leases in Comanche, Stephens, Cotton, Grady and Tillman Counties will be auctioned at the Great Plains Tech Center in Lawton beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Pawnee, Payne, Logan and Noble Counties will be auctioned at the Payne County Fairgrounds at the Community Bldg. in Stillwater on October 28th at 10:00 a.m.
Kay, Garfield, Alfalfa, Grant and Blaine Counties lease auctions will be held on Monday, Nov. 2 at the Chisholm Trail Pavilion, at the Garfield Co. Fairgrounds. This is the third year for this new auction location. Signs will be posted.
Auctions will conclude in Shawnee at the Gordon Cooper Tech Center on November 3rd at 10:00 with Lincoln, Pottawatomie, Cleveland, Oklahoma and McClain Counties.
Statewide, 745,000 acres are managed by CLO and revenue generated from lease auctions is distributed to Oklahoma schools and universities. Kuhlman said more than $82 million was contributed to education by the School Land Trust last year.