A 100-acre parcel of agriculture land near Salcha will be opened for sealed bidding on Wednesday, according to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The minimum bid — established by a fair-market value appraisal — is $40,500.
The land is subject to a 10-acre clearing requirement and agricultural covenants. Bids will be accepted until Oct. 17, with the winning bid determined five days later. Bidders must include 5 percent of their bid for down payment, to be returned after auction to non-winning bidders.
Daniel Proulx, land sales manager for Division of Agriculture Northern Region, described it as a flat piece of land with good soil and some wet lands. “We expect it to be some good farm land in the Interior,” Proulx said. Agriculture covenants state all activities must be agriculture or related in nature.
Land access is reached via Country Road, opposite the Richardson Highway from Harding Lake.
A brochure describing the parcel with be published online here starting Sept. 3. Print copies of the brochure will be available at the Fairbanks and Anchorage DNR Public Information Centers, the Division of Agriculture offices in Fairbanks and Palmer and placed around locations in Salcha, Delta Junction and Fairbanks. Call 374-3716 for brochure locations.
Proulx said it’s not the first time this parcel has been auctioned off, previously, out-of-state buyers failed to complete the contract.
Potential purchasers are encouraged to thoroughly review the sale brochure and personally inspect the parcel before bidding.
For more information on bidder qualifications and auction procedures please see the brochure or contact any of the DNR Public Information Centers or the Division of Agriculture offices in Fairbanks or Palmer. Call the DOA for more information on the parcel.