GA-FIT AUCTION for Irrigation Reduction Incentives

Ichawaynochaway Creek Basin

Auction Information for Farmers

2023 Auction

February 20th to 24th, 2023

GA-FIT will be taking bids on three incentive contracts for voluntary irrigation reduction or suspension for the 2023 growing season. Farmers (age 25 or older) who irrigate fields in the Ichawaynochaway Creek Basin are eligible to participate. We hope you will join us for the 2nd year of the auction. Bidding will be open from February 20th to 24th.  In advance of the auction, you can learn more about the auction using the links below.

Starting on February 20th...  Anyone who wishes to participate in the auction will be able to link to the auction portal from this website.  You may also receive a link to the auction portal from GA-FIT by e-mail. The auction portal will provide you with instructions and guide you through entering information about your fields and placing bids.  You will also be asked some questions about your farm and your perspective on GA-FIT.  

Submit your bids by the end of the day on February 24th.

If you participated in the 2022 auction… If the portal recognizes your contact information from the 2022 auction, you will be presented with information about your fields from last year. You will be able to review that information, modify it if needed, and remove or add fields to the auction.  You can then enter bids for those fields.

If you did not participate in the 2022 auction… You can sign up here to register for auction information updates. If you register, we will remind you when the auction is open, but regardless of whether you sign up in advance, you will be able to access the auction portal from this website from February 20 to 24, 2023.

To thank farmers for their participation, GA-FIT will send participants that place at least one bid a $250 Visa gift card. All eligible participants that place a bid can receive the $250 regardless of whether they participated in the 2022 auction or not.

The 2022 auction was a huge success with a high level of participation by eligible farmers, and we hope to have even more participants in the 2023 auction.  We want to hear your questions and comments about the auction and help make participating as easy as possible. Let us know if we can help you.

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Phone: (229) 854-4258