Grazing and Hay Leases

Lake Whitney currently has several thousand acres in the agricultural lease program. Leases vary in size from several hundred acres to a couple of thousand acres; duration of the leases are from three to five years. Grazing and hay production are utilized to control vegetative growth so that range conditions and wildlife habitat will be improved. Work abatement programs are utilized in conjunction with the agricultural lease program to improve resources around the lake. By utilizing the work abatement program, tasks such as new fence construction, establishment of wildlife food plots, seeding of native prairie grasses and spraying of undesirable woody vegetation are accomplished in lieu of cash rental payments. Persons interested in bidding on agricultural leases should contact the Lake Whitney Project Office for more information.