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Agricultural Operations on Airport Grounds (2022)

Chapter: Appendix B - Summary of Airport Interview Participants

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B - Summary of Airport Interview Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Agricultural Operations on Airport Grounds. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26543.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B - Summary of Airport Interview Participants." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Agricultural Operations on Airport Grounds. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26543.
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45   A P P E N D I X B Summary of Airport Interview Participants Airport Governance State FAA Region Large Hub (LH) Denver International Airport Types of Crops: Corn, millet, winter wheat, sunflowers Acres Leased: 15,236 Acres (3 leases) Metropolitan Airports Commission Types of Crops: Corn, beans, hay Acres Leased: 448.45 Acres (2 leases at 2 reliever airports) Medium Hub (MH) Kansas City International Types of Crops: Crop rotation of corn and soybeans, KCI also has cattle ranch and hay leases Acres Leased: 7,000 gross acres (2,500 crop, 1,800 cattle, 2,700 undeveloped) (6 leases) Small Hub (SH) Eastern Iowa Airport Types of Crops: Corn and soybean Acres Leased: 2,000 acres (2 leases) Non-Hub (NH) Appleton International Airport Types of Crops: Hydroponic Acres Leased: In Terminal Manhattan Regional Airport Types of Crops: Wheat, soybean, corn, and milo Acres Leased: 350 acres (1 lease) South Bend International Airport NPIAS City/County Authority Authority City County City Authority Types of Crops: Corn (outside the airfield) Acres Leased: 30 acres (2 leases with one farmer) Code DEN MSP KCI CID ATW MHK SBN LH LH MH SH NH NH NH CO MN MO IA WI KS IN NM GL CE CE GL CE GL

46 Agricultural Operations on Airport Grounds General Aviation (GA) Airports Alexander Field South Wood County Airport County Types of Crops: Soybeans and oats Acres Leased: 120 acres (1 lease) Bethel Airport State Types of Crops: Root vegetables, potatoes Acres Leased: 9.6 acres (1 lease) Harry Stern Airport (Wahpeton) Authority Types of Crops: Corn, beans, beets Acres Leased: 373.49 acres (1 lease) San Marcos Regional Airport City Types of Crops: Hay, corn, cotton, milo Acres Leased: 997.9 acres (1 lease) Non-Airport Interviews Superior Sod Farm, Chino CA DOD, Naval Forestry and Agriculture Outlease Program Types of Crops: Sod Acres Leased: 46.69 acres (1 lease) Reliever Airports Van Nuys Airport ISW BET BWP HYI VNY GA GA GA GA R Authority WI AK ND TX CA GL AK GL SW WP

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The increasing need to use airport land for non-aeronautical revenue and decrease operating expenses may generate consideration of on-airport farming operations and agricultural leasing.

The TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program's ACRP Synthesis 117: Agricultural Operations on Airport Grounds compiles literature and practices at airports to initiate and manage agricultural operations on airport grounds.

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