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Iowa Farmland Investor Resources

For those that own farmland or want to own farmland there is always a hunger for information to keep current on the farmland market and conditions affecting it.  Below are websites that are important for you to keep abreast of the land market.  Also be sure to watch our Facebook page for our monthly LIVE broadcasts discussing the land market and previous months auction results.

Farmland For Sale In Iowa:

DreamDirt Farm and Ranch Real Estate offers farms for sale by private sale.

Farmland Auctions in Iowa:

DreamDirt Auctioneers regularly offer farms for sale at live auction with online bidding.

Farmland Prices in Iowa: is the most comprehensive farmland prices website with current information focused on Iowa farmland prices and used by brokers, appraisers, auctioneers and land owners across the nation.  DollarsAndDirt was the original farmland prices website and differs from other self appraisal websites which generate computer calculated appraisals soley based on CSR values of farmland.  DollarsAndDirt keeps track of the average value stated in dollars per CSR2 point, average rent prices based on dollars per CSR2 point along with many other criteria related to farmland values in Iowa.

Center for Agricultural and Rural Development:

Iowa State University has developed their Iowa Farmland Values portal over the last 2 years to help find current and historical farmland values across the state of Iowa and and revolves around the ISU land values survey.

2016 Farmland Values Survey:

Iowa State University provides an annual report on Iowa farmland values.  This report comes out in December and includes a statewide survey of auctioneers, real estate brokers and farmers.  It measures attitudes and market conditions that are favorable and unfavorable to the land market.

1031 Exchanges of Farmland:

Ken Tharp at Iowa Equity Exchange can take the stress and mystery out of 1031 Exchanges.  Ken completes all of the paperwork for your 1031 and keeps you abreast of the rules and deadlines.  His individual attention is an important part of why his services have been so well received by our real state clients.

Iowa Estate Plan Blog:

Attorney Matthew Gardner shares his thoughts on estate planning and excellent tips for preparing your estate or dealing with the estate of a loved one.  He posts many articles that are of interest to farmland owners.

Farm CPA Today:

Paul Neiffer is a certified public accountant and business advisor specializing in income taxation, accounting and succession planning.  His blog is an invaluable resource for estate preparation, current landowners, farmers and those that have inherited farmland.


Many investors are always on the lookout for potential acquisitions and we are always looking for buyers to match farms too.  We understand that its easy to look around the internet or newspapers for potential farms but if thats your strategy you are probably missing the best part of the market.  You’ll be able to discover the retail farms available but you’ll often miss out on the distressed or quick sale farms, the off market farms with no advertising and even those we come across as a result of personal relationships where we know something is for sale but can not market it.  At times we can estimate that 25-30% of the farms available are not advertised anywhere.  We want to be able to match more buyers to these farms and would like you to be one of them.  If you fill out the form below we will add you to what we call our “Daily Hot Sheet” so we can contact you with potential farmland acquisitions we learn of.  We’ll send you all of our new listings as well as the off market opportunities that match your criteria that you might be interested in.

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