Iowa Farmland Market Prices

The Iowa Farmland Market is HOT right now! With current commodity prices, interest rates, and a low supply of land, farmland values are being driven higher and higher! In fact, we’re seeing this first-hand with our own auctions. This past month has produced some outstanding results for our sellers. On March 23rd, we held an online land auction in Union County, IA, and the property sold for $1,435 more per acre than the county’s average. Similarly, on March 2nd, another one of our auctions in Bremer County, IA sold for $5,315.84 more per acre than the county’s average price!

Realtor’s Land Institute’s Land Value Survey

The Realtor’s Land Institute’s indicated in their most recent report that the statewide average in the past six months has increased by 14.1%. Additionally, pastureland is up by 12.3% and timberland by 11.2%, both of which followed the same trends as cropland. Overall, over the past 12 months, prices have increased by 32.9% for land, and these numbers are continuing to climb. It was also found that the buyer pool consisted of 65% farmers, 19% local investors, and 16% non-local investors.

To see the specifics of this report, click HERE!

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Auctioneer, Land Broker, Founder

Jason is an Auctioneer and Land Broker in Iowa and the surrounding states.  The DreamDirt team of auctioneers, land brokers, and realtors specialize in farmland sales primarily serving the heirs to family farms all across Iowa and some surrounding states.  Today's report details Iowa's current land market for land sold at auctions.

Email: Jason@dreamdirt.com | Phone: (515) 537-6633

Current Farmland Price Averages Per County 

As a farmland auction and land brokerage company, we also track recent farmland sales in Iowa and collect data weekly. We believe it is important for farmland sellers to understand the value of the farmland and provide free market evaluation consultations. Below you will see a chart of each county in Iowa, average price per acre, and average price per CSR2 rating. This data has been collected over the past 12 months and is a reflection of 80% tillable or more farmland sales in Iowa. Learn more about each county and price details by clicking on the county name in the table. 

County $/acre Average $/CSR2 Average
Adair $7,550 $118.75
Adams $8,406.25 $120.50
Allamakee $8,849.25 $145.42
Appanoose $6,372.50 $128.42
Audubon $10,075 $146.86
Benton $13,562 $155.04
Black Hawk $11,125 $142.24
Boone $10,196.67 $131.87
Bremer $14,881.25 $170.87
County $/acre Average $/CSR2 Average
Buchanan $11,687.78 $150.79
Buena Vista $12,768.05 $148.51
Butler $11,033.75 $143.73
Calhoun $11,997,22 $141.08
Carroll $13,962.50 $177.62
Cass $13,060 $157.71
Cedar $9,516.67 $148.05
Cerro Gordo $12,938.47 $164.40
Cherokee $12,292.86 $138.20
County $/acre Average $/CSR2 Average
Chickasaw $10,112.50 $136.97
Clarke $4,641.67 $98.33
Clay $14,176.92 $158.95
Clayton $11,292 $234.83
Clinton $12,919 $191.61
Crawford $11,641.76 $164.16
Dallas $14,047.22 $162.98
Davis $9,100 $179.13
Decatur $4,890 $112.70
County $/acre Average $/CSR2 Average
Delaware $14,541.67 $188.71
Des Moines $10,687.50 $130.51
Dickinson $12,660.71 $148.94
Dubuque $17,300 $233.78
Emmet $11,950 $148.66
Fayette $11,814.29 $155.45
Floyd $10.464.29 $132.24
Franklin $10,335 $128.19
Fremont $8.925 $126.30
County $/acre Average $/CSR2 Average
Greene $12,000 $145.05
Grundy $15,153.85 $169.74
Guthrie $11,308.70 $155.92
Hamilton $12,522.92 $155.12
Hancock $13,316.67 $159.61
Hardin $12,353.79 $146.13
Harrison $11,064.64 $150.27
Henry $8,903.33 $115.02
Howard $12,050.40 $163.38
County $/acre Average $/CSR2 Average
Humboldt $12,716.67 $158.04
Ida $12,283.33 $154.06
Iowa $7,716.67 $136.74
Jackson $14,400 $197.57
Jasper $10,562.50 $149.65
Jefferson $11,278.67 $151.23
Johnson $17,340 $208.40
Jones $15,583.33 $218.17
Keokuk $11,740.39 $156.96
County $/acre Average $/CSR2 Average
Kossuth $12,893.75 $161.25
Lee $7,800 $114.31
Linn $14,488.46 $179.82
Louisa $12,100 $142.35
Lucas $7,840 $114.87
Lyon $14,234 $189.04
Madison $7,839 $92.22
Mahaska $10,490.63 $140.04
Marion $14,721.20 $182.04
County $/acre Average $/CSR2 Average
Marshall $12,160.00 $144.72
Mills $10,507.14 $138.66
Mitchell $14,651.80 $178.22
Monona $9,589.29 $136.40
Monroe $6,484 $87.62
Montogomery $10,130.71 $133.87
Muscatine $10,979.25 $147.81
O’Brien $14,850 $159.30
Osceola $12,040.91 $136.64
County $/acre Average $/CSR2 Average
Page $6,975 $105.11
Palo Alto $10,783.33 $132.08
Plymouth $14,322.92 $178.98
Pocahontas $11,968.80 $150.53
Polk $9,000 $145.16
Pottawattamie $11,398.75 $154.96
Poweshiek $10,579.17 $151.68
Ringgold $3,468 $91.99
Sac $13,388.46 $153.03
County $/acre Average $/CSR2 Average
Scott $13,705 $164.92
Shelby $11,722.22 $163.78
Sioux $19,008 $213.27
Story $15,265.38 $181.36
Tama $12,561.80 $156.32
Taylor $5,756 $71.06
Union $7,320.71 $109.27
Van Buren $11,450 $168.09
Wapello $8,950 $122.10
County $/acre Average $/CSR2 Average
Warren $9,933.33 $123
Washington $16,550 $191.59
Wayne $8,360.94 $137.09
Webster $13,200 $157.88
Winnebago $9,200 $120.42
Winneshiek $10,033.75 $150.19
Woodbury $11,534.21 $163.16
Worth $10,042.08 $128.53
Wright $11,400 $145.67
Rachel Tiffany

Rachel Tiffany

Farmland Auctioneer and Agent

Rachel is a licensed real estate salesperson specializing in the sale of farm, land, and rural residential real estate. She is a graduate of Iowa State University with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Agricultural Business. Rachel has a strong interest in valuations and appraisal of rural properties and studied Rural Property Appraisal at Iowa State. She also works for DreamDirt as the Online Auction Coordinator building and facilitating their online land and equipment auctions.

Email: rachel@dreamdirt.comPhone: (515) 954-8063

Iowa Land Prices at A Glance

Our Iowa Farmland Price Heatmaps have been a huge help for people that want to visiuliaze and research farmland prices in Iowa.  Here you can research your farm’s proximity or the statewide market and see individual sale results, average prices per acre, average price per CSR2 point as well as volumes of sales and the number of acres sold.  Use this market price research tool right here at DreamDirt.  Click the Iowa map to get started.

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Whether you’re ready to start the selling process, or even remotely curious, we will gladly provide you with a FREE Market Analysis! If you are in a position to sell land in the Midwest, we want to help you achieve the top of the market on your sale.

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