Adams County, Iowa Farmland Prices and Land Auction Information

The following information is from Iowa State University’s Land Survey that’s released each December. It is only a guide and won’t apply exactly to your farmland.  Last update 12/2023. Data on this page can be up to 12 months old. To see current Iowa land prices and most recent farmland sales results click here

Adams County Iowa

Farmland Value Profile

Adams County Iowa<br />
Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Adams County is $7,804 per acre which is up $424 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Adams County is $98.78 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Adams County is ranked #91 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Adams County in 2023 was $15,500 per acre.
Location Southwest Iowa
County Size 425 sq. miles
Total Acres 239,800
Cropland Acres 188,706
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $7,804
Average Price Per Acre for Southwest, IA $9,505
CSR2 Weighted Average 61.1
CSR2 Cropland Average 79
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $98.78
Average County Rent $266
Rent Range $194 - $257
Average rent for South West Iowa $265
Rent per CSR2 Point $2.84
Improved Permanent Pasture $101
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $66
Stalk Grazing per Acre $9
Hunting Rights per Acre $11
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Towns: Carbon, Prescott, Coing, Nodaway

Unincorporated Areas: Brooks

Townships: Carl, Jasper, Prescott, Colony, Lincoln, Quincy, Douglas, Mercer, Union, Grant, Nodaway, Washington

History: Adams County was established by the state legislature in 1851 and named in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams, or his son, the sixth President, John Quincy Adams (sources differ). The county was finally organized and separated from Pottawattamie County on March 12, 1853. Its original size was later reduced by the creation of Montgomery and Union Counties. The first county seat was Quincy. In 1872, it was moved to Coing.

Adams County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/29/23 160 acres; $4,700/acre; 51.5 CSR2; $91.26/CSR2; 65% tillable

12/14/23 75.76 acres; $6,600/acre; 55.2 CSR2; $119.57/CSR2; 69% tillable

12/12/23 74.6 acres; $6,900/acre; 69.3 CSR2; $99.57/CSR2; 91.82% tillable

12/12/23 79 acres; $8,700/acre; 75.9 CSR2; $114.62/CSR2; 91% tillable

9/21/23 40 Acres; $15,500/acre; 82.8 CSR2; 92.43% tillable

9/21/23 40 Acres; $11,500/acre; 70.5 CSR2; 77.25% tillable

1/10/23 233 acres; $5,750/acre; 55.7 CSR2; $103.23/CSR2; 87% tillable

11/15/22 80 Acres; $5,000/acre; 57.1 CSR2; 82% tillable

11/15/22 120 Acres; $6,200/acre; 52.9 CSR2; 90% tillable

9/13/22 160 Acres; $8,600/acre; 66.5 CSR2; 95% tillable

9/10/22 87 Acres; $7,500/acre; 63.1 CSR2; 80.46% tillable

7/21/22 156 Acres; $9,000/acre; 71.7 CSR2; 92% tillable

7/21/22 265 Acres; $7,500/acre; 67.5 CSR2; 91% tillable

7/21/22 156 Acres; $7,900/acre; 70.7 CSR2; 93% tillable

7/21/22 77 Acres; $7,000/acre; 54.4CSR2; 94% tillable

7/21/22 239 Acres; $5,600/acre; 54.2 CSR2; 90% tillable

7/21/22 77 Acres; $6,000/acre; 52.6 CSR2; 76% tillable

7/21/22 150 Acres; $9,700/acre; 69.9 CSR2; 93% tillable

7/21/22 148 Acres; $10,250/acre; 81.8 CSR2; 96% tillable

7/21/22 144 Acres; $8,400/acre; 66.4 CSR2; 95% tillable

7/21/22 38 Acres; $6,500/acre; 55.3 CSR2; 81% tillable

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Adams County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Adams County Farmland Values and Average Prices

All farmland values for Adams County are stated as averages and are not a guarantee of value in any given situation.  If you need a written farmland appraisal you should call us at 855-376-3478 to discuss how we can help you.  Farmland prices can change quickly and some information on this website can be up to 12 months old depending on when you view it.  All sale results are dated so you can see the date of the sale however averages are calculated in December of each year and are based on a September to September study.

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