Butler County, Iowa Farmland Values 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

Butler County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Butler County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Butler County is $12,595 per acre which is up $489 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Butler County is $155.49 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Butler County is ranked 44 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Butler County in 2023 was $21,000 per acre.
Location North Central Iowa
County Size 571 sq. miles
Total Acres 324,282
Cropland Acres 294,649
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $12,595
Average Price Per Acre for North Central, IA $12,818
CSR2 Weighted Average 74.6
CSR2 Cropland Average 81
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $155.49
Average County Rent $298
Rent Range $238 - $343
Average rent for North Central Iowa $285
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.73
Improved Permanent Pasture $82
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $46
Stalk Grazing per Acre $11
Hunting Rights per Acre $15

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Towns: Allison, Bristow, Greene, Parkersburg, Aplington, Clarksville, New Hartford, Shell Rock, Aredale, Dumont

Unincorporated Areas: Austinville, Kesley, Sinclair

Townships: Albion, Coldwater, Jefferson, Ripley, Beaver, Dayton, Madison, Shell Rock, Bennezette, Fremont, Monroe, Washington, Butler, Jackson, Pittsford, West Point

History: Butler County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open land. It was named after Kentucky native William Orlando Butler, a general and hero of the Mexican-American War, who ran as Vice President of the United States in 1848. Until 1854, the county was moved by other counties. Only at this time did it have enough inhabitants to establish its own local government. The first court proceedings were conducted in a small log cabin of a settler. In 1858, the first courthouse was completed in Clarksville. After it was sold shortly thereafter to the local school district, it was used as a schoolhouse from 1863 until 1903.Clarksville was the first county seat, from 1854 to 1860, after which Butler Center became the seat. Because locals became disenchanted with Butler Center (partially because of its inaccessibility during the winter), Allison was made the county seat on January 10, 1881.When the tracks of the Dubuque and Dakota Railroad were laid through Allison, the seat was moved there on January 10, 1881. Allison was named after the Dubuque native Republican politician, lawyer and senator William B. Allison.

 Butler County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

2/22/24 112.7 Acres; $9,100/acre; 77.8 CSR2; 97.5% tillable

2/22/24 37.24 Acres; $2,925/acre; 65.3 CSR2; 90% tillable

2/22/24 23.83 Acres; $8,250/acre; 60.6 CSR2; 97% tillable

12/13/23 39 acres; $16,905/acre; 89 CSR2; $189.94/CSR2; 99% tillable

12/7/23 153.57 Acres; $8,600/acre; 80.3 CSR2; 94.5% tillable

12/1/23 77.81 Acres; $21,000/acre; 86.4 CSR2; 100% tillable

9/8/23 80 Acres; $12,300/acre; 85.2 CSR2; 95% tillable

9/8/23 80 Acres; $10,800/acre; 81.4 CSR2; 95% tillable

7/14/23 153.46 Acres; $15,476/acre; 89.3 CSR2; 99% tillable

6/1/23 154.6 Acres; $15,000/acre; 91.5 CSR2; 95% tillable

3/1/23 293.88 Acres; $6,300/acre; 58.3 CSR2; 94% tillable

11/9/22 36.24 Acres; $9,000/acre; 74.1 CSR2; 96% tillable

8/24/22 35.86 Acres; $12,200/acre; 75.8 CSR2; 97.6% tillable

8/11/22 76.94 Acres; $13,400/acre; 84.9 CSR2; 100% tillable

8/11/22 80 Acres; $15,200/acre; 86.9 CSR2; 98.75% tillable

8/8/22 260 Acres; $10,800/acre; 71.2 CSR2; 96% tillable

5/11/22 37.31 Acres; 87.6 CSR2; 94% tillable; $15,200/acre

March 2022 78.65 acres; 75.35 tillable acres; $11,220/tillable acre; 80.2 CSR2; $139.9/Tillable CSR2; $845,427; 95.8% tillable

March 2022 95.27 acres; 94.75 tillable acres; $9,800/tillable acre; 64.6 CSR2; $151.70/CSR2; $928,550; 99.45% tillable

10/1/21 157 Acres; 87.1 CSR2; $11,000/acre

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Butler County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Butler County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Butler 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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