Clarke 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

Clarke County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Clarke County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Clarke County is $7,128 per acre which is up $774 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Clarke County is $97.64 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Clarke County is ranked 95 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Clarke County in 2023 was $7,613 per acre.
Location South Central Iowa
County Size 431 sq. miles
Total Acres 221,848
Cropland Acres 151,334
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $7,128
Average Price Per Acre for South Central Iowa $7,482
CSR2 Weighted Average 47.2
CSR2 Cropland Average 73
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $97.64
Average County Rent $238
Rent Range $196 - $283
Average rent for South Central Iowa $227
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.09
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $58
Stalk Grazing per Acre $15
Hunting Rights per Acre $11

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Towns: Osceola, Murray, Woodburn, Weldon

Unincorporated Areas: 

Townships: Doyle, Jackson, Osceola, Franklin, Knox, Troy, Fremont, Liberty, Ward, Green Bay, Madison, Washington


Clarke County, located in south-central Iowa, has a history that unfolds from its establishment in 1846. Named after James Clarke, the second governor of Iowa, the county is characterized by a landscape of rolling hills and fertile land. Early settlers were drawn to Clarke County for its agricultural potential, leading to the development of farming communities. Osceola, the county seat, became a central hub for administrative and community activities.

Agriculture has been a fundamental part of Clarke County’s economy, with crops such as corn and soybeans being significant contributors. The county’s history is marked by the impact of railroads, which facilitated transportation and trade in the late 19th century. Over the years, the county has adapted to modern farming practices and technologies while preserving its cultural heritage.

Clarke County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

6/27/24 138.13 Acres; $5,500/acre; 28.4 CSR2; 78.6% tillable

11/1/23 90.87 Acres; $4,410/acre; 65.8 CSR2

11/1/23 33.76 Acres; $5,066/acre; 59.3 CSR2; 24.4% tillable

11/1/23 57 Acres; $5,644/acre; 79.2 CSR2; 49.7% tillable

11/1/23 38.69 Acres; $5,775/acre; 67.7 CSR2; 63% tillable

11/1/23 61.5 Acres; $7,088/acre; 51.2 CSR2; 76% tillable

11/1/23 159.66 Acres; $4,121/are; 40.5 CSR2; 82% tillable

11/1/23 74 Acres; $5,670/acre; 69.7 CSR2; 83.3% tillable

11/1/23 244.86 Acres; $4,575/acre; 40.8 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/1/23 38 Acres; $7,613/acre; 74.7 CSR2; 98% tillable

6/17/22 143 acres; $6,650/acre; 55.9 CSR2; $118.96/CSR2; 85.6% tillable

4/9/22 60 acres; 56.9 tillable acres; $6,750/tillable acre; 52.5 CSR2; $128.57/CSR2; $384,075; 94.83% tillable

2/14/22 159.3 Acres; $4,800/acre; 43.2 CSR2; 75% tillable

Tom Bradley

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Clarke County Iowa Farmland Sales

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All farmland values for Clarke 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.


You can find Farmland For Sale in Clarke County Iowa at  Need the advice of a qualified farmland professional?  Our professional staff of Iowa auctioneers and land brokers at DreamDirt would be happy to visit with you about your situation and help guide you through the process of making an informed decision about selling farmland.  Want to continue your research?  You can find a wealth of information on our Farmland Sales and Auction Blog.