Emmet 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

Emmet County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Emmet County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Emmet County is $13,405 per acre which was down $49 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Emmet County is $165.49 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Emmet County is ranked #27 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Emmet County in 2023 was $14,400 per acre.
Location Northwest Iowa
County Size 396 sq. miles
Total Acres 220,174
Cropland Acres 205,431
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $13,405
Average Price Per Acre for Northwest, IA $14,753
CSR2 Weighted Average 77.2
CSR2 Cropland Average 81
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $165.49
Average County Rent $268
Rent Range $215 - $328
Average rent for Northwest, Iowa $302
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.31
Improved Permanent Pasture $92
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $48
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns: Armstrong, Estherville, Wallingford, Dolliver, Gruver, Ringsted, Huntington,

Unincorporated Areas: Gridley, Halfa, Raleigh, Foryth, Hoprig, Maple Hill

Townships: Armstrong Grove, High Lake, Center, Iowa Lake, Denmark, Jack Creek, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Emmet, Swan Lake, Estherville, Twelve Mile Lake

History: Emmet County was authorized by the Iowa Legislature in 1851, and named after the Ballymena man, Emmet McAllister. There were finally enough settlers in the area to organize the county in 1859.

Emmet County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/6/23 150 Acres; $12,500/acre; 82.2 CSR2; 96% tillable

10/26/23 154 Acres; $14,400/acre; 84.5 CSR2; 99.79% tillable

3/7/23 77.1 Acres; $12,950/acre; 86 CSR2; 100% tillable

3/7/23 79 Acres; $12,100/acre; 84.2 CSR2; 100% tillable

12/14/22 320.26 acres 317.02 tillable acres $13,500/acre 84 CSR2 $160.71/CSR2 $4,323,510 98.99% tillable

11/8/22 148 Acres; $12,200/acre; 82 CSR2; 94% tillable

9/21/22 222.15 Acres; $16,000/acre; 81.9 CSR2; 99% tillable

7/20/22 156 Acres; $14,800/acre; 83.3 CSR2; 99% tillable

6/23/22 102 acres; $6,100/acre; 52.8 CSR2; $115.53/CSR2; 98.04% tillable

6/23/22 102 acres; $7,900/acre; 72.3 CSR2; $109.27/CSR2; 98.04% tillable

2/7/22 145.18 Acres; $13,400/acre; 83.1 CSR2; 99% tillable

2/7/22 155.82 Acres; $12,100/acre; 78.9 CSR2; 99% tillable

2/7/22 160.10; $9,000/acre; 81.1 CSR2; 93% tillable

2/7/22 107.22 Acres; $10,650/acre; 72.7 CSR2; 97% tillable

1/19/22 160 Acres; $8,500/acre; 97% tillable; 67.4 CSR2

1/19/22 80 Acres; 96% tillable; $13,600/acre; 86.3 CSR2

10/14/21 160 Acres; 154.61 Tillable Acres; $15,000/acre; 86.6 CSR2

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Emmet County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Emmet County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Emmet 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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