Franklin 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

Franklin County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Franklin County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Franklin County is $12,641 per acre which is up $310 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Franklin County is $150.49 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Franklin County is ranked 41 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Franklin County in 2023 was $15,700 per acre.
Location North Central Iowa
County Size 582 sq. miles
Total Acres 344,296
Cropland Acres 316,140
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $12,641
Average Price Per Acre for North Central, IA $12,818
CSR2 Weighted Average 79.4
CSR2 Cropland Average 84
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $150.49
Average County Rent $296
Rent Range $254 - $334
Average rent for North Central, Iowa $285
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.65
Improved Permanent Pasture $82
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $46
Stalk Grazing per Acre $11
Hunting Rights per Acre $15

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Towns: Ackley, Dows, Hansell, Popejoy, Alexander, Geneva, Latimer, Sheffield, Hampton, Coulter

Unincorporated Areas: Bradford, Chapin,Faulkner

Townships: Wisner, Richland, Ross, West Fork, Scott, Marion, Mott, Ingham, Morgan, Hamilton, Reeve, Geneva, Oakland, Lee, Grant, Osceola


Franklin County has a rich history that dates back to its establishment in 1851. The county was named after Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. In its early years, Franklin County attracted pioneers and settlers who were drawn to the area by its fertile land and opportunities for agriculture.

Agriculture quickly became a vital component of Franklin County’s economy, with farmers working the land and contributing to the county’s prosperity. The late 19th century brought significant developments with the expansion of railroads, providing essential transportation and trade connections. The county seat, Hampton, emerged as a central hub for administrative and community activities.

Franklin County’s landscape, characterized by rolling hills and productive farmland, played a pivotal role in its agricultural success. The county has been known for its cultivation of crops such as corn and soybeans, making substantial contributions to Iowa’s agricultural heritage. Over the years, Franklin County has adapted to modern changes while preserving its cultural identity through local events, festivals, and a strong sense of community.

Franklin County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

2/14/24 76.79 Acres; $15,200/acre; 86.7 CSR2; 99% tillable

12/29/23 38 acres; $9,500/acre; 77.9 CSR2; $121.95/CSR2; 99% tillable

12/29/23 96 acres; $12,100/acre; 83.1 CSR2; $145.61/CSR2; 99% tillable

12/22/23 80 acres; $10,700/acre; 82 CSR2; $130.49/CSR2; 99% tillable

12/22/23 139 acres; $9,200/acre; 79.5 CSR2; $115.72/CSR2; 93% tillable

12/22/23 218 acres; $7,100/acre; 70.3 CSR2; $101/CSR2; 79% tillable

10/31/23 148 Acres; $13,300/acre; 84.5 CSR2; 93.9% tillable

10/31/23 77 Acres; $9,200/acre; 79.1 CSR2; 95% tillable

10/31/23 108 Acres; $15,200/acre; 76.7 CSR2; 97% tillable

11/16/23 79.1 Acres; $8,900/acre; 82.9 CSR2; 99% tillable

11/16/23 79.1 Acres; $12,700/acre; 76.6 CSR2; 99% tillable

10/17/23 80 Acres; $11,800/acre; 84.3 CSR2; 90.3% tillable

9/29/23 77 Acres; $15,700/acre; 85.9 CSR2; 97% tillable

6/8/23 111 Acres; $12,500/acre; 82.7 CSR2; 100% tillable

6/8/23 59 Acres; $12,500/acre; 79.2 CSR2; 100% tillable

6/8/23 52 Acres; $8,200/acre; 85 CSR2; 100% tillable

12/9/22 32 acres 31.70 tillable acres $14,600.00/acre 89.6 CSR2 $162.95/csr2 Total $467,200.00 99.06% tillable

12/9/22 80 acres 78.92 tillable acres $15,300.00/acre 87.2 CSR2 $175.46/csr2 Total $1,224,000.00 98.65% tillable

11/30/22 76.4 Acres; $7,600/acre; 62.5 CSR2; 94% tillable

11/18/22 37 Acres; $14,300/acre; 85.2 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/11/22 37 Acres; $15,000/acre; 88.1 CSR2; 99% tillable

11/11/22 158.24 Acres; $18,500/acre; 93 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/11/22 99.34 Acres; $19,100/acre; 93.2 CSR2; 96.6% tillable

11/11/22 73 Acres; $14,200/acre; 91.1 CSR2; 98% tillable

9/22/22 69.88 Acres; $14,400/acre; 87.1 CSR2; 100% tillable

9/22/22 79.44 Acres; $14,650/acre; 88.2 CSR2; 100% tillable

9/8/22 80 Acres; $17,300/acre; 83.8 CSR2; 98.75% tillable

8/9/22 132.7 Acres; $17,000/acre; 90.8 CSR2; 98% tillable

7/13/22 70.37 Acres; $12,500/acre; 87.7 CSR2; 100% tillable

6/20/22 232.33 acres; $19,200/acre; 87.8 CSR2; $218.68/CSR2; 98% tillable

6/15/22 160 acres; $13,900/acre; 79.8 CSR2; $174.19/CSR2; 98.31% tillable

6/3/22 74 acres; $17,300/acre; 92.9 CSR2; $186.22/CSR2; $1,280,200; 98.88% tillable

Tom Bradley, Land Auctioneer

Franklin County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 202-7687; [email protected]

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Franklin County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Franklin 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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