Hardin 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

Hardin County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Hardin County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Hardin County is $13,353 per acre which is up $422 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Hardin County is $157.09 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Hardin County is ranked 28 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Hardin County in 2023 was $15,100 per acre.
Location Central, Iowa
County Size 569 sq. miles
Total Acres 339,951
Cropland Acres 314,144
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $13,353
Average Price Per Acre for Central, IA $13,014
CSR2 Weighted Average 79.5
CSR2 Cropland Average 85
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $157.09
Average County Rent $275
Rent Range $256 - $347
Average rent for Central, Iowa $292
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.54
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $64
Stalk Grazing per Acre $18
Hunting Rights per Acre $21
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Towns: Ackley, Eldora, New Providence, Steamboat Rock, Alden, Hubbard, Owasa, Union, Buckeye, Iowa Falls, Radcliffe, Whitten

Unincorporated Areas: Cleves, Garden City, Gifford

Townships: Alden, Hardin, Etna, Buckeye, Ellis, Jackson, Clay, Sherman, Tipton, Pleasant, Eldora, Concord, Grant, Providence, Union

History: Hardin County was formed in 1851. It was named after Colonel John J. Hardin, who fell in the Mexican-American War. In its history the county has had three courthouses. The first was a small wood framed building, which bued down in the 1850s. The second courthouse was a two-story building and stood on the site of the current office of the county sheriff. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1892 and opened on September 19, 1893. The structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. Hardin County, along with Story County, was also a primary filming location for the 1996 movie Twister, starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt.


Hardin County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

9/8/23 96 Acres; $15,100/acre; 90.4 CSR2; 97% tillable

8/18/23 153 Acres; $9,500/acre; 79.6 CSR2; 78.82% tillable

8/18/23 96 Acres; $14,100/acre; 87.3 CSR2; 98.54% tillable

8/18/23 131 Acres; $10,600/acre; 82.4 CSR2; 100% tillable

7/7/23 105 Acres; $13,200/acre; 79.7 CSR2; 98% tillable

7/7/23 69 Acres; $13,400/acre; 83.5 CSR2; 97.7% tillable

3/10/23 83 Acres; $12,600/acre; 86.5 CSR2; 98% tillable

3/10/23 92 Acres; $12,000/acre; 82.9 CSR2; 100% tillable

3/10/23 51 Acres; $14,600/acre; 85.5 CSR2; 102% tillable

2/24/23 160 Acres; $11,600/acre; 84.2 CSR2; 90% tillable

12/30/22 79 acres 75.78 tillable acres $15,300/acre 86.20 CSR2 $177.49/CSR2 $1,208,700 95.92% tillable

12/30/22 144 acres 140.01 tillable acres $9,000/acre 78.10 CSR2 $115.24/csr2 $1,296,000 97.23% tillable

12/30/22 116 acres 108.01 tillable $12,200/acre 86.90 CSR2 $140.39/csr2 $1,415,200 93.11% tillable

12/28/22 52 acres 51.48 tillable acres $15,100/acre 85 CSR2 $177.65/CSR2 $785,200 99.00% tillable

12/28/22 138 acres 134.34 tillable acres $14,100/acre 84.7 CSR2 $166.47/CSR2 $1,945,800 97.35% tillable

12/8/22 80 acres 69.83 tillable acres $15,100/acre 96.3 CSR2 $156.80/csr2 Total $1,208,000 87.29% tillable

11/8/22 66.07 ACres; $17,000/acre; 86.1 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/8/22 73 Acres; $15,000/acre; 86.3 CSR2; 100% tillable

10/14/22 119 Acres; $13,000/acre; 89 CSR2; 96% tillable

8/25/22 40 Acres; $15,300/acre; 88.2 CSR2; 98% tillable

6/9/22 92 acres; $15,700/acre; 86.7 CSR2; $181.08/CSR2; 100% tillable

4/13/22 175 acres; 163.7 tillable acres; $12,800/tillable acre; 87.9 CSR2; $145.62/CSR2; $2,095,360; 93.54% tillable

March 2022 39.68 acres; 28.55 tillable acres; $7,400/tillable acre; 80 CSR2; $92.50/CSR2; $211,270; 71.95% tillable

March 2022 29.73 acres; 24.48 tillable acres; $8,200/tillable acre; 82.2 CSR2; $99.76/CSR2; $200,736; 82.34% tillable

2/22/22 61.08 Acres; $7,250/acre; 69.7 CSR2; 99% tillable

Tom Bradley

Hardin County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 202-7687, [email protected]

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Hardin County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Hardin 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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