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 12/2022. 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 Profile

Harrison County Farmland Profile
Location Central, Iowa
County Size 569 sq. miles
Total Acres 339,951
Cropland Acres 314,144
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $12,931
Average Price Per Acre for Central, IA $12,582
CSR2 Weighted Average 79.5
CSR2 Cropland Average 85
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $152.13
Average County Rent $269
Rent Range $226 - $315
Average rent for Central, Iowa $271
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.16
Improved Permanent Pasture $98
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $71
Stalk Grazing per Acre $8
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

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

1/20/22 199.5 Acres; $13,900/acre; 86.4 CSR2; 97% tillable

10/13/21 157 Acres; 148.86 Tillable Acres; $14,700/acre; 94.4 CSR2

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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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