Howard County, Iowa

Location: Northeast Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 76.9

CSR2 Cropland Average: 83

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $79.47
County Size: 473 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 269,750 total acres, 241,042 Cropland acres, 6,229 Woodland acres, 22,479 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
Average Farmland Value for Northeast Iowa:
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $200.00
Rent Range: $167-$229 per acre
Average rent for Northeast Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$69.00/a Regional Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $53.00/a Regional Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
Hunting Rights per Acre:
$17.00/a Regional Average

Towns: Chester, Elma, Protivin, Cresco, Lime Springs, Riceville

Unincorporated Areas: Florenceville

Townships: Oak Dale, Chester, Forest City, Albion, Jamestown, Saratoga, Howard Center, Veon Springs, Afton, Howard, Paris, New Oregon

History: Howard County was founded in 1851. It was named after General Tilghman Ashurst Howard, a Representative of Indiana.

Additional Information: Learn more on the Howard County Iowa website.


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Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Howard County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 537-6633,

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Information updated as of 1/11/2021. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Howard County Extension Office, Howard County courthouse records, Surety Maps, Wikipedia, Iowa Department of Transportation and USDA. An attempt has been made to verify information but it is not guaranteed to be accurate. Confirm all information that you must rely for decision making purposes.


All farmland values for Howard 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, or use our Iowa Farmland Value Calculator.  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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