Ida County Iowa Farmland Prices and Land Auction Information

 The following information is from Iowa State University’s Land Survey that’s released each December. Data on this page can be up to 12 months old. To see current averages and most recent results click here

Ida County Iowa Farmland Profile

If you have questions about selling farmland see our Iowa Farmland Sales FAQ or get a Free Farmland Market Analysis.

Location: West Central Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CRS2 Weighted Average: 77.1

CSR2 Cropland Average: 81

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $138.40
County Size: 432 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 253,306 total acres, 231,131 Cropland acres, 1,107 Woodland acres, 21,068 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $11,210
Average Farmland Value for West Central Iowa: $10,461
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County: $18,900

Average County Rent: $296
Rent Range: $259-$337
Average rent for West Central Iowa: $276
Rent per CSR Point: $3.65

Improved Permanent Pasture: $98.00/a Regional Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $71.00/a Regional Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre: $8.00/a Regional Average
Hunting Rights per Acre: $21.00/a Regional Average

Towns: Arthur, Galva, Ida Grove, Battle Creek, Holstein

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Douglas, Griggs, Galva, Battle, Logan, Silver Creek, Maple, Corwin, Blaine, Garfield, Grant, Hayes

History and Local information

Ida County was formed on January 15, 1851. It was probably named after Ida Smith, the first child of European immigrants to be bo in this region. Ida County lies mostly south of Highway 20.  The northern part of the county is different than the southern part as the land experiences a transition mid county.  The flatter darker farmland of the north gives ways to more Loess based soils in the southern part of Ida County.  Southern Ida County experiences significant participation from Crawford and Harrison County farmers because of the lower population in the area.  Ida County farms are highly competed for at auctions in the area and therefore bring market values when sold at auction.

Ida County Farmland Links:

Additional Information: Visit the Ida County Iowa website.

Farm Bureau in Ida Grove

Farmland Loans in Ida County

Ida County Agricultural Data

Farm Real Estate Data for Ida County


Recent Farmland Sales in this County

8/29/22 40 acres; $21,000/acre; 93.5 CSR2; $224.60/CSR2; 98.05% tillable

8/29/22 200 acres; $21,000/acre; 86.9 CSR2; $241.66/CSR2; 93.31% tillable

8/26/22 90.44 Acres; $13,500/acre; 84.8 CSR2; 92% tillable

8/26/22 118.71 Acres; $10,400/acre; 85.3 CSR2; 99% tillable

8/25/22 219.18 Acres; $23,400/acre; 93.2 CSR2; 96.83% tillable

8/23/22 78 Acres; $9,800/acre; 63.5 CSR2; 98% tillable

8/23/22 157.34 Acres; $10,000/acre; 61.8 CSR2; 97% tillable

8/17/22 80 Acres; $20,300/acre; 92.9 CSR2; 98% tillable

8/17/22 80 Acres; $18,400/acre; 85.9 CSR2; 89.34% tillable

8/15/22 113.93 Acres; $11,900/acre; 64.1 CSR2; 96.55% tillable

7/28/22 118.25 Acres; $9,100/acre; 76.9 CSR2; 99% tillable


All farmland values for Ida 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.


You can find Farmland For Sale in Ida County Iowa at  Need the advice of a qualified farmland professional?  Our professional staff of Iowa auctioneers and land brokers at DreamDirt would be happy to visit with you about your situation and help guide you through the process of making an informed decision about selling farmland.  Want to continue your research?  You can find a wealth of information on our Farmland Sales Blog


If you are searching for an estate attorney to help you with legal work of an estate in Iowa you can search for Estate Attorneys in Ida County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.

Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.