Ida 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

Ida County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Ida County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Ida County is $13,736 per acre which is up $224 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Ida County is $169.58 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Ida County is ranked #22 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Ida County in 2023 was $16,800 per acre.
Location West Central Iowa
County Size 432 sq. miles
Total Acres 253,306
Cropland Acres 231,131
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $13,736
Average Price Per Acre for West Central, IA $12,741
CSR2 Weighted Average 77.1
CSR2 Cropland Average 81
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $169.58
Average County Rent $334
Rent Range $283 - $385
Average rent for West Central Iowa $298
Rent per CSR2 Point $4.12
Improved Permanent Pasture $105
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $70
Stalk Grazing per Acre $11
Hunting Rights per Acre $17
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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 Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

11/20/23 120 Acres; $15,100/acre; 86.7 CSR2; 95.8% tillable

9/12/23 155.34 Acres; $8,825/acre; 57.5 CSR2; 94% tillable

8/1/23 152 Acres; $16,800/acre; 88.6 CSR2; 99.5% tillable

6/8/23 80 Acres; $16,500/acre; 85.2 CSR2; 94% tillable

3/1/23 148.25 Acres; $13,500/acre; 76.5 CSR2; 99% tillable

10/18/22 116.7 Acres; $16,400/acre; 92.8 CSR2; 97% tillable

10/11/22 145.46 Acres; $14,350/acre; 89 CSR2; 94% tillable

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

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Ida County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Ida County Farmland Values and Averages

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.

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