Mitchell 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

Mitchell County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Mitchell County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Mitchell County is $12,538 per acre which is up $563 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Mitchell County is $144.11 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Mitchell  County is ranked 70 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Mitchell  County in 2023 was $15,200 per acre.
Location North Central, Iowa
County Size 469 sq. miles
Total Acres 265,173
Cropland Acres 242,726
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $12,538
Average Price Per Acre for North Central, IA $12,818
CSR2 Weighted Average 80.9
CSR2 Cropland Average 87
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $144.11
Average County Rent $291
Rent Range $242-$340
Average rent for North Central, Iowa $285
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.51
Improved Permanent Pasture $82
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $46
Stalk Grazing per Acre $11
Hunting Rights per Acre $15

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Towns: Carpenter, Osage, McIntire, St. Ansgar, Mitchell, Stacyville, Orchard

Unincorporated Areas: Little Cedar, Toeterville

Townships: Otranto, Union, Stacyville, Wayne, Newburg, Sg. Ansgar, Liberty, Jenkins, Osage, Rock, Burr Oak, Douglas, West Lincoln, East Lincoln, Cedar


Mitchell County has a rich history that spans back to its establishment in 1851. The county is named after John H. Mitchell, a territorial legislator. Early in its history, Mitchell County saw the arrival of pioneers and settlers drawn to its fertile land. Agriculture quickly became a cornerstone of the local economy, with farmers cultivating the soil and contributing to the county’s growth.

The late 19th century brought significant developments with the expansion of railroads, enhancing transportation and opening avenues for trade. As with many counties in Iowa, Mitchell County’s landscape is characterized by rolling hills and productive farmland. The county seat, Osage, has served as a hub for administrative and community activities.

Agriculture has remained a vital component of Mitchell County’s identity, with a focus on crops like corn and soybeans. The county has seen its share of challenges and triumphs, reflecting the resilience of its communities. Over the years, Mitchell County has preserved its cultural heritage through local events, festivals, and a strong sense of community.

As Mitchell County continues to evolve, there is a concerted effort to balance modern developments with the preservation of its historical and agricultural heritage. The story of Mitchell County is a testament to the enduring spirit of the people who have shaped the landscape of this part of Iowa.

Mitchell County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/15/23 232 acres; $15,200/acre; 88.5 CSR2; $171.75/CSR2; 98% tillable

9/5/23 156.65 Acres; $9,050/acre; 84.4 CSR2; 75% tillable

8/30/23 153.39 Acres; $13,800/acre; 84.3 CSR2; 97% tillable

8/30/23 155.16 Acres; $8,800/acre; 66.3 CSR2; 95% tillable

8/30/23 155 Acres; $15,000/acre; 84.7 CSR2; 90.7% tillable

6/26/23 80 Acres; $10,650/acre; 82.4 CSR2; 93.5% tillable

6/26/23 40 Acres; $11,150/acre; 73.5 CSR2; 79.5% tillable

9/23/22 153.3 Acres; $13,600/acre; 83 CSR2; 91% tillable

8/16/22 115 Acres; $13,250/acre; 81.9 CSR2; 96.7% tillable

7/23/22 60 Acres; $14,000/acre; 91.5 CSR2; 100% tillable

7/23/22 165 Acres; $7,800/acre; 70.8 CSR2; 88.32% tillable

7/13/22 156 Acres; $17,100/acre; 90.3 CSR2; 99% tillable

7/23/22 25 Acres; $7,300/acre; 53.4 CSR2; 98% tillable

7/28/22 100 Acres; $6,100/acre; 68.1 CSR2; 71% tillable

7/13/22 78 Acres; $14,700/acre; 85.1 CSR2; 98% tillable

7/13/22 40 Acres; $10,400/acre; 83.6 CSR2; 95.5% tillable

Tom Bradley

Mitchell County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 202-7687, [email protected]

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Mitchell County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Mitchell 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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