Monona County Iowa Farmland Prices 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

Monona County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Monona County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Monona County is $11,253 per acre which was up $366 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Monona County is $158.49 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Monona County is ranked #67 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Monona County in 2023 was $15,200 per acre.
Location West Central Iowa
County Size 693 sq. miles
Total Acres 367,651
Cropland Acres 316,827
Woodland Acres 16,999
Other Acres 33,825
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $11,253
Average Price Per Acre for West Central, IA $12,741
CSR2 Weighted Average 59.1
CSR2 Cropland Average 71
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $158.49
Average County Rent $302
Rent Range $238-$366
Average rent for West Central Iowa $298
Rent per CSR2 Point $4.25
Improved Permanent Pasture $105
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $70
Stalk Grazing per Acre $11
Hunting Rights per Acre $17
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Towns: Blencoe, Moorhead, Soldier, Ute, Castana, Onawa, Turin, Whiting, Mapleton, Rodney

Unincorporated Areas: Ticonic

Townships: Fairview, Lake, West Fork, Grant, Maple, Cooper, Ashton, Kennebec, Center, St. Clair, Franklin, Belvidere, Jordan, Soldier, Sherman, Sioux, Spring Valley, Willow

History: Monona County was formed in 1851. It was perhaps named for the Indian word meaning “beautiful valley.” Farmland prices in Monona County can vary greatly. There is a great deal of investor ownership of farmland in Monona County and the value of your farm can rely very heavily on soil type.

Monona County has 2 vastly different farmland ecosystems.  On the western side is the Missouri River bottoms of mostly flat tillable farmland intermixed with oxbows from historic changes in the Missouri River to the eastern 3/4 of the county being Loess Hills.  There is significant investor activity in Monona County and a lower number of farmers than many counties to the north or south.  Monona County is similar to Harrison and Woodbury but the farthest from any metropolitan area.  Monona County is also known in the deer hunting world as a first class destination.  As a result many out of area absentee owners own land in Monona County and are a significant buying force for land here.

Monona County Farmland Links

Please visit the Monona County Iowa website.

Real Estate information: Monona County Assessor GIS Website

Additional Monona County Land Price on our Iowa Farmland Prices Heatmap



Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/8/23 78.46 Acres; $4,700/acre; 52.5 CSR2; 96.19% tillable

11/6/23 146.58 Acres; $10,900/acre; 46.8 CSR2; 89.3% tillable

11/17/23 129.2 Acres; $10,000/acre; 66.2 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/18/23 22.96 Acres; $10,500/acre; 80.8 CSR2; 95.5% tillable

11/18/23 47 Acres; $6,200/acre; 65.3 CSR2; 100% tillable

9/9/23 76.14 Acres; $11,800/acre; 60.7 CSR2; 87.83% tillable

3/8/23 80 Acres; $15,200/acre; 86.8 CSR2; 96% tillable

12/29/22 240 acres 200.67 tillable acres 7,600/acre 43.9 CSR2 $173.12/CSR2 $1,824,000 83.61% tillable

9/21/22 158 Acres; $10,025/acre; 57 CSR2; 96% tillable

8/15/22 154 Acres; $8,000/acre; 58.4 CSR2; 86.46% tillable

7/15/22 192.93 Acres; $14,500/acre; 90.5 CSR2; 96% tillable

6/14/22 134 acres; $14,700/acre; 86.1 CSR2; $170.73/CSR2; 92.86% tillable

6/14/22 126 acres; $16,600/acre; 86.7 CSR2; $191.46/CSR2; 86.93% tillable

6/10/22 160 acres; $5,000/acre; 58.3 CSR2; $85.76/CSR2; 91.96% tillable

Jason J. Smith

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Monona County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 537-6633, [email protected]

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa


All farmland values for Monona 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 Monona 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 and Auction 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 Monona County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.