O’Brien 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

O’Brien County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

O'Brien County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in O’Brien County is $16,313 per acre which was down $218 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in O’Brien County is $173.54 for 2023 land auctions.
  • O’Brien County is ranked #2 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in O’Brien County in 2023 was $21,700 per acre.
Location Northwest, Iowa
County Size 573 sq. miles
Total Acres 358,472
Cropland Acres 330,094
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $16,531
Average Price Per Acre for Northwest, IA $16,313
CSR2 Weighted Average 91.4
CSR2 Cropland Average 94
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $173.54
Average County Rent $324
Rent Range $276-$368
Average rent for Northwest, Iowa $302
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.45
Improved Permanent Pasture $92
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $48
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns: Archery, Hartley, Primghar, Sheldon, Calumet, Paullina, Sanbo, Sutherland

Unincorporated Areas: Germantown

Townships: Floyd, Franklin, Lincoln, Hartley, Carroll, Summit, Center, Omega, Baker, Dale, Highland, Grant, Caledonia, Union, Liberty, Waterman

History: O’Brien County was named for William Smith O’Brien, a leader for Irish independence in 1848, and is the only O’Brien County in the United States. O’Brien County was founded in 1851. The present courthouse was completed in 1917, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

O’Brien County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

2/14/24 112.4 Acres; $19,500/acre; 96 CSR2; 99.7% tillable

1/16/24 80 Acres; $17,300/acre; 96.8 CSR2; 94.8% tillable

1/24/24 75.93 Acres; $17,500/acre; 94.6 CSR2; 95% tillable

12/12/23 249.86 acres; $13,000/acre; 94.7 CSR2; $137.28/CSR2; 94% tillable

11/2/23 77.97 Acres; $16,500/acre; 95.9 CSR2; 90% tillable

11/3/23 69.06 Acres; $19,250/acre; 96.5 CSR2; 93% tillable

11/3/23 85.86 Acres; $21,100/acre; 95.9 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/17/23 73.61 Acres; $18,700/acre; 96.2 CSR2; 99% tillable

9/28/23 47.29 Acres; $19,500/acre; 96.2 CSR2; 97% tillable

8/4/23 160 Acres; $15,400/acre; 94.3 CSR2; 95% tillable

8/4/23 160 Acres; $14,100; 91.4 CSR2; 95% tillable

8/10/23 40 Acres; $13,750/acre; 93 CSR2; 59.48% tillable

8/9/23 179.79 Acres; $16,900/acre; 96.2 CSR2; 100% tillable

8/18/23 26.27 Acres; $9,200/acre; 91.1 CSR2; 84.28% tillable

8/31/23 78.41 Acres; $16,700/acre; 95.7 CSR2; 94.8% tillable

6/19/23 73.06 Acres; $21,700/acre; 97.7 CSR2; 93% tillable

2/1/23 99.01 Acres; $19,100/acre; 95 CSR2; 96.33% tillable

1/17/23 75.12 Acres; $15,500/acre; 93.5 CSR2; 96% tillable

12/21/22 112.4 acres 104.08 tillable acres $15,500/acre 92.9 CSR2 $166.85/csr2 $1,742,200 92.60% tillable

12/20/22 119.28 acres 104.83 tillable acres $10,500/acre 89.9 CSR2 $116.80/csr2 $1,252,440 87.89% tillable

12/15/22 155.18 acres 150.25 tillable acres $16,100/acre 92.7 CSR2 $173.68/CSR2 $2,498,398 96.82% tillable

12/9/22 158 acres 153.28 tillable acres $20,600/acre 97 CSR2 $212.37/csr2 $3,254,800 97.01% tillable

12/8/22 156.4 acres 146.06 tillable acres $16,300 90.1 CSR2 $180.91/csr2 $2,549,320 93.39% tillable

11/5/22 40.54 Acres; $21,000/acre; 95.1 CSR2; 97% tillable

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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O'Brien County Iowa Farmland Sales

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O’Brien County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for O’Brien 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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