Tama 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

Tama County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Tama County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Tama County is $12,406 per acre which is up $615 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Tama County is $147.69 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Tama County is ranked 49 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Tama County in 2023 was $21,000 per acre.
Location Central, Iowa
County Size 721 sq. miles
Total Acres 340,885
Cropland Acres 316,839
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $12,406
Average Price Per Acre for Central, IA $13,014
CSR2 Weighted Average 70.3
CSR2 Cropland Average 84
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $147.69
Average County Rent $305
Rent Range $250-$372
Average rent for Central, Iowa $292
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.59
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $64
Stalk Grazing per Acre $18
Hunting Rights per Acre $21

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Towns: Chelsea, Garwin, Lincoln, Toledo, Clutier, Gladbrook, Montour, Traer, Dysart, LeGrand, Tama, Vining, Elberon

Unincorporated Areas: Buckingham, Meskwaki Settlement

Townships: Buckingham, Geneseo, Lincoln, Salt Creek, Carlton, Grant, Oneida, Spring Creek, Carroll, Highland, Otter Creek, Tama, Clark, Howard, Perry, Toledo, Columbia, Indian Village, Richland, York, Crystal


Tama County has a rich history that dates back to its establishment in 1843. The county was named after Taimah, a Meskwaki Indian leader. In its early years, Tama County saw the arrival of pioneers and settlers who were attracted by the fertile land and the resources provided by the Iowa River.

Agriculture quickly became a cornerstone of Tama County’s economy, with farmers cultivating the land and contributing to the county’s prosperity. The county seat, Toledo, emerged as a central hub for administrative and community activities. The late 19th century brought important developments with the expansion of railroads, providing essential transportation and trade connections.

Tama County’s landscape is characterized by rolling hills, fertile plains, and the Iowa River, contributing to its agricultural success. The county has been known for its cultivation of crops such as corn and soybeans, making substantial contributions to Iowa’s agricultural heritage. Over the years, Tama County has adapted to modern changes while preserving its cultural identity through local events, festivals, and a strong sense of community.

Tama County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

11/16/23 77.14 Acres; $10,300/acre; 86.3 cSR2; 89% tillable

11/15/23 108.75 Acres; $13,000/acre; 83.9 CSR2; 91.7% tillable

11/16/23 92.11 Acres; $14,200/acre; 88.8 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/14/23 144.56 Acres; $11,400/acre; 71.4 CSR2; 97% tillable

11/17/23 112 Acres; $14,600/acre; 92.1 CSR2; 97.7% tillable

11/30/23 34.95 Acres; $13,800/acre; 80 CSR2; 94.7% tillable

9/7/23 78 Acres; $11,800/acre; 70.7 CSR2; 94.83% tillable

8/25/23 80 Acres; $12,500/acre; 86.7 CSR2; 95.3% tillable

8/25/23 80 Acres; $10,500/acre; 79 CSR2; 89% tillable

2/27/23 160 Acres; $14,400/acre; 89 CSR2; 96% tillable

2/22/23 122.25 Acres; $13,700/acre; 80.8 CSR2; 96% tillable

1/24/23 73.43 Acres; $21,000/acre; 90.9 CSR2; 98% tillable

1/12/23 197.11 Acres; $16,300/acre; 82 CSR2; 98% tillable

12/6/22 117.06 acres 108.82 tillable acres $13,900/acre 80.8 CSR2 $172.03/csr2 $1,627,134 92.96% tillable

11/18/22 158 Acres; $14,300/acre; 89.8 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/18/22 98 Acres; $7,100/acre; 84 CSR2; 92% tillable

11/9/22 156 Acres; $13,500/acre; 87.4 CSR2; 99% tillable

9/20/22 79 Acres; $14,400/acre; 85.5 CSR2; 92% tillable

6/16/22 78.62 acres; $12,700/acre; 80 CSR2; $158.75/CSR2; 90.68% tillable

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Tama County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Tama County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Tama 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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