Webster 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

Webster County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Webster County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Webster County is $13,795 per acre which is up $427 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Webster County is $164.23 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Webster County is ranked 20 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Webster County in 2023 was $17,000 per acre.
Location Central, Iowa
County Size 715 sq. miles
Total Acres 412,641
Cropland Acres 385,884
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $13,795
Average Price Per Acre for Central, IA $13,014
CSR2 Weighted Average 75.1
CSR2 Cropland Average 84
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $164.23
Average County Rent $296
Rent Range $253-$332
Average rent for Central, Iowa $292
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.79
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $64
Stalk Grazing per Acre $18
Hunting Rights per Acre $21

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Towns: Badger, Dayton, Harcourt, Otho, Baum, Duncombe, Lehigh, Stratford, Callender, Ford Dodge, Moorland, Vincent, Clare, Gowrie

Unincorporated Areas: Buside, Coalville, Lanyon

Townships: Jackson, Deer Creek, Badger, Newark, Johnson, Douglas, Cooper Colfax, Pleasant Valley, Fulton, Elkho, Washington, Roland, Clay, Buside, Yell, Webster, Hardin, Dayton, Lost Grove, Gowrie, Fort Dodge


Located in the central part of Iowa, Webster County has a rich history that dates back to its establishment in 1851. The county was named after Daniel Webster, a prominent American statesman and orator. In its early years, Webster County witnessed the arrival of pioneers and settlers who were attracted by the fertile land and opportunities for agriculture.

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

Webster County’s landscape, characterized by rolling hills and productive farmland, played a vital role in 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, Webster County has adapted to modern changes while preserving its cultural identity through local events, festivals, and a strong sense of community.

Webster County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

2/22/24 102 Acres; $12,100/acre; 84.6 CSR2; 96.6% tillable

2/22/24 57 Acres; $14,000/acre; 86.8 CSR2; 99% tillable

2/22/24 40 Acres; $13,900/acre; 65.9 CSR2; 99% tillable

2/22/24 80 Acres; $12,200/acre; 71.5 CSR2; 96.9% tillable

2/22/24 80 Acres; $12,100/acre; 74 CSR2; 98% tillable

2/22/24 74 Acres; $12,300/acre; 74.8 CSR2; 96.96% tillable

2/22/24 120 Acres; $12,500/acre; 76.7 CSR2; 94.4% tillable

12/19/23 99 acres; $13,700/acre; 81.1 CSR2; $168.93/CSR2; 99% tillable

9/8/23 156 Acres; $17,000/acre; 85.2 CSR2; 97.48% tillable

8/16/23 115.92 Acres; $8,600/acre; 81.8 CSR2; 70% tillable

8/16/23 210 Acres; $11,500/acre; 81.8 CSR2; 97.6% tillable

8/18/23 118.34 Acres; $13,250/acre; 78.8 CSR2; 98% tillable

6/23/23 80 Acres; $12,700/acre; 73.3 CSR2; 93% tillable

6/23/23 40 Acres; $15,200/acre; 74.1 CSR2; 94% tillable

6/23/23 72 Acres; $16,000/acre; 86.5 CSR2; 98.5% tillable

3/17/23 45.52 Acres; $16,100/acre; 87.5 CSR2; 100% tillable

3/17/23 75.07 Acres; $15,500/acre; 81.2 CSR2; 100% tillable

2/7/23 117.87 Acres; $14,300/acre; 71.2 CSR2; 100% tillable

1/19/23 80 Acres; $13,566/acre; 81.6 CSR2; 98% tillable

7/12/22 122 Acres; $12,300/acre; 73.6 CSR2; 97% tillable

8/23/22 79 Acres; $14,000/acre; 81.9 CSR2; 99% tillable

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Webster County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Webster County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Webster 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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