Winnebago 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

Winnebago County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Winnebago County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Winnebago County is $11,870 per acre which is up $293 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Winnebago County is $148.38 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Winnebago County is ranked 56 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Winnebago County in 2023 was $17,900 per acre.
Location North Central, Iowa
County Size 400 sq. miles
Total Acres 241,600
Cropland Acres 226,547
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $11,870
Average Price Per Acre for North Central, IA $12,818
CSR2 Weighted Average 72.9
CSR2 Cropland Average 80
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $148.38
Average County Rent $282
Rent Range $237-$333
Average rent for North Central, Iowa $285
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.81
Improved Permanent Pasture $82
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $46
Stalk Grazing per Acre $11
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
If you have questions about selling farmland see our Iowa Farmland Sales FAQ or get a Free Farmland Market Analysis.

Towns: Buffalo Center, Lake Mills, Rake, Thompson, Forest City, Leland, Scarville

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Lincoln, Eden, Logan, Norway, Buffalo, King, Newton, Center, Grant, Linden, Forest, Mount Valley

History: Nestled in the heart of Iowa, Winnebago County boasts a rich history that dates back to its establishment on January 15, 1851. Named after the Winnebago Native American tribe, this county has played a pivotal role in the state’s narrative. The mid-19th century witnessed the arrival of the first European-American settlers, laying the groundwork for what would become a thriving agricultural community. The advent of railroads in the late 19th century further fueled economic growth, transforming Winnebago County into a hub for transportation and commerce. Throughout its history, farming and agriculture have remained the bedrock of the county’s economy, with corn and soybeans as staple crops. Forest City, the county seat, stands as a testament to its enduring legacy, while other communities such as Lake Mills, Thompson, and Leland contribute to the vibrant tapestry of Winnebago County. Today, as the county embraces modern developments, there is a concerted effort to balance economic progress with the preservation of its rich cultural and historical heritage. Winnebago County stands as a testament to the resilience and evolution of Iowa’s heartland.

Winnebago County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

Selling Land with DreamDirt

When it comes to marketing and selling your land, having the right team and the right tactics is of invaluable importance. As professionals in the rural real estate and auction industry, our team has assisted family heirs and farmers in over 9,000 transactions and counting! Not sure where to start? Learn more about our land sales process, explore frequently asked questions, or simply let our team know you’d like to talk.

DreamDirt Marketing Highlights


Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/23/23 72.37 acres; $13,860/acre; 85.9 CSR2; $161.35/CSR2; 100%

12/20/23 146.02 acres; $11,261/acre; 82.7 CSR2; $136.17/CSR2; 98% tillable

9/12/23 95.02 Acres; $12,500/acre; 78.6 CSR2; 92.5% tillable

9/20/23 77 Acres; $15,800/acre; 85.2 CSR2; 97.48% tillable

6/27/23 40 Acres; $18,600/acre; 70.7 CSR2; 93.63% tillable

6/20/23 160 Acres; $14,500/acre; 84.4 CSR2; 97% tillable

2/1/23 53 Acres; $11,125/acre; 75.9 CSR2; 86% tillable

11/29/22 78.5 Acres; $14,100/acre; 85 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/21/22 125 Acres; $11,700/acre; 79.5 CSR2; 95% tillable

11/18/22 70.36 Acres; $11,900/acre; 73.6 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/10/22 193 Acres; $12,100/acre; 79 CSR2; 98% tillable

8/16/22 77.4 Acres; $13,700/acre; 83.6 CSR2; 96% tillable

5/5/22 73.7 Acres; 99% tillable; 78 CSR2; $13,600/acre

Tom Bradley

Winnebago County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 202-7687, [email protected]

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Winnebago County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Winnebago 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.

Learn More About Selling Iowa Land

You can find Farmland For Sale in Winnebago 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.