Winneshiek 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

Winneshiek County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Winneshiek County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Winneshiek County is $11,534 per acre which is up $407 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Winneshiek County is $147.87 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Winneshiek County is ranked 64 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Winneshiek County in 2023 was $14,700 per acre.
Location Northeast, Iowa
County Size 690 sq. miles
Total Acres 360,778
Cropland Acres 286,614
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $11,534
Average Price Per Acre for Northeast, IA $12,060
CSR2 Weighted Average 59.2
CSR2 Cropland Average 78
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $147.87
Average County Rent $302
Rent Range $248-$346
Average rent for Northeast, Iowa $307
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.97
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $60
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns: Calmar, Decorah, Jackson Junction, Ridgeway, Castalia, Fort Atkinson, Ossian, Spillville

Unincorporated Areas: Bluffton, Festina, Highlandville, Burr Oak, Frankville, Kendalville

Townships: Bloomfield, Decorah, Highland, Orleans, Bluffton, Frankville, Jackson, Pleasant, Burr Oak, Freemont, Lincoln, Springfield, Calmar, Glenwood, Madison, Sumner, Canoe, Hesper, Military, Washington

History: A largely rural and agricultural county, Winneshiek County has a rich cultural history from Czech, Slovak, English, Irish, German, Swiss, and Norwegian immigrants that have settled within its boundaries. The county was originally settled in 1848 in present day Bloomfield Township (near Castalia, Iowa) and in Washington Township (near Fort Atkinson, Iowa). It was organized in 1847, and named after a chief of the Winnebago tribe. In 1980, Winneshiek County reported a population of 21,842. Like much of Iowa during the 1980s it witnessed a population loss, plummeting to 20,847 according to the 1990 United States Census. However during the 1990s the county experienced some mild growth and was able to rise above the 21,000 mark once again.

Winnesheik County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/19/23 183 acres; $14,700/acre; 74.8 CSR2; $196.52/CSR2; 98% tillable

11/9/23 171 Acres; $9,595/acre; 53.7 CSR2; 96.4% tillable

11/16/23 49.5 Acres; $8,300/acre; 39.5 CSR2; 74.75% tillable

11/16/23 44.5 Acres; $10,200/acre; 58.1 CSR2; 96.6% tillable

10/11/23 69.37 Acres; $11,500/acre; 75.3 CSR2; 81% tillable

10/11/23 68.48 Acres; $11,700/acre; 66.1 CSR2; 82% tillable

10/11/23 45.19 Acres; $11,400/acre; 58.9 CSR2; 97% tillable

8/29/23 178.81 Acres; $7.750/acre; 40.3 CSR2; 75% tillable

7/13/23 78 Acres; $11,514/acre; 61 CSR2; 99% tillable

6/27/23 119.55 Acres; $14,500/acre; 87.8 CSR2; 97% tillable

12/29/22 69 acres 61.07 tillable acres $7,061/acre 43.5 CSR2 $162.32/CSR2 $487,209 88.51% tillable

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Winneshiek County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Winneshiek County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Winneshiek 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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