Buena Vista County farmland values
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  • 9/27/17 120 Acres $7,100 76.9 CSR2 117 Tillable $92.32 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/27/17 193.32 Acres $7,600 84.5 CSR2 191.2 Tillable $89.94 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/27/17 73.03 $9,375 87.3 CSR2 69.9 Tillable $107.38 per CSR2 Point
  • 11/14/17 40 Acres $9,050 87.1 CSR2 38.6 Tillable Acres $103.90 per CSR2 Point
  • 11/14/17 40 Acres $9,050 87.1 CSR2 38.6 Tillable Acres $103.90 per CSR2 Point
  • 11/15/17 36 Acres $8,050 82.6 CSR2 35 Tillable Acres $97.45 per CSR2 Point
  • 1/15/17 172 Acres $8,400 79.2 CSR2 169.1 Tillable Acres $106.06 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/4/17 160 Acres $9,125 87 CSR2 151.7 Tillable Acres $104.88 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/6/17 164.3 Acres $9,250 86.8 CSR2 160.33 Tillable Acres $106.56 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/14/17 160 Acres $7,350 78 CSR2 153.2 Tillable Acres $45.93 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/14/17 40 Acres $3,800 72.6 CSR2 21.8 Tillable Acres $52.34 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/22/18 73 Acres $10,625 95.4 CSR2 71 Tillable Acres $111.37 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/22/18 80 Acres $8,400 83 CSR2 78.5 Tillable Acres $101.20 per CSR1 Point
  • 2/22/18 69.2 Acres $7,525 75.6 CSR2 56 Tillable Acres $99.54 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/22/18 75.6 Acres $4,925 74.1 CSR2 75.3 Tillable Acres $66.46 per CSR2 Point

Buena Vista County

Location: Northwest Iowa
County Average CSR: 77.33 weighted average, 79 Cropland Average, 87 CSR2 Cropland Average
State Average CSR:
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $118.60
County Size: 575 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 356,751 total acres, 326,418 Cropland acres, 3,940 Woodland acres, 26,393 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $9,171
Average Farmland Value for Northwest Iowa: $9,388
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $239.00
Rent Range: $210/a to $261/a
Average rent for Northwest Iowa: $237.00
Rent per CSR Point: $2.69 per CSR2
Improved Permanent Pasture: $82.00/a Region 1 average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $59.00/a Region 1 average
Stalk Grazing per Acre: $14/a Region 1 average
Hunting Rights per Acre: $20/a Region 1 average

Towns: Albert City, Linn Grove, Rembrandt, Storm Lake, Alta, Marathon, Sioux Rapids, Truesdale, Lakeside, Newell

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Baes, Grant, Newell, Washington, Brooke, Hayes, Nokomis, Coon, Lee, Poland, Elk, Lincoln, Providence, Fairfield, Maple Valley, Scott

History: Buena Vista County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open land. It was named in memory of the Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican-American War.

Additional Information: Lea more at the Buena Vista County Iowa website.

Information updated as of 1/29/18.  Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Buena Vista County Extension Office, Buena Vista County courthouse records at Storm Lake, Surety Maps, Wikipedia, Iowa Department of Transportation and USDA. An attempt has been made to verify information but it is not guaranteed to be accurate. Confirm all information that you must rely for decision making purposes.


Iowa Farmland Prices Buena Vista County


All farmland values 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 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.  


Farmland Sales Resources for Buena Vista County Iowa


You can find Farmland For Sale in Buena Vista County Iowa at www.DreamDirt.com.  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.


Estate Attorneys in Storm Lake Iowa


If you are searching for an estate attorney to help you with legal work of an estate in Iowa you can search for Estate Attorneys in Buena Vista County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.

Auctioneers Farm Management Storm Lake IowaBuena Vista County Iowa Auctioneer 

Jason J. Smith, CAI


Land Broker | Auctioneer | Appraiser


(712)592-8965 Jason@DreamDirt.com


Licensed to sell real estate in Iowa and Nebraska


Jason is the Iowa real estate broker for DreamDirt.  With vast experience as an agricultural auctioneer and land broker Jason can help you evaluate and appraise farmland, 1031 Exchanges, farm estates, farm retirement plans and liquidation of agricultural assets.  Jason is one of only 9 graduates in Iowa of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) a 3 year advanced executive auctioneers education program of the National Auctioneers Association at Indiana University.  Jason also has graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering, holds a real estate brokers license in Iowa and Nebraska and auctioneering licenses in Missouri and North Dakota.


Buena Vista County Iowa Farmland SalesBuena Vista County Iowa Auctioneer 


Thomas J. Bradley


Auctioneer | Appraiser


(515)202-7687 Tom@DreamDirt.com


Tom is the lead Iowa auctioneer at DreamDirt. Sellers have relied on Tom’s expert guidance in the sale of farmland, machinery, hay crops, livestock and homes throughout Iowa.  Tom has conducted well over 1000 auctions for private sellers, retirements, estates and banks and can help you understand the process as well as appraise the expected value of assets you are considering selling.  Looking for a 1031 farm?  Tom can help you as a buyers agent even if we don’t have the farm you are looking for.