Clay County farmland values
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  • 10/03/14 78 acres $11100/acre 79.6 CSR
  • 10/03/14 170 acres $8100/acre 74.8 CSR
  • 2/8/17 69 acres $6050 CSR2 81 33.13 Tillable
  • 2/10/17 112 acres $4700 CSR2 78.6 66.09 Tillable
  • 6/1/17 236 acres $5,500 CSR2 72.3 238 Tillable 76.07 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/8/17 158.5 Acres $4,100 78.3 CSR2 69.16 Tillable $52.36 per CSR2 Point
  • 10/12/17 24.9 Acres $7,800 0 CSR2 4.6 Tillable
  • 11/10/17 152 Acres $12,000 96 CSR2 146.59 Tillable Acres $125 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/19/17 145 Acres $9,200 88.2 CSR2 146.86 Tillable Acres $104.30 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/23/18 60 Acres $11,100 93.9 CSR2 60 Tillable Acres $118.21 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/23/18 60 Acres $12,200 95 CSR2 60 Tillable Acres $128.42 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/23/18 75 Acres $12,200 97.1 CSR2 74 Tillable Acres $125.64 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/23/18 40 Acres $7,700 78.3 CSR2 33.9 Tillable Acres $98.34 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/23/18 80 Acres $8,800 90.2 CSR2 71.2 Tillable Acres $97.56 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/23/18 80 Acres $10,200 94 CSR2 78.94 Tillable Acres $108.51 per CSR2 Point

Clay County

Location: Northwest Iowa
County Average CSR: 67.7 weighted average, 73 Cropland Average, 88 CSR2 Cropland average
State Average CSR:
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $127.74
County Size: 569 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 285,829 total acres, 262,903 Cropland acres, 3,664 Woodland acres, 19,262 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $8,648
Average Farmland Value for Northwest Iowa: $9,388
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $233.00
Rent Range: $100/a to $375/a
Average rent for Northwest Iowa: $248.00
Rent per CSR Point: $2.61 per CSR2
Improved Permanent Pasture: $82.00/a
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $59.00/a
Stalk Grazing per Acre: $14/a Region 1 Average
Hunting Rights per Acre: $20.00 Region 1 Average

Towns: Dickens, Gillett Grove, Rossie, Spencer, Everly, Greenville, Royal, Webb, Fostoria, Peterson

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Clay, Lake, Peterson, Douglas, Lincoln, Riverton, Freeman, Logan, Sioux, Garfield, Lone Tree, Summit, Gillette Grove, Meadow, Waterford, Herdland


Additional Information: Lea more on the Clay County Iowa website.

Information updated as of 1/29/18.  Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Clay County Extension Office, Clay County courthouse records at Spencer Iowa, 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

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 Clay County Iowa

You can find Farmland For Sale in Clay 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.

Estate Attorneys in Clay County 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 Clay County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.

Auctioneers of Farmland Spencer IowaClay County 

Jason J. Smith, CAI

Land Broker | Auctioneer | Appraiser


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.

Midwestern farmland auctionsClay County Iowa Auctioneer 

Thomas J. Bradley

Auctioneer | Appraiser


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.