Iowa Farmland Prices Falling Farmland Bubble?

November 19, 2013

Iowa Farmland Prices Falling Farmland Bubble Predictors Get Their Day A new report out this week by the Chicago Fed Reserve has some news that wasn’t unexpected.  With 6 years of record land prices behind us we knew an adjustment in values was in ahead.  The big question is how big will the adjustment be?  […]

7 Things: How To Choose An Auctioneer To Sell Your Farm

October 29, 2013

How To Choose An Auctioneer To Sell Your Farm For weeks this post has rolled around in my head, several times I committed points to paper only to scratch one and add another.  I wanted to be sure I covered the most important points.  It was only supposed to be 5, then it was 10 […]

Iowa Drought Designations Improve Again

April 19, 2013

Iowa drought designations again improved in this weeks drought monitor.  Late winter snowfall along with heavy precipitation during the early Spring have quickly begun erasing color from the drought monitor.  This graphic shows the change in drought across the entire state since December 4, 2012.  In today’s new report you can see a large portion […]

Dunlap Iowa Farmland Auction $18,025 per Acre

March 12, 2013

Dunlap Iowa farmland auction fetches $18,025 at auction on March 9th.  This farm is located in Crawford County literally on the southern line with Harrison County, and only a few miles from the Monona County line.  This area is often called the Tri County area where the 3 counties come together.  This farm lies just northwest […]

Iowa Farmland Prices Website

February 14, 2013

We have undertaken an aggressive project here at putting together the first nearly real time resource on Iowa farmland prices across the entire state.  I think we are building a resource thats helpful to many different people including landowners, farmers, real estate agents, auctioneers, investment companies, appraisers, reporters and the curious. There was a need […]

1st Place in the Advertising Contest: Iowa Auctioneers Association

February 5, 2013

I was honored this weekend with a 1st place trophy from the Iowa Auctioneers Association at the Winter Convention in Des Moines. Auctioneers from across the state of Iowa gathered for legal updates, new training, networking and of course a few competitions. The association hosts bid calling competitions for both veterans and rookies, a ringman […]

The NEW Dollars And Dirt

February 1, 2013

I want to welcome you to the new Dollars And Dirt, Farmland Auctioneer website.  I am an auctioneer from Iowa and blessed to be a part of one of the oldest and greatest professions in America.  We are excited after 18 months of putting this new website together that it’s finally making it to the public’s […]