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Recent Sales in This County

  • 6/28/18; 152 Acres; $1,368,000; $9,000/Acre; 100% Tillable; 85.5 CSR2; $105.26/CSR2 Point
  • 10/16/18; 115 Acres; $821,100; $7,140/Acre; 93% Tillable; 85.7 CSR2; $83.31/CSR2 Point
  • 11/29/18; 119 Acres; $1,050,280; $8,000/Acre; 98% Tillable; 86.2 CSR2; $92.81/CSR2 Point
  • 2/15/19; 175 Acres; $827,605; $5,150/Acre; 92% Tillable; 58.3 CSR2; $88.34/CSR2 Point
  • 3/19/19 55.6 Acres; 0.43 Tillable Acres; $5,500/acre; 63.5 CSR2
  • 3/21/19 119.4 Acres; 117.3 Tillable Acres; $8,800/acre; 86.2 CSR2
  • 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

Location: Northwest Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 83.4 CSR2 Cropland Average: 87

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $105.86
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):
Average Farmland Value for Northwest Iowa:
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $242.00
Rent Range: $195 - $264 per acre
Average rent for Northwest Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:
$2.81 per CSR2

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$80.00/a Region 1 average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $60.00/a Region 1 average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$7.00/a Region 1 average
Hunting Rights per Acre:

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: Learn more at the Buena Vista County Iowa website.

Jason J. Smith, CAI

Land Broker, Auctioneer, Appraiser
Jason Smith
Buena Vista County
Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 537-6633

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Tom Bradley

Land Broker, Auctioneer, Appraiser
Tom Bradley
Buena Vista County
Iowa Farmland Sales


Information updated as of 5/14/20.  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 for Buena Vista 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, or use our Iowa Farmland Value Calculator.  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.

Farmland Sales Resources for Buena Vista County Iowa

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Estate Attorneys in Storm Lake Iowa

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