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Recent Sales in This County

  • 9/7/18 76 Acres; 68.33 Tillable Acres; $10,200/acre; 89.2 CSR2
  • 9/7/18 80 Acres; 75.91 Tillable Acres; $14,000/acre; 98.3 CSR2
  • 11/12/18 78.1 Acres; 75.08 Tillable acres; $14,100/acre; 98.9 CSR2
  • 11/29/18 79.4 Acres; 79.38 Tillable Acres; $13,000/acre; 97.9 CSR2
  • 11/29/18 73.8 Acres; 70.83 Tillable Acres; $13,000/acre; 98.2 CSR2
  • 9/19/19 40.1 Acres; 36.04 Tillable Acres; $9,900/acre; 92.1 CSR2
  • 9/19/19 157.2 Acres; 137.97 Tillable Acres; $8,500/acre; 90.1 CSR2
  • 8/17/17 37.94 Acres $12,000 95.6 CSR2 34.54 Tillable $125.52 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/12/17 80 Acres $11,100 97 CSR2 77 Tillable $114.43 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/12/17 78 Acres $11,100 97 CSR2 77 Tillable $114.43 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/12/17 79 Acres $12,000 97 CSR2 78 Tillable $123.71 per CSR2 Point
  • 10/10/17 65 Acres $10,450 97 CSR2 64.6 Tillable $107.73 per CSR2 Point
  • 10/25/17 160 Acres $13,400 94.5 CSR2 151.84 Tillable $141.79 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/28/17 72.57 Acres $12,800 97.3 CSR2 69.12 Tillable Acres $131.55 per CSR2 Point
  • 1/31/18 80.32 Acres $10,200 94.2 CSR2 72.45 Tillable Acres $108.28 per CSR2 Point

Location: Northwest Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 91.4 CSR2 Cropland Average: 95

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $109.59
County Size: 573 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 358,472 total acres, 330,094 Cropland acres, 2,104 Woodland acres, 26,274 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
Average Farmland Value for Northwest Iowa:
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $259.00
Rent Range: $233-$287
Average rent for Northwest Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:
$2.76 per CSR2

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

Towns: Archery, Hartley, Primghar, Sheldon, Calumet, Paullina, Sanbo, Sutherland

Unincorporated Areas: Germantown

Townships: Floyd, Franklin, Lincoln, Hartley, Carroll, Summit, Center, Omega, Baker, Dale, Highland, Grant, Caledonia, Union, Liberty, Waterman

History: O'Brien County was named for William Smith O'Brien, a leader for Irish independence in 1848, and is the only O'Brien County in the United States. O'Brien County was founded in 1851. The present courthouse was completed in 1917, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Additional Information: O'Brien County Iowa website.

Jason J. Smith, CAI

Land Broker, Auctioneer, Appraiser
Jason Smith
O'Brien County
Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 537-6633

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Information updated as of 5/14/20. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, O’Brien County Extension Office, O’Brien County courthouse records at Sheldon, 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 O’Brien County

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Farmland Sales Resources for O’BrienCounty Iowa

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Estate Attorneys in O’Brien County Iowa

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