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Recent Sales in This County

  • 8/6/19 - 85 Acres, 84.83 Tillable Acres, 84.4 CSR2, $10,600/acre
  • 8/6/19 - 276 Acres, 261.06 Tillable Acres, 85.9 CSR2, $8,825/acre
  • 6/25/20 - 139 Acres, 128.37 Tillable Acres, 86.4 CSR2, $8,500/acre
  • 10/26/16; 80 Acres; $760,000; $9,500.00/Acre; 87.9 CSR 2; $108.08/CSR 2 Point
  • 4/21/17 80 acres $9300 CSR2 85.7 75.3 tillable
  • 7/12/17 191 Acres $8,950 75.3 CSR2 183.8 Tillable $118.86 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/20/17 158 Acres $6,450 74.6 CSR2 147.89 Tillable $86.46
  • 2/14/18 36.26 Acres $7,622 87.1 CSR2 36.26 Tillable Acres $87.51 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/14/18 75.72 Acres $7,158 82.7 CSR2 75.72 Tillable Acres $86.55 per CSR2 Point
  • 4/11/18 109 Acres $4,900 74.2 CSR2 79.04 Tillable Acres $66.04 per CSR2 Point
  • 5/23/18 38 Acres $4,750 44.8 CSR2 37.5 Tillable Acres $106.03 per CSR2 Point
  • 11/12/18 119.3 Acres; 115.8 Tillable Acres; $9,000/acre; 82.6 CSR2
  • 12/9/18 106 Acres; 100 Tillable Acres; $8,125/acre; 84.5 CSR2
  • 11/13/18 160 Acres; 131.2 Tillable Acres; $4,675/acre; 75.6 CSR2

Location: Northwest Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 77 CSR2 Cropland Average: 85

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $97.27
County Size: 564 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 327,733 total acres, 305,714 Cropland acres, 2,536 Woodland acres, 19,483 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
Average Farmland Value for Northwest Iowa:
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:
12/2012 31 Acres 66 CSR $20,109 /acre

Average County Rent: $232.00
Rent Range: $205-$258 per acre
Average rent for Northwest Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:
$2.83 per CSR2

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

Towns: Ayrshire, Emmetsburg, Rodman, Curlew, Graettinger, Ruthven, Cylinder, Mallard, West Bend

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Lost Island, Walnut, Veon, Independence, Highland, Emmetsburg, Freedom, Fairfield, Silver Lake, Great Oak, Nevada, Fe Valley, Booth, Rush Lake, Blington, West Bend


Additional Information: Learn more on the Palo Alto County Iowa Economic Development website.

Jason J. Smith, CAI

Land Broker, Auctioneer, Appraiser
Jason Smith
Palo Alto 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, Palo Alto County Extension Office, Palo Alto County courthouse records at Emmetsburg, 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 Palo Alto County

All farmland values for Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto County Iowa

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Estate Attorneys in Palo Alto County Iowa

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