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This farm has a great mix of cover, food, income and water sources to help hold and grow the whitetails this area of Decatur County is so known for. The cover on the farm is really thick and the property has big sections and big timber in every direction. The property lays out very well for multiple hunters to hunt at the s...

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Shallow caves, a spring-fed stream, significant timber value, trophy-class whitetails, a secluded campsite with electricity are just a few of the many features found on this unique property, located in the Village Creek area between Lansing and Waukon. The area is well known for its high deer and wild turkey populations in ...

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Over the past 15 years I have sold and worked on hundreds of farms in Decatur County and rarely do you see the improvements made to farms like this one. The owner of this tract has not only put a ton of time and energy into this farm improving it, he has also done everything RIGHT! The grasses that have been planted have ta...

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Land Auction! Thursday, March 5, 2020, 10:00 AM at the Maynard Community Center, 135 3rd Street South, Maynard, Iowa. Good qulaity Iowa farm ground! 84.7 CRS2 farm, all one field and not far from a grain market. From Fayette, go south on Highway 150 for two miles to 120th Street, turn right and go west three quarters of m...

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This property is not only proven itself over and over with the level of documentation of the herd but also with the bucks harvested over the recent years. It is sandwiched between 1000+ acres of NO HUNTING in the Nine Eagles State Park it also has a huge managed block just to the South of the property in Missouri. NO HUNTIN...

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Nice combination farm 30 minutes from West Des Moines. Farm has 15 acres crop ground, 9 acres of hay ground with balance of farm timber and pasture. Buildings are located in an oak savana in the northwest corner of property. There are three small ponds. Seller is willing to rent crop ground for 2020 crop year. Pasture and h...

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This farm is set up and lays out as nice as they come! The timber is as nice and you will find in Southern Iowa and the seller has built all the trails throughout the farm to get you to any part you desire. The food plots have been strategically placed in all the perfect spots for getting in and out with minimal intrusion a...

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Tremendous income. Proof of giant whitetails. Abundant pheasants. Seclusion on a dead-end road. Highly managed neighborhood. Forty minutes from Iowa City. These are the facts of this top-end investment. Just east of the Washington and Louisa line lies the best sub-100 acre farm that I have been on in my career. 40 acres of ...

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Land Auction! Thursday, February 13, 2020, 10:00 AM at the Lakin Community Center, 61317 315th Street, Malvern, Iowa. High quality farm ground located in a strong farming community! Nearly 2,000 feet of drainage tile, 1,700 feet of narrow base terraces in 2014, and excellent building site potential. The address to the pr...

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Home sits on 17.5 wooded acres m/l and includes a pond, trails and abundant wildlife. If you love the outdoors you will love this home. There is both an attached 2 car garage and a detached 3 car garage as well! Schedule a showing today!...

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Bungalow in great shape at an affordable price! 3 Bed, 2 baths, finished basement, large fenced in backyard, great covered area off detached garage, newer shingles, newer furnace and ac, hard wood floors, large kitchen with plenty of cabinets and eat in area, plenty of off street parking all on a great little neighborhood!...

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Are you looking for an affordable place to hunt in Southern Iowa with some income that pays you as you play? Then take a look at this farm that is located in one of the better big buck producing counties in this region. Farm has a nice mix of CRP and timbered draws that are ideal for funneling deer right past your stand. Th...

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Excellent hunting and income farm! Located in a secluded setting at the end of a dead-end road sits this fine hunting and income-producing tract that is sure to be a producer of the big bucks this region is known for. Great habitat for whitetails, turkeys, and other wildlife is all here, plus the farm has a nice income stre...

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One of Siouxland's best for food, live music or to just meet up with friends for a drink! Great place to watch your favorite team on the multiple T.V's. Hangout inside at the main bar or outside by one of the multiple beer gardens. The 6 volleyball courts allow for nightly seasonal volleyball leagues. The Ickey Nickel has a...

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Land Auction! Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM at the Walnut City Church, 17910 Highway J5T, Mystic, Iowa 52574. Great southeast Iowa, Appanoose County property. Located in the important and competitive grain producing area south of Rathbun Lake. Full possession for 2020. From Mystic, Iowa, travel north on County Roa...

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Exactly what you have been searching for this Holiday season!!! A cute well updated 3 bed, 2 bath ranch home in a convenient location, Davenport, IA. Exterior has new roof, siding, windows, gutters, front patio area, 12x18 back deck. Basement is finished and is a walk out, has nice bar area and rec room, new hot water hea...

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This is a great set up for the person looking to have a little hunting and a lot of options for income. This tract would have the option to enroll in CRP, Row Crop, plant to Alfalfa, and all 3 will only improve the hunting that is available on the farm. In my opinion, putting 55 acres of Alfalfa in and running a giant food ...

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This tract is located in an area that flat out produces giants year after year! I have sold multiple farms in this pocket of Warren County and all my clients are very happy with the production and caliber of whitetails it pumps out. This farm has a brand new CRP contract paying a very high rate per acre and it allows more a...

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Land for Sale in Iowa

In the 1989 film, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella tore out much of his corn crop on the family's Iowa farm to build a baseball diamond. "If you build it, they will come," was the voice he heard in his head. Shoeless Joe Jackson along with other members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox team came, appearing from the tall corn stalks around the field. It was an apt representation of Iowa farmland that stands true today.

There's a good reason why people associate Iowa with farming. It is the number 2 agricultural state behind California. It's the top state in corn production and ranks second in soybean production. It also leads the U.S. in hog and egg production.

Types of Iowa Land Available

There is always good farmland for sale in Iowa whether established producing land or barren. For those interested in investing but not yet ready to turn their attention to farming, consider the purchase of acreage that has a history of being leased by other farmers.

There is also some diverse recreational land in Iowa. While it doesn't have any major league football or baseball teams, the state's population has a vested interest in other sports including those by the Iowa Rodeo Cowboys Association, and an abundance of other equine-related events. 4-H and FFA activities for children and teenagers is a huge part of growing up outside of the big city.

As such there are a lot of small family farms which sometimes become available after the kids grow up. Horse ranches, from small breeding operations with indoor arenas to larger spreads, are available throughout the state. For those with horses, other livestock, and family pets, you may wish to consider property near Ames, in the central part of the state and close to one of the top veterinary schools in the country.

When looking for recreational land for sale consider taking a look around Clear Lake in Cerro Gordo County near the north end of the state. Here, you'll find a fishing paradise with marinas and small-acre property with or without a summer cottage. Other recreational lands for sale in Iowa can be found throughout Iowa whether investing for retirement property outside of the big city in which to enjoy the wildlife or hunting acreage. Check out Appanoose, Pottawattamie, and Van Buren counties among others.

Iowa Weather and Soil

Iowa receives a lot of rain and snow. It is cold in the winter, has wet springs and is hot and often humid during summer. The average rainfall in Iowa City, in the center of the state, is just above 37" with an average snowfall of 28". The abundance of rain is key to the state's crop production.

The state's fertile soil is the other key. In the article, Soil Wealth, Why North America Feeds the World, author David Montgomery of the University of Washington, attributes native forests and natural grasslands which had once covered various regions of the world, including the Midwest, with organic materials as major contributions to fertile soil.

"And the best of these soils for agriculture are those developed on deposits of loess, windblown silt such as that covering most of the American Midwest," Montgomery states in his article. Much of that land and soil is in Iowa.

Iowa Land and Industry

Now is a great time to invest in Iowa property. Statewide, an average price for one-acre of Iowa farmland was $7,264 in 2018. Farmland takes up 92% of the state with nearly 31 million acres of farmland. Iowa is also experiencing industrial growth, and it's mostly related to agriculture.

The largest cereal plant in the country is Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids. The country's largest popcorn processing plant is in Sioux City. And, Waterloo is home to the largest wheel-tractor plant in the country.

Farmlands and other properties here are available in small 10-20-acre plots to 1,000-acres or more. If you are looking for your own Field of Dreams, consider browsing our IA farms, ranches, & acreage lots for sale. You may find your dream property on Land Broker MLS. If you have land for sale in Iowa or any state and are interested in sharing with our co-op listings, get started today!