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Online Auction! Bidding begins Friday, August 27, 2021, at 8:00 AM and closes Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 10:00 AM. This farm lays well with established waterways, mostly tillable. Please drive by to see for yourself! From Maynard, Iowa go two and a half miles north to 130th Street, then turn left and go west one and a ha...

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Endless possibilities with this nearly 2 acre lot in Des Moines. Mature trees give tons of privacy to much of the property. Quick access to downtown. Come make your dreams a reality!...

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Prime commercial property across from Caseys...

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Wonderful Morningside location!! AFFORDABLE BUILDING LOT!!! Located with easy access to Schools, Shopping everything that Morningside has to offer. Back of FUTURE HOME could have afternoon sun and evening sunsets!!! FUTURE FRONT DOOR could face EAST!!! Not too many inexpensive lots left in Sioux CITY!!! SNATCH THIS UP!!!!...

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Simulcast Public and Online Auction! The public auction will be held at the American Legion, 105 East Marion Street, Monroe, Iowa 50170. Online bidding is available now and closes Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at the conclusion of public event. Tract 1: Cropland CSR2 of 85 with Otley and Mahaska soils, gently rolling topog...

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This secluded property has a great blend of cover, edge, and income producing acres that are attractive to any buyer that is looking for a reliable hunting property with a return. Thirty-four acres are enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program, which compensates the property owner in exchange for promoting soil and wat...

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If you’ve been searching for a great 80 in a solid neighborhood with tremendous hunting and income, then look no further! In my opinion, this farm has everything a property needs to consistently harvest mature bucks and still be easy on the bank. This farm is a great mix of hardwood timber and open hay fields. The timber ...

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Simultaneous Public and Online Auction! The public auction will be at the Beaman Memorial Hall, 215 Main Street, Beaman, Iowa 50609. Online bidding starts Monday, August 30, 2021, at 8:00 AM and closes Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the conclusion of the public event. Farmers National Company is proud to offer Section 4 of...

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Nearly 10 Acre Tree Farm located in Des Moines. 6,000 trees and 13 different types of hardwoods. Green Ash, Bald Cypress, Shellbark Hickory, Butternut, Black Walnut, American Chestnut, Pecan, Black Cherry, Pin Oak, Chestnut Oak, Burr Oak, Swamp Oak and Red Oak. 30 years of growth. Call for more information....

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Simulcast Public and Online Auction! The public auction will be held Thursday, September 2, 2021, 10:00 AM, at the TSB/NSB Community Room, 101 Highway 69 North, Forest City, Iowa. Online bidding available now and closes Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the conclusion of the live event. Farmers National Company is proud to o...

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Simulcast Public and Online Auction! The public auction will be held at Albert Kruger Shelter Home, 223 West 7th Street, Glidden, Iowa 51443. Online bidding starts Monday, August 2, 2021 at 8:00 AM and closes Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the conclusion of the public event. This high-quality Carroll farm offers a strong CS...

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Simulcast Public and Online Auction! The public auction will be held Friday, August 27, 2021, 10:00 AM at the WRC Hall, 110 West South Street, Macksburg, Iowa 50155. Online bidding is available now and closes Friday, August 27, 2021, at the conclusion of the public event. Opportunity to purchase a good producing combinatio...

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For Sale by Bids! Auction by sealed bid, deadline August 25, 2021, by 1:30 PM, to the office of Ben Watson, PO Box 367, State Center, Iowa 50247. Nearly level to gently rolling unimproved farm northeast of Stratford offers the opportunity to assume the position of Seller in half of a soybean crop currently in excellent con...

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Operating grain elevator with 126,000 bushel grain storage, two dryers, 28% nitrogen storage, small repair shop, sack feed building, and more. 25201 Johnson's Mill Road Alpha, Iowa 52171...

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This is a PACKAGE SALE, multiple addresses. Main sale area is the 100 block of Kansas. This "Bluff View Portfolio" is 9 homes, 1 commercial property AND 20 additional parcels for the asking price. This is 2.44 acres of homes, 2.7 acres of empty lots and 5.55 acres of the bluff is now available to a buyer who is e...

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Combo CRP/Timber farm in managed area with multiple build sites that all have gorgeous views and all utilities are available at the road. The majority of the timber on the property is mature oak with scattered walnuts in the creek bottom and the farm lays perfect for accessing on any wind direction. There are two 4-acre foo...

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13.7 acres of land in the Pleasant Ridge Estates neighborhood....

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Online Auction! Bidding begins Monday, July 26, 2021 at 8:00 AM and closes Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Selling in two individual tracts! Do not miss this opportunity to obtain these high-quality Sac County Farms! Each farm consists of very high soil ratings for strong productivity potential and has a gentle roll...

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Simulcast Auction: Auction will be held Thursday, August 26, 2021, 10:00 AM, at Casey Community Center, 502 Antique Country Drive, Casey, Iowa, 50048. Opportunity to purchase two very nice row crop farms with some pasture in western Adair County. Being offered in two tracts, 320 acres and 80 acres. Tract one is 320 acres ...

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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. Perhaps, purchase farm and land for sale in Iowa and build your own backyard baseball field!

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 for Sale

There are always great farms and land 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. There is Iowa hunting land & acreage for sale that may become recreational for you to use as well!

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 farm and land for sale in Iowa 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. If you find farm and land for sale in Iowa, there is a high probability the soil will be phenomenal for growing crops. 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, and our Iowa hunting land & acreage for sale.

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