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One look at this aerial and you will know you are dealing with a world-class farm and surrounding area for B&C production! The cover and holding potential for this farm is off the charts. The timber is full of big mature hardwoods but is loaded with cedar pockets and the undergrowth is incredible. Load up the food o...

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I wish I could list 100 properties just like this one every year!! Whether you are looking for a private family campsite or a scenic building site for your dream home, this has you covered. This turnkey family getaway comes with a camper and some small storage sheds, established food plots for hunting or viewing deer and ot...

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Whitetail Properties Real Estate is proud to offer this rolling native prairie grass CRP farm in West Central Iowa. This farm currently provides solid income from the tillable acres that are enrolled in CRP. To maximize the potential of this farm, there are an additional 33 +/- acres that could be cleaned up and converted t...

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Wonderful recreation properties in this area just do not hit the open market very often. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of one of the better combination properties that I have seen in the far eastern part of the state. This very diverse property will hold a lot of waterfowl, pheasant&rsq...

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This 40 is located in a really cool spot. It’s only ¾ mile off paved road and if you drive down the dead end road on the North side of the property you end up in the Rathbun Lake backwater where it’s public access for fishing, hunting, hiking or whatever you enjoy doing outside. Utilities are ...

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Terrific Building site in a well developed subdivision offering hook up to natural gas, Rathbun community water and utilities. These lots look out over the hill towards the Wever area. Local horse boarding is available. Fort Madison Public and Catholic School Systems. Public School Bus for Fort Madison School District will ...

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Terrific Building site in a well developed subdivision offering hook up to natural gas, Rathbun community water and utilites. These lots look out over the hill towards the Wever area. Local horse boarding is available. Fort Madison Public and Catholic School Systems. Public School Bus for Fort Madison School District will p...

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Terrific Building site in a well developed subdivision offering hook up to natural gas, Rathbun community water and utilites. These lots look out over the hill towards the Wever area. Local horse boarding is available. Fort Madison Public and Catholic School Systems. Public School Bus for Fort Madison School District will p...

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Terrific Building site in a well developed subdivision offering hook up to natural gas, Rathbun community water and utilities. These lots look out over the hill towards the Wever area. Local horse boarding is available. Fort Madison Public and Catholic School Systems. Public School Bus for Fort Madison School District will ...

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I always tell my clients that the best proof of what a farm can produce in the future is what it’s produced in the past. Check out the trail cam pics! The number of mature bucks moving around in daylight on this farm is impressive! That’s indicative of low hunting pressure. The property itself i...

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As you drive down the tree-lined driveway, you’ll know you’re entering a truly special property. Welcome to the Banks Farm. This farm was strategically developed to provide the ultimate combination of outdoor recreation in a mid-sized farming operation. There is a balance of income-producing row crop, ...

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This farm is exactly what I hear buyers asking for the most. Good return with good hunting and that is exactly what this property has to offer! This property has great genetics and has produced some B&C caliber whitetails in the recent years. The farm is also surrounded by native grass farms that help the holding po...

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This property is exactly why more and more people are looking to Delaware County for their new home site. This parcel could fit up to 3 homes on it, or simply build what you want on it right now. The property is dotted with mature white oaks, giving the timber feel while only being 2 miles from town.&n...

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This is one of the most beautiful properties I’ve ever been on and it comes “turn-key” with a custom 3 bedroom fully furnished home, swimming pool, hot tub, workshop, blinds, tree stands, John Deere tractors, Polaris Rangers, and all of the other equipment on the property. There are ap...

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The best of both worlds!! Outstanding hunting property with CRP income. Now more than ever, the land is one of the strongest investments possible. Add into the equation the priceless outdoor memories that you and your family can make here, and you see why recreational land is becoming more and more popular every day. Trophy...

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Just 1 look at the aerial for this property and you will know you are looking at a killer hunting tract! The cover on this piece is killer and it has tucked away food plots that access like a dream. Build site overlooking a newly built 2-acre pond with all utilities available including Fiber/Fast Internet. If you have been ...

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This farm fits into the saying I always hear from buyers, “I want the small farm surrounded by big landowners in a trophy management zone”. With that said this 191-acre property is not a small farm to most standards but in this neighborhood, it is very small! This area is loaded with 800+ acre landowners...

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This property is, in my opinion, the best hunting farm in eastern Iowa. Multiple 200" deer that have lived on the property. Secluded destination food sources and habitat for miles make the property so unique! The multiple access points allow for easy hunting of your favorite stan...

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Total gross acres 28.95, net acres 27.72 tillable. Land is currently used as pasture. Purchaser of the home located at 1055 200th St, Ventura, has first right of refusal for purchasing this land. Part of the farm land is in a flood plain. Newer fencing....

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This large income-producing property is in an area known for world-class whitetails near Mt. Pleasant and Lockridge. Its vast fields of thick CRP, crops, and timber create a wildlife paradise that pays a very strong annual cash return. A giant non-typical that scored 239 5/8” was taken here (see photo), and we m...

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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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