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For Sale By Bids! Written bids will be received at the office of Doug Bergemann, PO Box 514, Owatonna, Minnesota 55060 up to October 30, 2020. Great add on unit in a highly competitive market. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase this farm that has not been offered for sale in decades. The farm is located 3.5 miles s...

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Properties in neighborhoods like this are SO RARE! This farm literally sits right in the middle of one of the best neighborhoods in SE IA. There are several thousand acres of highly managed properties surrounding this farm. I know of many giant bucks that have been documented and/or harvested in this area.&nb...

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Whitetail Properties Real Estate is proud to offer this highly tillable farm located just north of Scranton, IA. This farm consists of 75.18 FSA tillable acres carrying a weighted average CSR2 of 86.5 which is well above the county average. The soils consist mainly of Webster clay loam, Bemis moraine, and Clarion loam with ...

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Whitetail Properties Real Estate is proud to offer this amazing combination farm for sale west of Guthrie Center, IA. This property is the ideal outdoorsman’s farm. It has stands of mature hardwood timber on the ridge tops and dense underbrush in the draws. This combination creates a tremendous amount of edge inside t...

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Excellent building site opportunity in Dahlonega township. Consist of roughly 2.75 acres and is situated right off of pavement. One could build their dream home or could take advantage of the previous owners already dividing the land in 17 buildable lots. Close proximity to Ottumwa and access to Hwy 63 for travel. -Land fo...

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Very few farms truly have it all when it comes to incredible hunting properties, but this one comes as close as I have seen. It has great access through a trail system that navigates the entire property with very little impact. There are 6 different foodplots, allowing for multiple options depending on the wind direction or...

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Very rarely do farms of this caliber come up for sale in SE Iowa. Located in the heart of big buck country and across from the soap creek this 114 acre farm has everything an outdoorsman could ask for. Current owners have managed the property since 2013 and have done a ton of improvements to the land. Property features roug...

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On this farm so many things come to mind when dissecting it! One of the big ones that keeps coming to my mind is how secluded this farm is. Once you drive down the 1 mile plus dead-end road to get to the farm entrance you feel like there is nothing around you for miles and you can’t see a home in any direction. The ti...

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Whitetail Properties Real Estate is proud to offer this unique recreational riverfront property. This property could be used solely for hunting, fishing, camping, or any other outdoor activity. This property could also make for a spectacular building site and acreage for your dream home. There are multiple building site loc...

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I love working with top shelf farms and especially ones that are located in top shelf managed areas and this farm is exactly that! One look at the aerial and the surrounding area will tell any avid trophy hunter this area is legit. On top of that the immediate area is not only managed at a high level, it also has multiple 4...

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8 Acres in town! This would be a excellent city limit hunting spot. Heavy deer trails throughout property with a limited amount of timber around makes this a great spot for wildlife to hangout. It could also be a great spot to potentially build a house as well! -Ottumwa, IA 52501 -8 acre property -Wapello County -Resident...

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36 Acres nestled right on the edge of Ottumwa. Great building site for a new home or hunting cabin. An area has been graded off already for a home with a walk out basement. There is a large pond next to where the new home could go. Country living with the convenience of town just a few minutes away. Good amount of deer sign...

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The most private Acreage minutes from Shopping and Lakeport Commons and the Mall. Breathtaking Views of the country, the city, the Sundowns, Wild Life. 28.25 Acres ($15,000 per acre). Been in the Family since 1930s. Perfect location to build your True Million Dollar Home On! This is a once in a Lifetime Lot. Go for a walk a...

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This property is one of those you just don’t see on the open market. The farm has been owned and taken care of by the same family since 1961 and the condition of it shows! The uses of this property are endless with it being on the edge of Osceola city limits for development purposes AND the farm has been grandfathered...

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This lot is over 1.5 acres and is located on the south cul-de-sac. Located 2 miles from Le Mars and 20 miles from Sioux City. Enjoy the views and wonderful living space. Lake being build in 2013. Septic system to be installed at buyers expense....

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Check out this 43 acre parcel and cabin located right off of HWY 5 just north of Centerville. There is not another piece of ground in the area that has been maintained like this one. Trails have been cut throughout the entire property which makes accessing any part of it a breeze. Cozy off the grid cabin makes this acreage ...

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Don't miss this one of a kind property! Just south of Charition 5 miles, this property is a dream for anyone who loves the outdoors. With 358 acres this property offers such a variety of topography. Driving through the trails on this property you will see an abundance of various wildlife. The maintained trails create a grea...

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Stately gated home set upon over 5 acres of lush landscaping. With over 6700 sq ft, this home is a statement in itself. Welcome your guests into the grand 2 story entry w/custom cut marble floors and a vat, free flowing staircase. The kitchen has top grade thermador appliances, built in wine tower, pantry, and a wonderful o...

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Looking for an acreage to fit any need? This is the one! The property has approximately 8 acres of hay ground, 8 acres of pasture, and almost 15 acres of timber. Great area for whitetail deer, turkeys and more! 40x48 and 25x35 sheds for storage or animals. The home features 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms with one of a kind ha...

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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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