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Argo Farm and Ranch

12288 450th Street, Derby, IA
Status: Under Contract
Property Type
Cattle Ranch
Home with Acreage
Hunting Land
Recreational Land
337 acres
Lucas, IA
List Date
Feb 22, 2023
Argo Farm and Ranch is a hidden gem outside Derby, Iowa. This stunning property is within an hour's drive of the Des Moines airport and 2 hours from Kansas City, Missouri. This 337-acre farm boasts incredible hunting and income-producing acreage in the heart of big deer country. 247.21 acres are enrolled in the CRP program and expiring in 2025, producing $46,584 in annual income. Land With 280+ Tillable acres, the average CSR2 rating is 51, with multiple draws and drainages throughout the property and many whitetail deer calling this property home. Several hundred yards of the Chariton River wind through the bottom land, mainly on the adjoining 40.5 acres (listed separately), along with year-round water in the slough shared with the neighbor to the east that is home to an abundance of waterfowl. The property gets its name from an old stage stop that was once located near the main home called Argo. With nearly a mile 3/4 of country road frontage, the property borders state ground and 10,000 acres of public access, with several hundred acres bordering the SE corner of the farm with Chariton River at the bottom. 300+ acres bordering the South and Southwest with landowners that have practiced deer management for many years. Near the home, you will find the ranch portion of the land, the perfect setup for a small cow-calf herd or backgrounding feeder’s calves… a 60 x 30 Calving barn will keep the livestock out of the weather and well protected. A nice size pond is also located inside the pasture and could easily be converted into an equestrian paradise. You will also find 12,000 Bushel of grain storage in the main yard. Improvements The house is a 4,115 square foot, four bedroom and 3 1\2 bath With a fully finished basement.  The walkout basement has a living area full kitchen, a game room, a large bedroom, and a full bath, including a 220 square-foot storm shelter. The upstairs has a great sunroom/office, a large kitchen, three bedrooms, and 2 ½ baths. The large wrap-around deck on the house is the perfect place for grilling or entertaining. The attached garage/shop is 94 x 28 with 6 Overhead doors and multiple walk doors.  The main garage will house 4 Vehicles with additional attic storage. The main equipment shed and workshop have two overhead doors, including one 12’ and one 10’. Region & Climate The south-central part of Iowa summers tend to be warm and humid averaging in the mid to high 80’s and lows in the mid 60’s. Winters are often only around 4 months averaging roughly 10 inches of snow with highs in the low 20`s. Location Located in the south-central part of Iowa, Derby is located just 51 miles south of Des Moines International Airport and just 45 minutes west of Rathbun Lake.  The Farm is located northwest of the town and just roughly 2 miles west of US Highway 65. Argo Farms is just 15 miles west as the crow flies from Interstate 35.  
Listing Agent
John Herrity
Hayden Outdoors
Windsor, Colorado
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