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Land for Sale in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Dairies, Farmland, and Forests

Known as America's Dairyland, Wisconsin does have a lot of dairies. Some 9,500 dairies maintained 1.28 million cows in 2017, and 96% of those dairies are family-owned, according to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Wisconsin is the second highest milk producing state behind California, and the top cheese producing state.

Many of the state's 5.8 million people are referred to as "cheeseheads," because of their love for the Green Bay Packer's football team. Dairies occupy a lot of Wisconsin real estate but, honestly, the land for sale in Wisconsin isn't all about dairy cows and cheese.

Land for Sale in Wisconsin

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$3,950,000#WI1008062

51.6 acres

Franklin, WI 53132

$3,800,000#WI1009841

47.66 acres

Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

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$5,500,000#WI1034044

210 acres

Lake Mills, WI 53551

Buy Land in Wisconsin by County

Adams
Ashland
Barron
Bayfield
Brown
Buffalo
Burnett
Calumet
Chippewa
Clark
Columbia
Crawford
Dane
Dodge
Door
Douglas
Dunn
Eau Claire
Florence
Fond du Lac
Forest
Grant
Green
Green Lake
Iowa
Iron
Jackson
Jefferson
Juneau
Kenosha
Kewaunee
La Crosse
Lafayette
Langlade
Lincoln
Manitowoc
Marathon
Marinette
Marquette
Menominee
Milwaukee
Monroe
Oconto
Oneida
Outagamie
Ozaukee
Pepin
Pierce
Polk
Portage
Price
Racine
Richland
Rock
Rusk
Saint Croix
Sauk
Sawyer
Shawano
Sheboygan
Taylor
Trempealeau
Vernon
Vilas
Walworth
Washburn
Washington
Waukesha
Waupaca
Waushara
Winnebago
Wood

Other Agricultural Products 

Wisconsin produces a lot of other agricultural products including feed corn for its hog and beef cattle industry, as well as for feeding chickens in egg production and grown as broilers. It is the #1 state in producing cranberries for export. Other export crops grown here include whey and ginseng root.

Wisconsin real estate is less known for its fruit crops of apples and strawberries. Vegetable crops include soybeans, potatoes, snap beans, and green peas.

Because of its deep roots of German immigrants, Sheboygan has been dubbed the Bratwurst Capital of the World. Each year Madison hosts the World's Largest Brat Fest during Memorial Day weekend.

Wisconsin Topography and Geography 

Those looking for land for sale in Wisconsin will find a diverse geography. Lying between Minnesota and Iowa to the west, Lake Michigan to the east, and Illinois to the south, Wisconsin is located in the Midwest. While it has some low lying hills, it is relatively flat. The highest point of Wisconsin real estate is Timms Hill, located in the north-central part of the state, at 1,951' above sea level.

There is an abundance of water here averaging 121 days of rainfall totaling nearly 35" per year. The snow falls between November and March with 30-40 inches in the southern part of the state each year, and closer to 45-70" to the north. All of that water adds to the attraction of the land for sale in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Land and Cities 

While there is an obvious amount of farmland in the state, about 46% of the state is covered in forest. Chequamegon-Nicolet is Wisconsin's only National Forest, although there are other areas managed by the National Park Service including Apostle Islands National Lakeshore along Lake Superior, the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway and some scenic trails.

A lot of the land for sale in Wisconsin is privately owned from dairies, small family farms, and other agricultural lands to a lot of prime fishing and hunting land. Residential properties are available in and around the state capital of Madison and the population center of Milwaukee with more than 595,000 people.

Some other less populated urban areas include the charming city of Eau Claire, in the western central part of the state, and Kenosha on the banks of Lake Michigan. Racine was one of the original sites for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball Leagues during WWII. Oshkosh is well-known for the manufacture of overalls and children's clothing.

The diversity of land for sale in Wisconsin is truly remarkable.

Some Other Little-Known Wisconsin Fun Facts 

You might think given the median average temperatures are in the mid-'50s, that ice cream wouldn't be so popular here. Remembering the dairy population and amount of milk production might help buyers of Wisconsin real estate to understand that 21 million gallons of ice cream are consumed in the state each year. Also, the first ice cream sundae was created in Two Rivers, Wisconsin in 1881.

Green Bay is known as the "Toilet Capital of the World." The first splinter-free toilet paper was created here, and that industry is still a major employer for the area.

Land Pricing and Availability of Land for Sale in Wisconsin 

The pricing of Wisconsin real estate up and down the state may vary quite a bit. According to AgWeb, Wisconsin farmland averaged just above $4,000 per acre in 2017. Non-farmers are gobbling up some of that land, but that should not discourage beginning or experienced farmers from taking advantage of good pricing available on land for sale.

When looking for land for sale in Wisconsin near the big city, out on the farm, or in the wooded areas near the Great Lakes, be sure to browse the pages of Land Broker Co-op.

If you are a broker looking for the best place on the web to share the Wisconsin properties you have to offer, look no further than Land Broker Co-op. Contact us today!

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