Howard County Iowa

Iowa Land Information

You’ll find everything you need to know about farmland for sale in Howard County, Iowa, right here. Average land prices, the biggest towns within the county, the available land for sale, and many additional resources that will help make your Iowa land search easier. Reach out to your Howard County land agent with any questions or to request a FREE farm appraisal.

Location: Northeast Iowa

Average Farmland Value:  $11,102 is the average price of farmland in the county according to the latest December 2023 ISU Land Value Report To learn the most current county average farmland value or to learn what your farm value is contact Land Broker Cody Skinner @515 443-6343

Average Farmland Value for Northeast Iowa: $12,060 an acre

Land Auctions in 2019: There were 8 land auctions in the county in 2019. For Land Broker Cody Skinner’s full auction report click here

Land Auctions in 2018: There were 8 land auctions in the county in 2018. For Land Broker Cody Skinner’s full auction report click here

Average Tillable CSR2 Rating: 83

Estimated Average Corn Yield: 173

Average Cash Rent Per Acre: $300-$400

Average County Cash Rent Per Acre Pasture: $45 – $71

Towns: Chester, Cresco, Elma, Lime Springs, Protivin, Riceville

Townships: Afton, Albion, Chester, Forest Center, Jamestown, New Oregon, Oak Dale, Paris, Saratoga, Vernon Springs

Adjacent Counties: Winneshiek, Chickasaw, Mitchell, Floyd

County Seat: Cresco

County Website: Learn more about the county at  Howard County Website  

Additional Howard County Agricultural Informational Website:

Howard Census of Agriculture

County Assessor: You can learn individual farm information; parcel ID numbers, farm taxes, recent land sales, and even landowners names and mailing addresses on the county  Assessor Page here.

County Fair: To learn more about the county fair visit the Website Here.

FREE Farm Appraisal: We work hand and hand with dirt everyday. Nobody knows land value better than your local land agent here at Iowa Land Company. We use five key variables to determine what the dirt is worth on one particular farm. To learn more about how we value a farm or to request a free farm evaluation visit our What’s Your Farm Worth page. Fill out our simple contact form or contact Cody Skinner your local land agent at (515) 443-6343. 

Howard County History: 

Howard County is a county located in the US state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,566. The county seat is Cresco. The county was founded in 1851 and named after General Tilghman Ashurst Howard, a Representative of Indiana

Please note that the above farm land values are averages and are not guaranteed in every situation. If you need an appraisal on a specific piece of land, call us to discuss how we can help. Farmland prices can change notoriously quickly, meaning information on this website may vary from the current prices as you view this content. Price per acre exact numbers and county averages came from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Surveys


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