Union County Iowa

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You’ll find everything you need to know about farmland for sale in Union 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 local land Broker/Auctioneer Luke Skinner 515-468-3610 with any questions or to request a FREE farm appraisal.

Location: South Central Iowa

Average Farmland Value: $8,090 (2023) a 9.1% increase from 2022.

CSR2 Price Per Point Average: $128

Estimated Average Corn Yield: 120-235

Average Cash Rent Per Acre: $253 ($120 – $300)

Average County Cash Rent Per Acre Pasture: $85-$89

Towns: Afton, Creston, Lorimor, Thayer, Arispe, Cromwell, Shannon City

Townships: Spaulding, Lincoln, Dodge, New Hope, Douglas, Creston, Highland, Union, Jones, Platte, Grant, Sand Creek, Pleasant

Adjacent Counties: Cass, Adair, Madison, Clarke, Ringgold, Adams

County Seat: Creston, IA

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

Additional Union County Agricultural Informational Website:

Union County 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: The 2024 Union County fair will be July 18-24 in Afton, IA. 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 Luke Skinner your local land Broker/Auctioneer at (515) 468-3610. 

Union County History:  

Union County is a county located in the southern part of the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,534. Organized at a time of tensions before the American Civil War, the county was named in 1853 for the Union that people wanted to preserve. The rural county’s peak of population was in 1930. Its economy is based on agriculture and related industries.  After the American Civil War, railroad construction linked the areas of the county, giving rise to new towns, and gave access to other markets. In 1868 the railroad reached Afton, Iowa, and the next year Creston, the county seat, was made a division point. The railroad built service facilities there: a roundhouse, and related structures. The railroad brought many immigrants and migrants to the area, who were attracted to the fertile soil as farmland. Immigrants came from across central and eastern Europe, as well as from eastern states of the US. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) continues to be important in the area, as it is the chief network for hauling grain and coal. Over the years, it drew workers from industrial cities such as Chicago to Creston.  Creston and the county are still served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF), the largest network in the nation.  Wikipedia page.

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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