2014 ISU Land Value Survey Results
Since 1941, Iowa State University has conducted an annual land value survey to collect and analyze information on land values in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. This year, Michael Duffy, a retired Iowa State University extension farm management specialist and emeritus professor of economics, has helped transition responsibility for the survey from extension to the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development.
The results of the 2014 survey show that the statewide average value of farmland fell by 8.9 percent ($773 per acre) from last year’s historically high average. The average estimated value of Iowa farmland is now about $7,943 per acre.
2014 Land Value Survey News Conference
The results of the 2014 land value survey were announced by Dr. Duffy at a news conference on Thursday, December 18. Additional materials from the news conference are available below.
2014 Land Value Survey Resources
- Iowa Land Value Survey Overview (pdf)
This briefing paper includes background information on the Iowa land value survey, including historic information, an analysis of highest/lowest land values and changes from last year’s survey.
- Iowa Land Value Survey News Release (pdf)
The full news release made available on December 18. Includes an analysis of survey information by Dr. Duffy.
- Iowa Land Value Survey Brochure (pdf)
- Comparative Iowa Land Values table with maps (pdf)
- Slide show (powerpoint); also available: (pdf)
The complete slide show presented by Dr. Duffy at the 2014 conference.