2019 ISU Land Value Survey Results

in conjunction with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

The 2019 ISU Land Value Survey shows a 2.3 percent increase in average Iowa farmland values from November 2018 to November 2019. The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated at $7,432. This modest increase, which barely exceeds the pace of inflation, is the second rise over the past six years, but still represents a 15 percent decrease from the 2013 peak in nominal land values, or a 23 percent drop in inflation-adjusted values.

Questions or comments about the 2019 survey, please contact Dr. Wendong Zhang at wdzhang@iastate.edu or call the office at 515-294-2536.

2019 Land Value Survey News Conference

The results of the 2019 land value survey were announced by Dr. Zhang at a news conference on Wednesday, December 11. The full 90 minute-long news conference video is at the bottom of this page. Additional materials from the news conference are available below.

Three minute highlights of the 2019 survey results

2019 Land Value Survey Resources

Full 60 minute-long 2019 news conference video