Zhang to administer 2016 land value survey

The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development is preparing for the annual Iowa Land Value Survey. This year's survey will be administered by Dr. Wendong Zhang, who took over as head of the survey when Dr. Mike Duffy retired in 2015. The paper version of the survey will be distributed starting November 1. The survey will close on December 2, and the results will be announced shortly thereafter.

The survey has been conducted every year since 1941. ISU Extension and Outreach and CARD began administering the survey in 2014. The 2015 survey showed a statewide average farmland value of $7,633 per acre, which represented a drop in value for the second consecutive year after hitting a historic peak of $8,716 in 2013.

(Released October 2016)