Land Value Survey News Conference to be held December 18

A news conference will be held at 10 a.m. on December 18 announcing the results of the 2014 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University. This year, the conference will take place in Room 004 of the Scheman building on the ISU campus in Ames.

Michael Duffy, a retired ISU Extension economist who is helping transition responsibility for conducting the survey from ISU Extension to CARD, will head the news conference and announce the latest findings. Background materials will be available at the conference, and will include Iowa land value data from 1950 to present, current land value data from all 99 counties, and a press release summarizing the 2014 survey results. Dr. Duffy will make himself available to reporters for follow-up questions or one-on-one interviews immediately following the presentation of results.

For those who can’t attend, the conference will be videotaped, and the video and printed materials from the conference will be made available on the CARD homepage at soon after the conference.

The Scheman building is located next to Hilton Coliseum and Fisher Theater. Maps and directions to Scheman are available at Free parking is available in the Scheman and Hilton lots.

(Released December 2014)