ISU Land Value Survey News Conference to be held December 14

Wendong Zhang, 515-294-2536;

November 22, 2021

Ames, IA – A news conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14 to announce the results of the 2021 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Please note the change in location from previous years—the conference will take place in room 0009 of Curtiss Hall on the ISU campus in Ames.
For those who can’t attend the conference, a livestream will be available on YouTube at

Wendong Zhang, associate professor of economics and farm management specialist, will head the news conference and announce the 2021 findings. Printed materials will be provided at the conference, including Iowa land value data from 1950 to present, current land value data from all 99 counties, and a press release summarizing the 2021 results. Dr. Zhang will make himself available to reporters for follow-up questions or one-on-one interviews immediately following the presentation of results.

The ISU Land Value Survey is currently ongoing, if you are an agricultural professional knowledgeable about the farmland market who has not participated in this year’s survey, you can participate in the ISU Land Value Survey online by December 1 at If you have questions regarding the survey please contact Dr. Wendong Zhang at or call 515-294-2536. You can also see the land value trends at the county, district, and state level since 1950 at the interactive Iowa Farmland Value Portal at

An archive of the video and the printed materials available at the conference will be posted on the CARD homepage at soon after the conference.