ISU Land Value Survey News Conference to be held December 13

Wendong Zhang, 515-294-2536;
Catherine L. Kling;

November 15, 2016

A news conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13 to announce the results of the 2016 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. This year’s conference will take place in the Horton Room of the ISU Alumni Center, located on the ISU campus in Ames.

Wendong Zhang, an assistant professor of economics and farm management specialist, will head the news conference and announce the 2016 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 2016 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 hasn’t participated in this year’s survey, you can participate in the ISU Land Value Survey online. 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 new, interactive Iowa Farmland Value Portal.

For those who can’t attend the conference, a livestream will be available on YouTube. During the livestream you may submit questions to our Twitter account, @CARD_ISU, using the hashtag #ISUlandvalue. Questions will be addressed following Dr. Zhang’s presentation.

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

The ISU Alumni Center is adjacent to Hilton Coliseum and Fisher Theater. Free parking is available on the east side of the Alumni Center.