Iowa Land Information

Learn about farmland for sale in Shelby County, Iowa, right here. Average land prices, the biggest towns within the county, the available land for sale, and many additional resources that will help make your Iowa land search easier. Contact your Shelby County land agent with any questions or to request a FREE farm appraisal.

Location: Western Iowa Average Farmland Value: $11,030 is the average price of farmland in the county. To learn the most current county average farmland value or to learn what your farm value is contact Land Broker David Whitaker 515-996-LAND (5263) Average Farmland Value for Iowa $11,581 an acre

Land Auctions in 2022 prior to July: There were 4 farmland auctions in Shelby County in 2022. There were 590 Acres sold at auction. The average farmland price per acre was $13,225 The average $/CSR2 was $194/ CSR2

Land Auctions in 2021: There were 21 farmland auctions in Shelby County in 2021. There were 3069 Acres sold at auction. The average farmland price per acre was $11,548 The average $/CSR2 was $173/ CSR2 Land Auctions in 2020: There were 8 farmland auctions in Shelby County in 2020. There were 897 Acres sold at auction. The average farmland price per acre was $8,638 The average $/CSR2 was $140/ CSR2

Average CSR2 Rating: 69.6 2020 USDA Average Corn Yield: 191.6 2020 USDA Average Soybean Yield: 51.8 ISU Average Cash Rent Per Acre in 2022: $276 ISU Average County Cash Rent Per Acre Pasture: $50-$100 Towns: Harlan, Earling, Elk Horn, Westphalia, Defiance, Panama, Irwin, Portsmouth, Kirkman, Tennant, Jacksonville, Corley Adjacent Counties: Crawford, Audubon, Cass, Pottawattamie, Harrison County Seat: Harlan

County Website: Learn more about the county at Shelby County Website Additional Shelby County Agricultural Informational Website: Shelby County Iowa Farm Service Agency

County Assessor: You can learn individual farm information; parcel ID numbers, farm taxes, recent land sales, and even landowners names and mailing addresses on the county Assessor Page here. FREE Farm Appraisal: Thank you for your interest in the current land values. Fill out our simple contact form or contact David Whitaker your local land agent at 515-966-LAND (5263)

Shelby County History: Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 11,746. Its name is in honor of Isaac Shelby, the first Governor of Kentucky.

Shelby County was formed on January 15, 1851. It was named after General Isaac Shelby, a hero in the American Revolutionary War and the first Governor of Kentucky.

Early settling in Shelby County began in 1848 in Galland's Grove. On February 4, 1855, Shelbyville was designated the county seat. In April 1859, the seat was moved to Harlan. One year later the first courthouse was erected and a second courthouse was constructed in 1875. In 1892, the construction of the present courthouse was begun, this time of stone and three storeys high. The construction was completed in 1893 with the dedication on September 14. The 1892 Shelby County Courthouse and the surrounding buildings are all listed in the National Register of Historic places effective September 23, 1994.  In 1978, the building was extensively restored and still serves as the courthouse. Wikipedia page.

Shelby County Iowa State Map