If you ask Scott Brown how he got involved in owning farmland, he’ll tell you that it all started with a blind date. While studying to become a chemical engineer at Iowa State University, Brown’s roommate set him up on a date with his now wife Nancy Brown. Brown married Nancy in 1969 and it was from there that he not only started his journey with his new wife but also his investment in farmland.
With fall harvest now essentially complete, strong yield results appear to be supporting stable to slightly higher Iowa farmland values.
As fall harvest 2017 rolls along, the Iowa farmland market continues to show signs of stability, and some slight price improvement in areas. Early harvest yield reports have been supportive to upcoming land sales.