Iowa Chapter

The Iowa Chapter was chartered in 1941 to empower rural property professionals by providing education and promoting ethical and professional standards. The Chapter promotes the professions of farm management, agricultural consulting, and rural appraisal by holding meetings for the exchange of ideas, conducting education, and holding its members to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice. 

The Chapter hosts two meetings annually, typically in early February and early spring.  The chapter collaborates with other organizations to bring USPAP, as well as a spring meeting focused on land values.  The Iowa Chapter also coordinates the annual Iowa State University Soil and Land Management conference, which is the longest-standing continuing education conference on the Iowa State University campus, drawing over 300 participants each year.  The Iowa Chapter recently started a Young Professionals Networking group that already has 32 members, and grants four $1,250 scholarships every year to students at Iowa State University.  The also participate with Iowa State University Extension Farm Management staff by providing data for survey’s on land values, cash rents, farm building rent, and the annual custom rate guide.

Community News and Announcements

Sonny Perdue, the nation's new agriculture secretary, will meet with Iowa farmer...
The three-year downtrend in Iowa farmland values appears to have ceased, at leas...
 The “soft landing” continues for Iowa’s land market as farmers and landowners c...
Farm ground price per acre went down again in 2016, dropping for the third year...
Make plans to attend the Iowa Chapter Meeting January 31 thru February 2, 2017 i...

Community Documents

  The Iowa Chapter of REALTORS® Land Institute announced the results of their...
Find out everything that is going on at the Annual Meeting!
Socially Responsible Farmland Investment - A white paper by Steve Bruere,...

Community Discussions

In a bulletin released on October 14th, the USDA announced the Fairfield Project...
The owner of a NW Iowa vineyard has asked me about the possability of leasing hi...
Read more at: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAOC/bulletins/12e75c3
For the second year in a row, Iowa soybean farmers expect to see a decline in fi...
The nation's 2,036 farm banks will survive the downturn in the agricultural econ...

Community Events

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