ISU To Hold Land Value Survey News Conference Dec. 11

ISU To Hold Land Value Survey News Conference Dec. 11

Results of Iowa State University's 2013 Iowa Land Value Survey will be released on December 11 at a news conference in Ames.

A news conference to announce the results of the 2013 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by Iowa State University is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.

A news conference to announce the results of the 2013 Iowa Land Value Survey conducted by Iowa State University is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. The news conference will be held at the Extension 4-H Youth Building, at the corner of 13th Street and Stange Road on the north edge of the Iowa State campus.

HAVE FARMLAND VALUES PEAKED? Two recent surveys of Iowa land values show the increase has slowed, if not stopped. Those surveys were conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Realtors Land Institute. Iowa State University's annual statewide survey will be released December 11 and will give new insight on what's happening with land values in Iowa.

Michael Duffy, ISU Extension economist who directs the survey, will announce the 2013 findings at the news conference. He also will be available following the news conference for phone interviews with the news media at 515-294-6160. Duffy is an Extension economist who for 27 years has been in charge of conducting ISU's annual Iowa farmland values survey. Duffy is retiring from ISU on January 1, 2014.

There is a direct correlation between farmland values and farm income

At the news conference, Duffy will provide background material, along with a printed news release containing data from all 99 counties and state maps. The handout materials will be available on the Web at 10 a.m. online. The news conference will be recorded and made available late afternoon Dec. 11. Land value survey information from the 1994-2012 news conferences and yearly data back to 1950 also will be available on the land value website.

A news release on the 2013 survey results and a table with data for all 99 Iowa counties will be released to the media at 10 a.m. on Dec. 11.

Information on how to get to the Extension 4-H Youth Building is available here. The news conference will be held in the large conference room off the atrium at the southeast corner of the building. Parking is available in nearby lots. Parking permits may be picked up at the Visitor Information Booth on South University Blvd. across from Jack Trice Stadium, or at the Extension 4-H Youth Building reception area prior to the news conference.

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