Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference Sets a Record

Michael Duffy, Faculty, Department of Economics


Iowa land values have soared in the past few months.  Fed by the bioeconomy, we have seen increases in land values approaching those seen in the mid-1970s.  Professional farm managers, real estate brokers, appraisers, lenders and others in the real estate market need up to date information

The purpose of the conference is to provide professionals with current information to help them with their decision making and to better serve their clients


This was the 80th annual conference, the longest running conference on the ISU campus.  The conference program is determined by an outside farm study group.  This year set a recent time record attendance


The overall evaluations were extremely positive.  When asked to estimate the value of the conference to them, the average responses was $300.  This puts the value of the conference to ISU clients at approximately $100,000.  This is in addition to the registration fee and income generated for Continuing Education.  Approximately half the respondents received 6 hours of continuing education credits in real estate and appraisal.

June 18, 2007
120 - Farm and Business Management

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