In this offering are two excellent Plymouth County Farms.
One in Section 9 Washington Township and one in Section 6 Johnson Township.
Tract 1 consists of approximately 152 unimproved acres M/L. This is an extremely high-quality farm that has everything you could ask for, from super location on Highway 3, to some of the richest soils, not only in the area but statewide. Gently sloping for great drainage and great conservation practices, applied by a great tenant. The FSA office shows 151.43 cropland acres with a 99.3-acre corn base with a 168 bu. PLC Yield Index and a 52.1-acre soybean base with a 47 bu. PLC Yield Index. The NRCS and Assessors office show the main soil types to be mainly Galva with some Radford. The farm carries an outstanding weighted CSR2 average of 87.1 with 42.7% having a 95 CSR2 rating. Fantastic numbers and high quality!
Tract 2 is a very nice rolling Johnson Township Farm. It has again been farmed by an extremely good farmer who has done a great job of keeping it in a high state of productivity and it is located just a ½ mile North of Highway 3 as well. The Plymouth County FSA shows 137.52 cropland acres with a 92.7-acre corn base with a 168 bu. PLC Yield Index and a 43.3-acre soybean base with a 47 bu. PLC Yield Index. The NRCS and Assessors Office show the main soil types to be Galva and Kennebec and a small amount of Ida. The farm carries a 68.9 weighted average CSR2 however, over 60% of the farm carries over an 81 CSR2. I feel these are good numbers for this area. Also, this farm is a diamond in the rough. If you want to put in the effort to work on this farm, I believe there is an opportunity to upgrade this land and earn some good, sweat equity.
Whether you want the very top of the line or you want to maybe save a little money and earn it the old-fashioned way by building up a piece that, I believe has potential of becoming great piece as well. Both farms have had a tremendous manure application program utilized. Tract 1 has had hog manure applied 13 of the last 26 years and Tract 2 has had it applied 12 of the last 26 years. How rich must that soil be?! Just another example of the excellent care and management these farms have had.
In todays farming world its becoming more evident that in order to survive and build a future for our families we need all the tools in our arsenal. Location, good soils, great marketing options, maintained conservation practices, efficiency maximization and a whole lot more. These two farms offer all these I believe. And will be something for generations to come, you will be glad and proud that you added them to your portfolio. Whether you want one or both, we wish you the best of luck! Bruce and Austin.