Home > News > Historic Iowa Family Farm to Auction Off 2,000 Acres With Soil Health Rules Attached

A 2,000-acre family farm in west-central Iowa that is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and originally owned by the late Roswell Garst of hybrid seed corn fame, is on the hunt for a new owners with a passion for soil health. The current land owner’s of the farm, including Garst’s granddaughter, have stated that the land will not be sold unless the buyers agree to carry on land-management efforts to build soil health and prevent erosion. The farm’s first claim to fame occurred in 1959 when they hosted late Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev on his visit to the United States to learn more about agriculture. Find out more about the upcoming land auction and its soil stipulations.


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