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  • STARTJan 26th - 10:00am

  • VENUEJefferson County Fairgrounds

Jefferson County, Iowa Land Auction

SOLD! TRACT 1 – $150,000.00 LUMP SUM

SOLD! TRACT 2 – $2,375.00 PER ACRE

SOLD! TRACT 3 – $2,825.00 PER ACRE

TOTAL – $739,161.50

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:00 A.M.

Sale to be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 2606 W. Burlington Ave., Fairfield, IA

254.60 Surveyed Acres • 3 Tracts

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, January 12, from 10:00 – 11:30 A.M.
If you were unable to attend the open house due to the weather, please give us a call for a private showing.





The Shafer Farm is located in Sections 28, 29, 32 & 33, Cedar Township, Jefferson County, IA. At the south edge of Fairfield, IA on St. Hwy 1 go south 5 miles to 270th St. then turn left or east on 270th St. and proceed 1½ miles to the property. (Be watching for presale directional signs.)


Mark your calendars now for this upcoming Jefferson County, Iowa land auction. This family farm represents over 50 years of the late Keith Shafer’s commitment to soil and water conservation. With a passion for hunting he developed multiple wildlife habitats for deer, turkey and small game. This is an auction that you will not want to miss!


Tract 1 – Country Log Home & 20.32 Surveyed Acres

  • Physical Address: 2369 270th St., Birmingham, IA 52535
  • This attractive country acreage is improved with a ranch style 2 bedroom log home that includes an attached garage. The homes heat source is provided by a GFA furnace with central air, rural water is hooked up to the dwelling and is available at several outside hydrants. There is a rural one-room schoolhouse that has been converted to a very functional shop and there are several other useable outbuildings located on the property.
  • The balance of this tract features a pine tree grove and an abundance of managed hardwood timber such as Oak, Hickory and Walnut. Also included in this parcel is a heavily traveled crossing for whitetail deer with access to a deep-water pond.
  • Access is on the south by 270th St.

Tract 2 – 161.51 Surveyed Acres

  • FSA information should indicate 40.81 acres tillable, with 14.68 acres currently in row crop production and 14.58 acres in CRP. The CRP contract breakdown includes .87 of an acre at $174.00 per acre expiring in 2019, 1.07 acres at $176.00 per acre expiring in 2019, 6.25 acres at $242.73 per acre expiring in 2020, 1.80 acres at $165.94 per acre expiring in 2023 & 4.59 acres at $291.22 expiring in 2023. The remaining 11.55 tillable acres are in open meadows and native grass areas.
  • The balance of this parcel includes some of the most awesome hunting and recreational land to be found in Southern Iowa. Featured on the property are 2 ponds, open meadows and hardwood timber, all offering a haven for whitetail deer, wild turkey and other small game.
  • This is a must see property that offers panoramic views of the countryside and includes Cedar Creek access.
  • Access is on the south by 270th St.

Tract 3 – 72.77 Surveyed Acres

  • FSA information should indicate 33.73 acres tillable that is currently in CRP. The CRP breakdown includes 2.79 acres at $201.14 per acre expiring in 2019, 20.35 acres at $242.73 per acre expiring 2020 & 10.59 acres at $291.22 per acre expiring in 2023.
  • The remainder of this parcel offers hardwood timber areas with the majority being Maple and Walnut. There is also Cedar Creek access and Turkey Run Creek meanders through the eastern portion, supplying a year round water source for all species of wildlife.
  • The openness of this tract offers clear views of high traffic areas of whitetail deer and wild turkey making it especially suited for the bow hunter.
  • We urge you to take a look at this very attractive hunting tract!
  • Access is on the south by 270th St.


The Shafer Farm will be sold in 3 individual tracts, based on a survey that has recently been completed. Tract 1 will be sold first for a lump sum total dollar amount. Tracts 2 & 3 will be sold next on a price per acre basis and will be offered through the marketing method of “Buyer’s Choice”, whereas the high bidder can take either or both tracts for their high bid. Tracts will be sold individually and will NOT be combined at the conclusion of the auction.

Ten (10%) percent of the bid price to be due on the day of sale with the balance due in approximately 30 days, on or before Tuesday, February 26, 2019 upon delivery of a merchantable abstract and deed. Immediately following the auction, the successful bidder(s) shall enter into a written agreement with the seller. The real estate taxes will be prorated to the date of closing. Subject to the Iowa Septic System “Time of Transfer Law” the septic system on Tract 1 will require updating. Any updating expenses will be the responsibility of the buyer. Full possession will be given at the time of closing on Tracts 1 & 3. Possession will be given at the time of closing on Tract 2, subject to a farm lease on approximately 14 acres, with the buyer receiving 100% of the cash rent. There are no hunting leases associated with the property. For complete details contact the auction company.

All announcements sale day shall take precedence over any prior advertising either written or oral. The information in this brochure is believed to be accurate; however, no liability for its accuracy, errors or omissions is assumed. All lines drawn on maps, photographs, etc. are approximate. Buyers should verify the information to their satisfaction. There are no expressed or implied warranties pertaining to the property. This real estate is being sold “as is”.




Shafer Brothers, LLC

Allen Shafer, Herb Shafer, Mark Shafer & Lynn Shafer – Sellers

Representing Attorney:
Tim B. Kuiken
Foss, Kuiken, & Cochran, P.C.
100 E. Burlington Ave.
First National Bank Bldg., Suite 201
Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Phone: 641-472-3129

For additional information, contact auction managers: Jim Huff (319) 931-9292 or Jeff Hoyer (319) 759-4320


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January 26, 2019
10:00 am - 11:55 pm


Jefferson County Fairgrounds
2606 W Burlington Ave, Fairfield, IA, United States.
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