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Full-Service Farmland Transactions

Peoples Company's rural heritage and our ties to land are the core of our business and we hold true that ‘everything starts with land.’ The Peoples Company platform builds on over 50 years of facilitating land transactions, with ultimate collaboration of business units, and proven processes lead by true professionals to maximize the best outcomes. Peoples Company team members specialize in their area of expertise and are loyal members of industry trade associations, earning the highest level of accreditation to ensure clients receive the best service by uniquely qualified, industry experts.

Rooted In Tradition. Growing For The Future.

Peoples Company’s proud history began in the 1960s and was established in the farm management department of Peoples Trust and Savings Bank in Indianola, Iowa.

National Footprint. Local Expertise. Unmatched Service.

Peoples Company leads the nation in providing integrated land solutions as one of the few firms with core competencies in land brokerage, agricultural appraisal, land and energy management, crop insurance, and capital markets, providing clients with a one-stop solution for agricultural transactions across the United States. Delivering personalized land services in every major agricultural market, Peoples Company's local land professionals are experienced in working with landowners, farmers, institutional investors, and family offices to achieve industry-best outcomes.

Serving All Major Agriculture Markets

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Services custom-tailored by local land experts for each agricultural region.

Access to proprietary land data and tech-enabled tools deliver a competitive advantage.

We have an extensive track record structuring unique land deals with detail and efficiency.

One of the most respected land services companies in the nation, providing the highest caliber services by the best people in the industry.

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Land Investment Expo

Peoples Company established the Land Investment Expo in 2008 to connect stakeholders in agriculture. Since then, the Expo has transformed into one of the nation’s premier land conferences.


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Industry Research

The Evolution of Farmland as an Institutional Asset

It's been more than 15 years since the Great Financial Crisis but are institutions still in love with farmland? Rising interest rates have investors looking back to treasuries and fixed income as their diversification strategy. However, the investment thesis around farmland as an asset class with its strong risk-adjusted returns and hedge against inflation has never been more true.

2023 National Land Values Report

Our 2023 report explores the impact of renewable energy, foreign ownership, inflation, higher interest rates, and continued geopolitical pressures on farmland values. The report also contains expanded regional coverage including the Northern Plains and Southern Plains.

The Irony of the Inflation Reduction Act for the Farmland Asset Class

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) was signed and became public law on August 16, 2022. The long-term policy objectives laid out in the IRA, if realized, will have significant inflationary impacts on the farmland asset class.

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American Farmland Owner

Since its founding in 2017, American Farmland Owner (AFO) has been dedicated to cultivating a sense of community for farmland owners and empowering them through education and collaboration. AFO aims to help landowners make informed decisions for their farmland while ensuring the prosperity of American agriculture. Recognizing the lack of a consistent and reliable source for landowners to get their news, AFO stepped in to fill this crucial gap and serve as a trusted source and gathering place Where Landowners Get Their News™. AFO plays a pivotal role in keeping landowners informed about the latest developments and trends in the agricultural industry. This commitment ensures that farmland owners are well-equipped to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture in order to promote the longevity of their farms for generations to come.