Farmland Appraisals & Estate Evaluations

Farmland Appraisals


Specifically designed with our customers in mind, Rooster Ag’s Gold Standard Farmland Appraisals Service delivers accurate, fact-based appraisals, all within a timely manner. Our system calculates the exact retrospective value of a farm, based on a multitude of factual data because the value of your land should never be guesswork. Our final hard copy assembly is prepared with the highest quality of materials and feel to match the importance of the value of your farm assets.

New & Improved Farmland Appraisals


              • Rapid Turnaround Time
              • Systematic Valuation
              • Fact-Based Data
              • Confidentiality
              • Agricultural minded team of specialists
              • MAI assisted appraisal creation
              • Multi-faceted company comprised of real estate brokers, farm management specialists, and crop insurance agents


              • Wind turbines
              • Solar arrays
              • Farmhouses
              • Grain facilities
              • Machine sheds
              • Livestock facilities
              • Certified organic farmland
              • Ownership interest discount
              • Lack of marketability discount
              • Conservation Easement
              • 2032A Valuations
              • Farmland Market Valuation

Appraisal Distinctions

Below outlines the 4 approaches considered:

1. Soil Productivity Index (PI) Analysis

      • A formula that creates an adjusted value based on the comparable farm’s sale price and its PI, compared to the subject farm’s PI.

2. Tillable Analysis

      • A formula that creates an adjusted value based on the comparable farm’s sale price and its percent tillable, in comparison to the subject farm’s percent tillable.

3. Income Approach

      • A return on investment calculation that formulates the price per acre based on the subject farm’s fair market rental income potential.

4. Real Estate Market Adjustment

      • With the current volatility in the real estate market, we have designed a tool to help you get an accurate reflection of the market value of your property. Thanks to our direct link to a network of Real Estate Brokers we can make a justified +/- adjustment based on the compatible sales sold to date to the appraisal date.

A weighted analysis is cross referenced with the above adjustments to determine a specific farm’s value. The value of your land should never be guesswork.

Farmland Appraisals
Farmland Appraisals
Farmland Appraisals

Why is the Gold Standard Farmland Appraisals the Best Value?

When choosing a certified farmland appraiser, it is important to consider price and value. Price is what you pay, and value is what you get. It is crucial to choose an appraisal that reflects the exact value of the farmland on the valuation date to limit your potential liabilities or improve your potential opportunities.

      • Audit protection
      • Property’s true value
      • Estate resolution
      • Family disbursement
      • Bank collateral coverage
      • Time value of a sale
      • Step-up basis
      • Capital gains tax
      • Inheritance tax
      • Operating loans
      • Fractional ownership interest valuation
      • Lack of marketability valuation
      • Conservation easement valuation


For an estate in Illinois, every $1,000,000 over $4,000,000 that your estate is appraised at, you will owe a minimum of $160,000 in Illinois estate taxes upon inheritance.



At Rooster Ag’, we have a unique understanding of the influencing factors on the value of farmland. Our ability to apply those factors to a fact-based formula allows Gold Standard Appraisals to offer the most defined approach to certified farmland appraisals. The value of your land should never be guesswork.


Nicole Speizio-De Paz

Appraisal Manager

Farmland Appraisals

John Orin

Certified Appraiser


For inquiries, please call Nicole Speizio-De Paz at 631.905.2074 or contact us today!