Wooded Hunting Property for Sale Lafayette, Indiana

As an avid outdoorsman, I truly appreciate wooded land and the forests of Indiana. I have a passion for helping people find their ideal wooded property or hunting land so they too can enjoy the peace and quiet of mother nature. At Geswein Farm & Land Realty, we specialize in recreational property that is ideal for hiking, building a home or cabin as well as hunting deer, turkey and other wildlife. No matter your interests, we truly enjoy helping buyers and sellers of recreational wooded land in Tippecanoe, Warren and surrounding counties!

Buyers & Sellers of Wooded acreage in West Central Indiana Call Geswein Farm & Land today!

We understand how to help you buy and sell wooded land, as we own and manage our own wooded properties in Tippecanoe and Warren county!


When The Farming Chips are Down…Tighten Your Belt

It’s no secret that commodity prices are down significantly, impacted drastically by the global agriculture economy. Ag economists are predicting that this won’t change any time soon and the solution seems clear – tighten your belt, put the horses in the barn and plan to weather the storm.

  • Sharpen Your Pencil

    Over the last few years, the cost of production has been ratcheted very high. Whether it’s seed, herbicides, fertilizer or equipment, there is always a way to control costs and save a few dollars. Reducing expenses is a critical step in riding out the ups and downs of the markets.

  • Crop Planning, Software & Management

    Whether you rely on spreadsheets or have upgraded to farm management software like FarmLogs, Agrivi or Ag Leader, one of the best investments you can make is better planning & marketing for the next crop year. Tracking input costs and even the ‘hidden costs’ of time spent in the field can give you a clearer picture of your operation. Success is never an accident.

  • Leases, Relationships & Communication

    If you are cash renting some or all of your farmland, it’s worth the time to invest in your landlord/tenant relationship. When farm incomes are down and leases or rents need negotiated, this is a relationship you’ll be glad that you watered & fertilized. Communication and addressing issues upfront can mean the difference between acres you farm for decades or acres that quickly pass to the next highest bidder.

  • What is your neighbor doing?

    We learn from our mistakes, but we can also learn from those around us. What are other successful operations doing that you are not? Whether you simply need to sharpen your pencil, choose a different supplier or take the time to carefully analyze your operation, there is always room for improvement. Often times, getting a fresh set of eyes on what you are doing is all it takes to get things moving in the right direction or determine if it’s time to move on.

  • Selling the Farm

    The market demand for farmland continues to be strong. Location, water resources and drainage remain a topic of conversation and play a big role in what the market will pay. With many buyers prepared to purchase for fair and equitable prices, selling some or all of a farm could result in well-deserved gains. As a seller, capital gains taxes should be taken into consideration, proper planning is a must.

The landscape of agriculture and land investment continues to buzz with risk management. Farming is a tough business and those that are successful deserve recognition for making it with their own two hands. If retirement is on your mind or your family is no longer involved in farming, consider the security of the income and inheritance provided by the well-deserved returns of your hard work and investment into farmland. Balancing risk vs. reward takes gumption; inevitably there will come a time for tough decisions that could mean the difference in plowing ahead or resting your hat on a hook.

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About the Author

Johnny Klemme is a published author, graduate of Purdue University and Land Broker specializing in farms & land in West Central Indiana. Born and raised on a local farm, his commentary on issues important to the farming community and land values can be found at www.PrairieFarmland.com/blog

Qualified Appraisals on Farms & Land

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Call 765-427-1619 for Land Valued Appraisals

The appraisal of farmland in Benton, Newton, Warren, Tippecanoe, White  and Fountain counties is a service that requires third party assistance. At Geswein Farm & Land we provide quick turnaround on price per acre and farmland values and work with independent land appraisers to assess value of farmland in West Central Indiana.

We can help you with:

  • Land Value Consulting
  • Licensed Appraisals
  • Letters of Value
  • Broker Opinion of Value Statements

Call 765-427-1619 for information on a farmland appraisal or valued price per acre

If you need a farmland appraisal in Fowler, Kentland, Boswell, Otterbein, Attica, Williamsport, Goodland, West Lafayette or surrounding city or county, please contact us for more information.

Yellow Book Appraisals & Specialty Land Apprasing

Do you have specialized needs for a yellow book appraisal to me the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (UASFLA)? Known as as Yellow Book appraisal work, our network of specialized appraisers can help you with unique requirements included FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) appraisals and other state, county or federal agency requirements.

 Call 765-427-1619 for information on a Yellow Book Appraisal of farmland in Indiana.


Benton Community Foundation

Whether you’re passionate about education, agriculture, youth recreation, 4-H or helping the local fire stations & EMS, the Benton Community Foundation is a conduit for supporting your local community in more ways than you can imagine. Local farm families, citizens and business owners contribute every year to a lasting legacy that improves the quality of life for everyone in Benton County, Indiana.

Private donations provide the majority of support to the foundation in the form of planned giving or donation checks. Whether it’s $10.00 or $10,000, the Benton Community Foundation can help make your charitable gift last for generations providing a lasting impact on the place you call home.

“The foundation is truly supported by the generosity of our local citizens & families,” said Ashley Bice, Executive Director. “The people of Benton County have created an atmosphere of giving that is making a real difference in our schools and our communities.”

5 Ways You Can Make a Lasting Difference

  • Planned Giving

    Whether a donor uses cash, stock, real estate,personal property, life insurance or a retirement plan,the benefits of funding a planned gift make this type of charitable giving very attractive to both the donor and the charitable cause you want to support via the Foundation. A planned gift could include a testamentary gift, gift annuity, beneficiary on retirement accounts or life insurance. Support one of the existing 60 funds within the Foundation or create your own to create a lasting legacy in the community for a cause you love.

  • Donations

    Tax deductible donations in the form of check or cash are very common at the Foundation. No matter the denomination, the lifetime value of a cash donation goes a long way toward supporting your local community. A gift of appreciated stock can also be a terrific asset to gift, avoiding the capital gains tax.

  • Memorial Gifts

    When a loved one passes away, memorial contributions can be made to the Benton Community Foundation and support any cause that you or your loved one believes in. With over 60 funds available, these include education, agriculture, community grants, scholarships and more.

  • Endowments & Legacy Giving

    An endowed gift of cash, farmland or other assets provides long-term & ongoing support for Benton County that will last for generations. Endowment minimums are $5,000 and are structured so that the principal is kept intact while the investment income is available to support the needs of the community that you feel are most important. An endowment of $50,000 could produce annual grants of $2,500; a great way to help sustain a small organization! What better way to leave a lasting legacy than by supporting the community in which you have prospered.

  • Apply for a Grant

    Are you working to better the local community and need financial assistance to pull it off? Looking for support to bring your generous idea to life? Applying for a grant at the Benton Community Foundation is a step in the right direction. Each year the foundation gives back several hundred thousand dollars to organizations, groups and citizens who are making a positive impact on people’s lives.

“What a man does for himself, dies with him. What a man does for his community lives long after he’s gone.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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3 Myths Busted about the Foundation

Is the Foundation Tax Supported?!?

No! The Benton Community Foundation is NOT tax supported, the funds made available for grants and scholarships are made possible by the generous donations of local families through cash donations, planned giving, land and even corn or soybean donations through the local elevator.

Does All the Money come from Lilly?!?

No! While the foundation is very proud and appreciative of past and current support of the Lilly Endowment, these monies represent a small portion of the Foundations ability to help the local community. The general funds (from private donations) help pay for school supplies, books, adult scholarships, community grants and more.

Do You have to be Rich to Support the Foundation?!?

No! In fact, the majority of dollars that the Foundation receives are from private donations in the form of a check or cash. There is no minimum level of donation required, anyone who believes in supporting their local community is welcome to become a friend of the foundation.