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The Tarpey Trust Farm
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Price : $6,200 per acre Sold
County: Stephenson

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Mark T. Mommsen  (Agent)
Phone: 815-756-3606
Mobile:  815-901-4269

Property Details

The subject farm is located approximately 100 miles northwest of Chicago O'Hare International Airport.  Nearby towns include: Freeport (adjacent to the west), Pecatonica (12 miles east), Forreston (12 miles south).


There is approximately 205 feet of road frontage on Structo Road.

Major Highways:

Illinois Route 75 is 1/4 mile north, U.S. Route 20 is 1 mile east, Illinois 26 is 2 1/4 miles west, and Interstate 90 is 30 miles east of the property.

Legal Description:

A brief legal description indicates the Tarpey Trust Farm is located in part of Section 33 in Township 27 North - Range 8 East (Northeast Freeport Township) and part of the North Half of Section 4 in Township 26 North - Range 8 East (Southeast Freeport Township) in Stephenson County, Illinois.

Total Acres:

There are a total of 211.8 acres, more or less, according to the Stephenson County Assessor's Office.

Tillable Acres:

There are approximately 171.8 tillable acres.

Soil Types:

Major soil types found on this farm include Huntsville silt loam, Batavia silt loam, Sawmill silty clay loam and Radford silt loam.

FSA Data:

The FSA direct corn yield is 119 bushels per acre and the FSA corn base is 173.4 acres.  


The topography of the subject farm is level.

Climate/Growing Season:

Stephenson County has a continental climate typical of north-central Illinois. The average length of the growing season is nearly 160 days. On average, we expect aobut 2750 growing degree days from April 15 through September 30. Annual precipitation averages about 35 inches with over two thirds of this coming during the growing season. Snowfall averages about 36 inches per year. Prevailing winds are from the west and southwest. The climate, combined with the generally excellent soils in this area, provides a nearly ideal environment for the productions of corn, wheat, and soybeans.

Mineral Rights:

All mineral rights owned by the seller will be transferred in their entirety to the new owner.


Possession will be given at closing, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in a purchase contract.

Price and Terms:

The asking price is $6,200 per acre.  The owners are seeking a cash sale.  A 10% earnest money deposit should accompany any offer to purchase.


Mortgage financing is available from several sources, including 1st Farm Credit and local banks.  Additional names and addresses will be provided upon request.


The 2011 Real Estate Taxes totaled $5,068.58. The tax parcel numbers are #07-14-28-377-001, #07-14-33-100-005, #07-14-33-400-004, and #07-19-04-200-001.

Grain Markets:

There are a number of grain markets located within 10 miles of the Tarpey Trust Farm.


The farm is zoned Agricultural.


The property consists of a house, garage, grain bins, and 211.8 acres more or less.

Soils Information
Soil # Soil Name Approx Acres Corn Yield Gross Bushel
8077A Huntsville silt loam 109.5 193 21134
105A Batavia silt loam 19.5 177 3452
8107A Sawmill silty clay loam 18.8 189 3553
8074A Radford silt loam 10.6 186 1972
104A Virgil silt loam 6.3 182 1147
105B Batavia silt loam 3.7 175 648
199A Plano silt loam 1.2 194 233
243C2 St. Charles silt loam 1.1 156 172
206A Thorp silt loam 0.9 170 153
1107A Sawmill silty clay loam 0.2 189 38
    Total: 171.8    

TOTAL ACRES - 211.8 acres, more or less
TILLABLE ACRES - 171.8 acres, or 81.1% per FSA figures
CORN YIELD - 189.2 bushels per acre, based on tillable acres
COMPARABLE YIELD INDEX - 153.5 bushels per acre, based on total acres

Disclaimer : Although the information contained in this brochure is considered to be accurate, no representation or warranty to that effect is being made. The information contained herein is subject to verification, and no liability for errors or omissions is assumed. The listing may be withdrawn with or without notice, and the stated price and terms are subject to change without notice or approval. The Seller further reserves the right to reject any and all offers. All inquiries, inspection appointments, and offers must be channeled through the Seller’s Designated Agent.