The subject farm is located approximately 58 miles west of Chicago O'Hare International Airport and is contiguous to the village Hillcrest. Nearby towns include: Rochelle (1/16 mile west), Davis Junction (9 miles north), and DeKalb (12 3/4 miles east). The property address is 14676 E. Twombly Road, Rochelle, Illinois.
There is approximately 3/8 mile of road frontage on Twombly Road and 9/16 mile on Illinois Route 251.
Illinois Route 251 is the west border of the property, Interstate 39/U.S. Route 51 is 1 mile east, Illinois Route 38 is 1 mile south, Illinois Route 64 is 3 1/4 miles north, and Interstate 88 is 3 5/16 miles south of the property.
A brief legal description indicates The Cooper Farm is located in Part of the East Half of Section 12, Township 40 North - Range 1 East (Flagg Township), and Part of the North Half of Section 7, Township 40 North - Range 2 East (Dement Township), all in Ogle County, Illinois.
There are a total of 321.87 acres, more or less, according to the Ogle County Assessor's Office.
There are approximately 292.88 tillable acres according to the Ogle County FSA.
Major soil types found on this farm include Ashdale silt loam and Atkinson silt loam.
The topography of the subject farm is level to gently rolling.
location climate growing season
Ogle County has a continental climate typical of northern Illinois. The average length of the growing season is nearly 142 days. On average we expect about 2,854 growing degree days from April 15 through September 30. Annual precipitation averages about 34" with over 2/3 of this coming during the growing season. Snowfall averages about 33" per year. Prevailing winds are from the west and southwest. This climate, combined with the generally excellent soils in this area, provides a nearly ideal environment for the production of corn and soybeans.
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.
The asking price is $12,500 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. Names and addresses will be provided upon request.
The 2015 real estate taxes totaled $12,301.92. The tax parcel numbers are #24-12-200-003, #24-12-400-001, and #25-07-100-002.
There are a number of grain markets located within 10 miles of The Cooper Farm.
The Cooper Farm is zoned AG-1, Agricultural.
The Cooper Farm represents a rare investment opportunity. The Cooper Home, built approximately 1855, is one of the oldest homes in Flagg Township. Excellently maintained, it also features a modern 24'x45' Morton Building. The 321.87 acre farm includes 292.88 acres of highly productive tillable farmland. The farm is free of leases beyond crop year 2016. An excellent site for future residential development, The Cooper Farm also has over 1/2 mile of Highway 251 frontage that is well suited for commercial development. The property is located 3 1/2 miles from Interstate 39 and Interstate 88 interchange and in close proximity to Interstate 39 Logistics Corridor, Union Pacific Intermodal facility, and the 2nd largest UPS air hub in the nation. Excellent agricultural investment with substantial future upside. Seller will consider selling land and home site separately.