The Orchard Farm

Price: $10,200 per acre
County: DeKalb

Contact Details
Mark T. Mommsen
Mobile: 815-901-4269
Phone: 815-756-3606

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Property Details

The subject farm is located approximately 60 miles southwest of Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Nearby towns include: Somonauk (5 1/2 miles south), Hinckley (7 1/2 miles northeast), and Paw Paw (14 3/4 miles west).
There is 1 mile of road frontage on Orchard Road, 3/8 mile on Council Road.
major highways
Illinois Route 23 is 3 1/4 miles west, County Highway 10 is 3 3/4 miles east, U.S. Route 34 is 5 miles south, and U.S. Route 30 is 8 miles north of the property.
legal description
A brief legal description indicates the Orchard Farm is located in Part of the South Half of Section 7 in Township 37 North - Range 5 East (Somonauk Township) in DeKalb County, Illinois, consisting of 160 acres more or less.
total acres
There are a total of 160 acres, more or less, according to the DeKalb County Assessor's Office.
tillable acres
There are 153.4 tillable acres according to the DeKalb County FSA Office.
soil types
Major soil types found on this farm include Elpaso silty clay loam, Catlin silt loam, and Flanagan silt loam.
The topography of the subject farm is level to gently rolling.
location climate growing season
DeKalb 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 about 2,750 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. This climate, combined with the generally excellent soils in this area, provide a nearly ideal environment for the production of corn and soybeans.
mineral rights
The buyer will receive and the seller will convey all mineral rights that the seller owns relating to the property.
Possession will be given at closing, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in a purchase contract.
price terms
The asking price is $10,200 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 2010 Real Estate Taxes totaled $5,526.50. The tax parcel numbers are #18-07-300-001 and #18-07-400-001.
grain markets
There are a number of grain markets located within 10 miles of the Orchard Farm.
The farm is zoned Agricultural.

Soils Information

Soil # Soil Name Acres +/- Productivity Index* Weighted Average Corn Yield Index* Gross Bushels
356AElpaso silty clay loam65.7014419512,812
171BCatlin silt loam37.501371856,938
154AFlanagan silt loam35.801441946,945
67AHarpster silty clay loam9.701331821,765
221C2Parr silt loam4.70111148696
Total Acres : 160.00 acres, more or less
Tillable Acres : 153.40 acres, or 95.88% per FSA figures
Productivity Index : 140.58
Weighted Average Corn Yield Index : 190.06 bushels per acre, based on tillable acres
Comparable Yield Index : 182.22 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.

*Figures taken from the University of Illinois Bulletin 811, Optimum Crop Productivity Ratings for Illinois Soils.

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