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Erickson – +/-170.49 Acres of Grovena Twp., Moody Co., SD Land


Erickson – +/-170.49 Acres of Grovena Twp., Moody Co., SD Land


+/-170.49 Acres of Choice High Producing Extremely Well Located Grovena Township, Moody County, SD Land – Situated in the “Garden Spot of Eastern South Dakota” – To Be Offered In Two Parcels Including a +/-49.87 Acre Site w/Remnants of a Farmstead, Trees & Cropland/Hayland; +/-120.62 Acres of Choice High Percentage Tillable Cropland or as a +/-170.49 Acre Unit

We will offer the following real property at auction “On Site” at the land located from Flandreau, SD – 7 miles south on Hwy. #13 (481st Ave.), 1 mile east on 237th St. and ¼ mile north on 482nd Ave. to the SW Corner of the PARCEL #1; from Trent, SD – 3 miles east on Co. Hwy./240th St., 3 miles north on Hwy. #13 (481st Ave.), 1 mile east on 237th St. and ¼ mile north on 482nd Ave. to the SW Corner of PARCEL #1; PARCEL #2 is 1 mile east and is bordered by 483rd Ave. 

FRIDAY MARCH 26, 2021                               SALE TIME: 10:00 AM   

AUCTIONEERS NOTE:  This auction awards an opportunity to purchase a parcel or parcels of Choice High Caliber Grovena Township, Moody County, SD land that is situated in the “Garden Spot” of Eastern SD.  This auction is especially noteworthy as the parcel being offered for sale has been in owned by the Erickson family for many decades, with one portion acquired in 1880 (over 140 years) and the most recent being 1904 (approx. 117 yrs.), thus this auction presents an opportunity of a lifetime to purchase this prime cropland.  This auction includes choice land with a high percentage tillable, superb soils with a substantial amount of drain tile installed and a location within one of the most highly regarded agricultural areas of Eastern SD.  The existing farmstead has some negligible improvements and trees.  If you are in the market for a parcel of land with a variety of excellent amenities, that would serve as an excellent addition to a row crop farming operation or as an investment, you will want to inspect this property and make plans to be in attendance at this auction.  Chuck Sutton 

This +/-170.49 Acres of Moody County, SD Land will be offered as TRACT #1 – The West +/-120.62 Acres which is nearly all tillable, TRACT #2 – The East +/-49.87 Acres w/Remnants of the Old Farmstead, Trees, Cropland, Hayland & Waterways; or as TRACTS #1 & #2 Combined – The +/-170.49 Acre Unit. Actual Acres are in Accordance with a Recent Survey.

Three words best describe the cropland on this farm – Choice, Choice, Choice!  The land being offered for sale on this auction consists of a +/-120.62 acre parcel of land with an extremely high percentage tillable, a 2nd   +/-49.87 parcel with remnants of an old farmstead w/trees, along with high quality tillable land and a few acres of hayland & waterways. The soils on the cropland acres are exceptional and have had areas enhanced by the installation of a significant amount of drain tile installed by Johnson Ditching in 2009.  The existing improvements on this property are negligible and include remnants of a quonset and a couple of small metal grain bins and some trees – essentially the existing structures are in “tear down” condition and are being sold in “AS IS” condition.  According to FSA information this farm is indicated to have +/-166.76 acres of farmland, of which there is approximately 152.84 acres of cropland, with the nontillable acres comprised of remnants of a farmstead and a few acres of hayland & waterways; with a huge FSA corn base of 150.5 acres with a 156 bu. PLC yield and has been enrolled under the ARC County election of the USDA farm program.  There has been a Certified Wetland Determination completed on this land, and in approximately 2009 there was a substantial amount of drain tile installed in this land by Johnson Ditching of Lake Wilson, MN, which has enhanced the overall farmability of this land.   According to the Moody County Assessor this farm has an overall soil rating of .905; similarly info. obtained from Surety Agri-Data, Inc. indicates this land has a soil rating of 88.8 – with the predominate soils on the cropland acres comprised of Class I & II soils and approx. 9 acres of waterway and drainage has Class VI soils.  The general topography of this land is level to level to gently rolling with excellent eye appeal. The RE taxes payable in 2020 on this farm were $5,458.00.  This property has potential to fulfill the needs of a variety of buyers including individuals seeking extremely high quality productive cropland to add to their farming operation or their investment portfolio.  This is an extremely high caliber parcel of land that truly must be seen to be appreciated! 

LEGAL DESC.:  PARCEL #1 – The N½ SW¼ together with the NW¼ SE¼, containing 120.62 acres M/L; and       PARCEL #2 – The N¾ of the NE¼ SE¼, together with the S½ SE¼ NE¼, containing 49.87 acres M/L; all in Sec. 26, T. 106N., R. 48W., (Grovena Twp.), Moody County, SD.

TERMS: Cash – A 10% nonrefundable earnest money payment on the day of the sale with the balance on or before May 14, 2021 with full possession for the 2021 crop year. All tillage completed on this land will pass at “No Cost” to the buyer.   Marketable Title will be conveyed and an Owner’s Title Insurance Policy will be provided with the cost divided 50-50 between the buyer & seller.   This property will be sold in accordance to a survey as completed by Midwest Land Surveying, Inc. – Certificates of Survey will be provided and if necessary plats will be prepared and recorded, with the surveyed acres understood to be “more or less” with all survey costs to be paid by the sellers.   All of the 2020 RE taxes payable in 2021 will be paid by the sellers.  The sellers do not warranty or guarantee that existing fences lie on the true & correct boundary and new fencing, if any, will be the responsibility of the purchaser pursuant to SD law.  FSA yields, bases, payments or other information is estimated and subject to County Committee approval.  Information contained herein is deemed to be correct but is not guaranteed. This property is sold subject to existing easements, restrictions, reservations or highways of record, if any, and subject to Moody Co. Zoning Ordinances.  The RE licensees in this transaction stipulate that they are acting as agents for the seller.  Sold subject to confirmation of the Owners and/or Personal Representative. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this auction, or if you are unable to attend and need to make arrangements to bid by phone, then contact the auctioneers prior to sale day to make arrangements.  For additional information, contact the auctioneers. 


Deanna L. Pieper Estate, Debra J. McBee & Donis L. Janssen

CHUCK SUTTON – Auctioneer & Land Broker – Sioux Falls, SD – ph. 605-336-6315 & Flandreau, SD – ph. 605-997-3777

DEAN STOLTENBERG – Auctioneer & RE Broker Associate – Jasper, MN – ph. 507-348-7352

JARED SUTTON – Auctioneer & RE Broker Associate – Flandreau, SD – ph. 605-864-8527




March 26


10:00 am


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Rural Flandreau, SD


Chuck Sutton
Dean Stoltenberg
Jared Sutton

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