Tillable, CRP, Pasture And Home In Madison Co, NE - 444.25 Acres


444.25 Acres / Madison County, NE

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Sealed Bids Due By 10/11/2023 at 5:00 PM CDT

**Sealed Bid Forms are available under auction documents or by request**

Entire Farm Description: Here is a very unique opportunity to own a well-maintained property just minutes from downtown Norfolk. Meticulously cared for by the same family for over a century, the farm offers something for everyone. Fertile farmland, CRP, hay production, live water with pond, productive grazing acres that are cross-fenced and plenty of wildlife hunting opportunities to name just a few. Hand planted mature tree belts can be found throughout the property and add a multitude of benefits from winter protection for livestock to providing excellent cover to the many species of wildlife that thrive on this property. Pride of ownership by the Rinkel family is immediately obvious the minute you step foot on this amazing property. Whether you are looking for a quiet country acreage close to town to raise a family and a few animals, expanding your farming operation or looking for a hunting property that holds quality wildlife, this property is a must see. Please do not miss a once in a lifetime opportunity to bid on these high-quality tracts of land.

Tract 1 Description: 80+/- acre quiet country acreage with 3 bedroom 1 bath 1458 sq ft 1.5 story partial basement updated farmhouse. Numerous outbuildings including a large steel building and wooden post frame Morton building both with electricity. Excellent mature shelterbelts throughout the property with hydrants and electricity. Very nice acreage close to town with endless opportunities. 3.50 acres currently planted to dryland corn, 5.34 acres of grass enrolled in CRP program, 58.74 acres currently used for hay production, with the remaining 10.60 acres consisting of mature shelterbelts and farm site.


Tract #: 1

Deeded Acres: 80+/-

FSA Farmland Acres: 78.18

Soil Types: Thurman loamy fine, Loretto fine sandy, Boelus loamy fine,


CRP Acres/payment: 5.34 acres Expires 9-30-2026

Taxes: $3689.26

Lease Status: Open Tenancy for 2024 crop year

Possession: Immediate possession subject to current tenant's rights for 2023

Survey needed: No survey is needed

Brief Legal: Tract 1 S1/2 NE1/4 20-24-2 80 AC in Madison County Nebraska

PIDs: 590150596

Lat/Lon: 42.041667, -97.567778

Zip Code: 68701

Tract 2 Description: 80+/- acre tillable tract with mature timber and excellent hunting opportunities. Great access right off of dirt road. Highly productive soil with 62.87 acres currently planted to soybeans with the remaining acres consisting of nice mature tree shelterbelts. Well taken care of property and cash rented by a local farmer.


Tract #: 2

Deeded Acres: 80+/-

FSA Farmland Acres: 80.43

Soil Types: Crofton Nora Complex, Crofton Silt Loam, Hobbs Silt Loam, Nora Silty Clay Loam,


CRP Acres/payment: No CRP

Taxes: $2640.86

Lease Status: Open Tenancy for 2024 crop year

Possession: Immediate possession subject to current tenant's rights for 2023

Survey needed: No survey is needed

Brief Legal: Tract 2 N ½ SW ¼ 16-24-2 80 acres in Madison County Nebraska

PIDs: 590150332

Lat/Lon: 42.052222 97.556667

Zip Code: 68701

Tract 3 Description: 80+/- acre tillable tract with good soil and excellent tree belts running the entire length on both sides.

Gently rolling hills with amazing views and ample hunting opportunities await on this beautiful piece of land. This productive tract of farm ground would make an excellent investment piece for future development or would be a great addition to any farming operation. Great access for large equipment just off the gravel road. The 62.14 acres are currently planted into soybeans.


Tract #: 3

Deeded Acres: 80+/-

FSA Farmland Acres: 64.44+/-

Soil Types: Hobbs silt loam, Crofton-Nora complex, Nora silty clay loam,


CRP Acres/payment: No CRP

Taxes: TBD

Lease Status: Open Tenancy for 2024 crop year

Possession: Immediate possession subject to current tenants' rights for 2023

Survey needed?: No survey needed

Brief Legal: N ½ SE ¼ 16-24-2 80 acres in Madison County Nebraska

PIDs: Pt of 590019414

Lat/Lon: 42.0522, -97.5481

Zip Code: 68701

Tract 4 Description: 204.25+/- acres. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful properties in the area can be found on this tract. Situated among one of the highest spots in the county, amazing panoramic views of the entire countryside can be witnessed firsthand in every direction on this property. The diversity that this property offers is second to none as there is something for everyone. Multiple rotational grazing paddocks can be found throughout the rolling hills that provide an ample supply of high-quality grasses for grazing livestock. Underground piped water lines run across the property and provide livestock with a clean water source in the numerous tank locations found throughout the paddocks. A spring fed creek filters across the land and eventually finds its way into the pond. In recent years the pond was a constant source of great entertainment for fishing enthusiasts young and old. Approximately 36 acres of tillable cropland can also be found on this farm which offers another source of income and doubles as a huge attractant for the deer and turkey that thrive here. The farm ground situated right next to the nearly 54 acre block of thick timber offers the perfect ingredients for holding those giant whitetails that have been harvested off of this property. There is power already available on the property so if you’re looking for a beautiful place to build your dream home that is done for you. Great access with astonishing views of the quiet countryside is awaiting you!


Tract #: 4

Deeded acres: 204.25 +/-

FSA Farmland Acres: 36.18+/-

Soil Types: Crofton-Nora complex, Nora-Crofton complex, Hobbs silt loam


CRP Acres/payment: No CRP

Taxes: TBD

Lease Status: Open Tenancy for 2024 crop year

Possession: Immediate possession subject to current tenant's rights for 2023

Survey needed?: No survey needed

Brief Legal: NE ¼ and pt NW ¼ S16 T24N R2W Madison Co, NE

PIDs: Pt of 590019414

Lat/Lon: 42.0575, -97.5491

Zip Code: 68701

  • 10% down payment immediately after auction - cash, personal, or business checks accepted

  • If the winning bid is online, you will be immediately contacted to make arrangements for the 10% down payment and a purchase contract will be sent via DocuSign

  • The accepted bid has 30 days to close unless otherwise noted

  • Announcements on auction day will take precedence over any prior announcements

  • This is a no contingency sale and is not subject to financing or additional inspections

  • Possession at closing, subject to tenant’s rights, if any

  • If a survey is needed it will be done following the auction and the total purchase price will be adjusted to the surveyed acres

  • All information provided is derived from sources believed correct but is not guaranteed or warranted - Bidders shall rely entirely on their own information and judgments

  • Located 10 miles from Norfolk Nebraska or 6 miles from Battle Creek, Nebraska     

  • Very clean and well-maintained property with updated features    

  • Excellent access not far from major highway    

  • Tremendous winter protection from the beautiful mature tree belts throughout the property    

  • Fertile soils with conservation practices in place    

  • Great acreage potential and numerous build sites   

  • Cozy updated farmhouse with very nice buildings     

  • Tremendous whitetail deer harvested off of the property    

  • Above average pasture management with multiple grazing paddocks each with underground water source   

  • Breathtaking views from one of the highest spots in the county    

Auction Location:
548th Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68701
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Auction Documents

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Terms Of Sale

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All properties are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with no financing, inspection or other contingencies to sale. The broker and Auction Company represent the seller only and do not inspect properties on bidder's behalf. Read the Contract and Auction Day Notes to determine the existence of any disclosures, exclusions, representations and disclaimers. Do not bid if you have not inspected the property(s). By bidding you agree to all disclosures.

Buyers receive a deed and Title Insurance Policy as provided by the Closer indicated in the Contract (any mobile/manufactured housing not legally affixed to the property shall only be conveyed by a Hold Harmless Agreement or Quitclaim Bill of Sale unless otherwise noted in the Disclosures). Current year's taxes are prorated through the day of closing as is customary. Or in abstract states, the seller shall provide a continuation of the abstract of title thru the date of sale for the buyer or buyers attorney to examine.

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