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Family Owned & Operated

Since 1960

Since 1960

In the late 1950’s, Harvey Asmus introduced a new way to farm. Chemical weed control was not a foreign concept, but it certainly wasn’t adopted by the masses. Within the first decade of it’s existence, Asmus Farm Supply flourished in the new era of farming. Harvey started out small where his office was the kitchen table in the old farmhouse. The original warehouse building was a 24′ x 24′ storage shed, which has since gave way to larger warehouse space. It was used to store commodity soybeans that was raised on the farm. It now stands in the back grove of our home office in Rake, Iowa. Today, we are still a family-owned agricultural business that has specializes in crop protection, plant nutrition, seed and seed treatment. AFS today continues representing all major chemical manufacturers, as we always have, and Pioneer Hi-Bred seeds. Together, Harlan and Amy Asmus have expanded the business and have become well known industry leaders for agronomic inputs and recommendations and continue to support the ag industry through international and local speaking engagements. At Asmus Farm Supply, selling is more than just price. We build personal relationships with each of our customers through face-to-face business. We strive to listen to your production problems, and through our product knowledge, recommend a program that is tailored to your needs.

From the Beginning

Harvey Asmus

Founder, 1928-2006

Harvey grew up on the family farm that our facility is located on today. After serving in the Korean War, he attended the University of Minnesota where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He then returned home to Rake and began selling chemicals in 1960 and later selling Pioneer Seed in 1964. Harvey built a successful business based on lifelong relationships with his customers. That ideal continues to be the cornerstone for our business today.

Carol Asmus

Carol has supported AFS in one way or another since its creation in the fall of 1960. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Minnesota. Carol has since retired from her duties with AFS but still comes back to visit and be involved with our customers in some way or another. She presently lives in Mankato, MN and stays in Phoenix, Arizona in the winter months with her now husband, Warren