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Asmus Farm Supply Blog

The Fabric of Life is a Quilt

Written by Amy Asmus Throughout my work, I am afforded the opportunity to interact with many groups and different people. It is rewarding to be able to share some of our experiences here at Asmus Farm Supply and some of my experiences in life with the groups I serve...

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Iowa Agriculture in Photos

Written by Billie Ingalls I'm not the best photographer in the world, but for my job I get to pick up the camera and document what goes on around me. Sometimes capturing the small things that go unnoticed helps us understand the bigger picture of what we do in the...

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Farm Safety for Kids

Written by Devin Helming I want to remind everyone of the importance of farm safety, especially for our kids. I recall being a young farm kid many, many years ago and having a fascination with a lot of dangerous things: moving grain, pto shafts & tractors to name...

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The Great Food Plot Conundrum

Written by John Ingalls MD - AFS Food Plot Customer The greatest questions most of us ask regarding food plots are the obvious. I am surrounded by hundreds or thousands of acres of corn, alfalfa, and soybeans, why would I ever need to plant a food plot? My neighbors...

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Spring is in the Air

Written by Bil Schrader I am writing this blog on a beautiful spring day, actually, it is the first spring day of 2017. This is one of my favorite times of the year. Why? Well, I love seeing my daughters in their Easter dresses, kids playing outside after a long...

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Efficiencies

Written by Harlan Asmus What do these things have in common? Spraying a pesticide on your crop. Determining the current cash price of grain. Unloading grain on-the-go from the combine. All of these things are done much more efficiently today versus in the past. We...

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National FFA Week

Written by Darcy Swearingen Did you know that this week is FFA week? I am a proud parent of two current members of the North Iowa Bison FFA.  The mission of FFA is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier...

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A Cow and Her Calf

Written by Billie Ingalls The goal of a cow-calf operation is to do all you can, to make sure that your cows are healthy and producing. Because sometimes, despite our best efforts, some cows and calves don’t make it. Most cow-calf operations in the U.S. have spring...

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What do you do?

Written by Eric Winters It happened again last week. It usually happens a couple times every prepay season so by now I should be used to it. I’m sitting down with a grower, developing a plan for the upcoming season and they ask the question “well, what do you guys do...

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Hurry Up Spring!

Written by Becky Glaser   It's days like these in the middle of winter that get me thinking about spring. The best part of spring for me is gardening. I've planted a vegetable garden every year since I've been married. When there's snow on the ground and the days...

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