Meet the AFS Team
Harlan & Amy Asmus
C.C.A’s and Owners
Harlan is a second-generation Manager of the family business and joined AFS in 1987 after graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Business Management degree. Amy holds a bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Iowa State University and has been Certified Crop Advisor since 2004. Together they hold various rolls throughout the company. Since coming back to the family business after graduating college, Harlan has held various job titles including Warehouse Assistant, Seed Sales, Crop Consultant, CCA Agronomist, Purchasing Agent, and Chemical Programs Administration. Harlan now is the company President but continues to work with clients and manages product procurement and pricing for the chemistry department. He encourages integrity-based relationship selling amongst the AFS staff and spends considerable time nurturing relationships with manufacturing suppliers and AFS clients.
Since getting her CCA, Amy has participated in state CCA board roles on marketing committee, credential review committee, chairperson in 2010, and currently as a CCA representative to the Agribusiness Association of Iowa board. She is a member of the Tri-Societies (ASA CSSA SSSA), serving on the Science Policy Committee and is involved with Congressional Visits and Public comment periods. Amy is also an industry consultant for DeMatteo Monnes, where she has been sought out to share her opinion on trends involving agricultural seeds and chemicals. While in the office, she works with customers on specialty crops, manages HR duties and external relations with partners in the industry.
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist and Location Manager in Estherville, IA
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist and Location Manager in Manly, IA
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist & Location Manager in Fulda, MN
Kevin joined the AFS sales team in the fall of 2010. He grew up on a family farm between Fulda, and Worthington, MN and currently lives in a small town in Rushmore, MN. While working for Okabena, Kevin updated his Agronomy degree with more Ag education. Kevin came to AFS with over 30 years of experience in chemical, seed, and fertilizer sales. Quality, and service are one of Kevin’s high priorities at this location.
He enjoys spending time with his two children, and grand kids. When Kevin is not working for AFS you can find him in a farm shop just on the outside of Rushmore. He enjoys working on farm equipment getting it ready for the next farming season. He enjoys livestock, and fishing.
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist in Rake, IA
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist in Rake, IA
C.C.A, Seed Treatment Department Manager
Jake grew up on his family farm near Swea City and continues to help with the operation today. Jake earned a degree in Agronomy from Iowa State University. Together with his wife Jordan, they have three girls. When not helping on the farm you can find Jake enjoying his time outdoors with his family.
C.C.A, Seed Department Manager
Bil has been with AFS since 1999 and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agronomy from the University of Wisconsin/River Falls. Bil was raised on a family farm near Easton, MN which he lives on and continues to manage today. Before working at AFS, Bil had several years of experience in seed, chemical, and fertilizer sales. In addition to selling crop protection products, Bil oversees AFS Seed which includes sales of Agrigold, Brevant, Midwest, Millborn and Stine seed.
Warehouse Manager and Sales in Estherville, IA
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist in Fulda & Okabena, MN
Sales Agronomist in Okabena, MN
Matt started with AFS in 2022 and is a 2018 graduate of SDSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy and a minor in Animal Science. Matt and his wife Stephanie have a son, Bo, and a daughter, Clara. Matt and his family live in Fulda, MN, and raise cattle and hogs on their family farm.
C.C.A., Sales Agronomist in Manly, IA
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural studies from Iowa State University and is a Certified Crop Advisor. He grew up near the town of Crystal Lake, IA on a family farm, and now operates his own farming operation near Hanlontown, IA. Jeff has been affiliated with AFS for 12 years and enjoys working with, and helping customers improve their farming operations.
Jeff enjoys having his own farming operation to try out different chemical, and fertilizer applications before he recommends them to customers. The Ag industry is very dynamic, and the changes that are happening, are very exciting. He feels fortunate to work with a company like AFS, to bring the knowledge, and applications of these to the customers of the Manly area. Jeff’s married to his wife Jennifer. Together they have two step children Jadyn and Jace, along with Jessa and Josh.