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.
Garrett is proud to be the third generation at Asmus Farm Supply. He officially joined the AFS team in December of 2016 after graduating from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Studies. Garrett grew up on the family farm near Rake, where he spent his time helping where needed at AFS and on the farm. Besides working at AFS, Garrett also farms with his dad and brother, and is a volunteer firefighter and first responder. He is married to Megan and in his spare time he enjoys working on projects around the farm and at home.
Megan joined the AFS team in April of 2020 and is married to Garrett. She has been immersed in agriculture her entire life – growing up on her family’s farm in southeastern North Dakota, graduating from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, and previously having a career as a multiple peril crop insurance underwriter. She is honored to be involved in the family business. In her spare time she enjoys helping Garrett with various projects, gardening, baking, and reading
Communication & Marketing Director
Michele is a 2004 graduate of South Dakota State University. Before joining AFS, Michele had several years of experience in various agricultural fields since moving back to her husband’s childhood farm in 2009. Along with her husband, Nick, they are raising their two boys in Kiester, MN. She enjoys spending her free time being outdoors, golfing, sewing and spending countless hours cheering on their very active sons at various sporting events. Michele will primarily manage communication and marketing needs for all AFS locations.
Accounting & Bookkeeing Staff
Accounting and Bookkeeping in Rake, IA
Darcy joined the Asmus team summer of 2016. Currently, she lives in Thompson, IA with her husband Jay. Together they have five children and two granddaughters. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Darcy has several years of experience working in the agriculture field in various finance roles. Living in rural North Iowa she appreciates the opportunity to be part of the AFS team.
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Rhonda started with AFS in 2019 and has worked in bookkeeping for over 40 years. Being local to the Fulda area, she enjoys seeing familiar faces in the office. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, motorcycle rides, and spoiling her granddaughters.
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.
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., 4R NMS, Plant Nutrition Department Manager
Cody joined AFS in February of 2012 and holds an Associate’s degree in Applied Science of Agricultural Sales & Service and Agricultural Operations Management. Cody grew up around a fertilizer and chemical business in Thompson, IA. Cody is involved with nutrition products and additives as well as handling of these products. Cody strives to be an excellent partner for all AFS customer’s plant nutrition needs. He and his wife, Alicia, reside in Buffalo Center, IA and have two children, Rowan & Ross.
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist and Location Manager in Estherville, IA
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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.
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Josiah recently graduated from Iowa State with a degree in Agricultural Studies Following graduation, Josiah returned back to his hometown of Buffalo Center. Growing up on a farm North of Buffalo Center drove his love of agriculture. Josiah enjoys watching sports, hunting, and helping on the farm.
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist in Rake, IA
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist in Rake, IA
C.C.A Seed Sales Agronomist in Estherville, IA
Trevor started with AFS as the Seed Sales Agronomist in Estherville. He has a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Business as well as Economics. Prior to working at AFS he was a crop consultant in southwest Iowa for a little over a year. Trevor was raised on a family farm near Estherville and continues to help out as time allows. He enjoys the customer interaction that comes with this career, and looks forward to helping growers maximize profits through making sound seed decisions. In his free time Trevor enjoys golfing, snowmobiling, and riding motorcycles.
Sales Agronomist in Rake, IA
Meredith joined AFS in the spring of 2020 as a sales agronomist in the crop protection department. She is originally from Blue Earth, MN where she grew up on a hobby farm. Before she began my career at AFS Meredith attended South Dakota State University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Agronomy in December of 2019. Throughout college she have had two really strong internships and learned a lot about the field of Agronomy. She’s excited to be working with AFS and becoming more knowledgeable within the industry.
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.
C.C.A, Plant Nutrition Sales Agronomist and 4R+ Specialist in Rake, IA
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist in Fulda, MN
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Travis joined the AFS team in the spring of 2018 and currently resides outside of Armstrong, IA with his fiancé Hannah and have a baby boy on the way. He is a 3rd generation farmer and when time allows, still helps with the family farm. In his spare time he enjoys camping, boating and spending time with friends and family.
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Alex recently joined the AFS Manly team in the spring of 2019.
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Andrew started in 2019 a part of our warehouse staff.
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Maintenance and Janitorial Duties
Vehicle Maintenance and Mechanics