Meet our Rake Team
Rake, IA 50465
Asmus Farm Supply’s Rake location is our corporate office, located north east of the small town of Rake, Iowa, just 1/4 mile south of the Iowa/Minnesota border.
Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Monday-Friday: 7am – 5pm
Saturday: 7am – noon
Our Rake location has numerous options available to meet your needs. We carry and support all major chemical manufacturer’s products and supply Chemical, Fertilizers, Seed & Seed Treatment. Our Agronomists are all CCA certified and highly trained to help develop a customized crop protection plan for your operation. If you have questions throughout the year on the products we sell, we encourage you to call or stop in and talk with any one of us.
We are setup to provide packaged or bulk products and carry a large supply of mini-bulk tanks available to our customers to meet the growing needs of today’s operations. However, unlike most retailers, we do not provide custom application services. If you are in need of someone to make custom ground or aerial applications, we have a list of quality custom applicators that fall within our sales geography.
Asmus Farm Supply is also proud to have a Pioneer Seed Dealership at our Rake location since 1964. If you’re interested in learning more about what Pioneer has to offer, come talk to our Pioneer Pro Rep, Devin Helming.
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.
Executive Assistant and Finance
Megan joined the Asmus Farm Supply team in April of 2020. She will be marrying Garrett Asmus in September of 2020 and previously spent her career as a multiple peril crop insurance underwriter. She grew up on her family’s corn and soybean farm in southeastern North Dakota and graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and a minor in crop and weed sciences. She is excited to be involved in the family business. In her spare time she enjoys helping Garrett out around the farm, gardening, and baking.
Billie Kay Asmus
Communication & Marketing Manager
Billie graduated from Bethel University in 2015 with a Bachelors degree in Organizational Communication & Marketing studies. She grew up in northwest Wisconsin surrounded by more trees than cornfields but enjoys the new view. Billie is married to Holden Asmus and together they have their own miniature highland cattle ranch. She enjoys spending her free time being outdoors and refurbishing furniture and working on projects. While not spending time with the cattle, Billie primarily takes care of any creative & design projects for AFS along with marketing and advertising.
Accounting and Bookkeeping
C.C.A, Seed Department Manager
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist
C.C.A, Seed Treatment Sales Agronomist
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., 4R NMS, Plant Nutrition Department Manager
C.C.A, Plant Nutrition Sales Agronomist and 4R+ Specialist
Plant Nutrition Sales Agronomist
Vehicle Maintenance and Mechanics
Andrew started in 2019 a part of our warehouse staff.
Craig joined the AFS team in the spring of 2017. He is one of our truck drivers responsible for making early season chemical and plant nutrition deliveries as well as any warehouse duties when he’s not on the road.
Maintenance and Janitorial Duties