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.
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.
Accounting and Bookkeeping
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.
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, Sales Agronomist
C.C.A, Sales Agronomist
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.
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
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., AFS Pioneer Sales Representative
AFS Pioneer Seed Associate
Vehicle Maintenance and Mechanics
Maintenance and Janitorial Duties