March 2021 Volume 3 Edition 4
National Ag Week!
This past week has been National Ag Week with Tuesday, March 23rd being National Ag Day.

All of us here at Asmus Farm Supply would like to say thank you to all farmers. No matter the size or style of your operation, you are all important and deserve extra appreciation this week.

As spring quickly approaches we look forward to seeing our customers again and kicking off #plant21
SmartBox Calibration Hotline is Open
AMVAC always recommends that growers calibrate their SmartBox system to keep it operating at peak performance at planting time. Our technicians will come to you to complete an on-farm calibration.
 
Two different service options are available this year:
 
Option 1: Simple calibration @ $225/calibrated system
·    System must power-up and all components operate prior to calibration
·    Technician will replace operating components as required to complete calibration
·    25% discount on parts replaced during calibration
·    $225 fee will be waived, and the grower will be charged $60/hour if more than 4 hours are required to calibrate the system
 
Option 2: Comprehensive system maintenance and calibration @ $60/hour for on-site & travel time, PLUS mileage
·    For systems that require pre-calibration maintenance in order to enable the system to be calibrated
·    Technician will replace ALL components as required to bring system back to serviceable condition
·    25% discount on parts replaced during calibration
 
With both options, follow-up in-season service calls are provided, if necessary, at no additional expense to the grower.
 
If you have a mechanical system, calibrations can also be scheduled through the SmartBox hotline. Mechanical calibrations are free of charge.
 
The SmartBox hotline (888-SMARTBOX) can also be used to order system parts. Lock'N Load lids can be ordered by selecting option 1 and are free of charge. Troubleshooting for general SmartBox questions can be accessed by selection option 3.
 *SmartBox system service is not available in all areas.
AFS Grower Portal
Despite the recent wet conditions, Spring is right around the corner! Once the planter starts rolling, the last thing you want to worry about is how you’re going to find those last loads of product or how to get in touch with your agronomist quickly. With the Asmus Farm Supply Grower Portal mobile app and desktop site, you can:

  • Search products and current pricing in the palm of your hand
  • Request quotes for products from your trusted sales agronomist
  • Purchase products, in just two clicks

...and more!
Not a part of the AFS Grower Portal yet?
First to the Field 2021
First to the Field products are set for the 2021 season. Returning products are Saltro, Feed the Beans, and Veltyma. New products for 2021 are Source, SeedZone IF and Xyway.

If any of these products interest you and you'd like to to participate in a trial please contact First to the Field Coordinator, Nate Eitzmann.

The First to the Field Results Book is also available for products trialed in 2020.


AFS Spring Hours
*Rake Crop Protection: 7am - 5pm starting April 5, 2021
*Rake Plant Nutrition: 7am - 5pm starting April 5, 2021
Estherville: Currently 7am - 5pm Monday - Friday and Saturday 7am - noon
*Okabena: 7am - 5pm starting April 5, 2021
*Fulda: 7am - 5pm starting April 5, 2021
*Manly: 7:30am - 5pm starting April 19, 2021
*Saturday hours of 7 am- noon will tentatively start April 10, 2021