ASN is committed to leaving the land better than we found it, not simply maintaining it. We’re here to help farmers navigate the balancing act of productivity and building a legacy.
ASN is dedicated to seeking truth. We aim to create healthy soils, plants and animals. We strive to make a greater impact in agriculture and our communities through education and leadership. By taking a soil health first approach to agriculture, we help growers enjoy the benefits of regenerating land and improving nutrient management as part of an entire crop production system.
While Monte Bottens, CEO of Ag Solutions Network, was living in the San Joaquin Valley of California, he witnessed the struggles growers faced with water supply and quality, challenging soils, and the common practices of intense tillage. Inspired to help California farmers adopt minimum tillage techniques and bring a focus on soil health to the forefront, Monte developed a systems-based approach for farmer operations with a focus on plant nutrition, water-use efficiency, and improving the soil.
Founder, President and CEO of Ag Solutions Network, INC. (ASN)
Monte has deep roots in agriculture as a fifth-generation farmer in Northwest Illinois and a growing passion for soil health and regenerative ag. He uses his hands-on farm experience to help lead and teach others through the network of retail partners and growers ASN services. Monte and the ASN team provide advanced biologically based plant nutrition and guide customers to take a full systems approach on their operation to optimize success.
Chief Operations Officer
Dawn Bull, confident, capable and fueled by team efforts to push forward…
Dawn grew up on a small family farm in Illinois. She graduated from Augustana College with a Bachelor's degree in Business and is responsible for all things operational for ASN. She spent eight years in civilian service working for the federal government at the Rock Island Arsenal in budget and resource management before taking the lead with the family business.
National Sales Manager
Zac Neppl, self-motivated, driven to make continual improvement…
Zac lives in Bennington, Nebraska just outside of Omaha. His sales background began back in 2002. In 2012 he started in the agriculture industry focusing on nutrient management and specializes in management of large geographical areas. Zac plans to further Ag Solutions Network’s mission of helping farmers by sharing the results and benefits we’ve all experienced when combining proper plant nutrition with soil health practices. Zac graduated from Morningside College with a degree in Business Administration. He's also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Sales Success program.