Rooted in Innovation
Monte Bottens has deep roots in agriculture. Raised as a fifth-generation, northwestern Illinois farmer. Today, Monte is a business owner, entrepreneur and thought leader. Monte began his farming career with two bred sows given to him by his grandmother. Thanks to great guidance from his dad and equipment-sharing startup assistance, today he’s the owner of Bottens Family Farm. The farm utilizes the latest agricultural innovations in precision farming technology, crop management systems, and participates in advanced regenerative ag principles to produce a diversity of crops and grass-fed livestock.He is the Founder, President and CEO of Ag Solutions Network, Inc. (ASN) headquartered in Moline, Illinois, he leads the development and distribution of the POWER2GRO crop production system. ASN utilizes the latest technological advancements and highest-quality ingredients to enable farmers to build soil health and soil wealth. Today, ASN has 14 Retail Partners and Team Development Managers across six states.Monte is the Founder and Partner of California Ag Solutions, Inc. (CAS) in Madera, CA. CAS serves farmers of the Central Valley by helping them adopt reduced tillage techniques combined with improved water and nutrient efficiency in a wide variety of crops.