Cody Stevens of Pendleton, Indiana, has joined Meristem Crop Performance as an account manager and will be carrying Meristem’s innovative crop inputs to farmers in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan.
“Why Meristem? Well, honestly, it’s the farmer-first attitude they are showing,” Stevens explains when asked about his new position. “That’s what stands out to me. They are actually out to help farmers make the most of every dollar they spend on crop inputs. And my experience with the farmers I’ve visited already tells me they are actually getting that done.”
Stevens grew up on a family farm near Pendleton, Indiana, raising corn, soybeans and wheat, as well as showing cattle and pigs in 4-H and FFA. Hired by telecommunications company GTE three weeks before his high school graduation, Stevens then began a 23-year career in that field as a sales and service technician – first GTE, then Verizon, and then Frontier as the industry consolidated. “I’ve always loved farming, but the farm couldn’t support all of us. I had to get a real job off the farm,” he remembers.
“My heart has always been in agriculture, and I’m really happy to be back in it,” says Stevens. “People in agriculture are really, really special, and I’m very thankful to be serving farmers every day.” He and his wife Amanda have two daughters and a son: Mia, 14, Savannah, 8, and Dakota, 11. “We’re busy with sports and 4-H,” smiles Stevens. They also pitch in on the family farm when needed.Back to Newsroom