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Experienced Agronomist Adam Darrington Teams Up with Meristem Crop Performance  


“…another great addition to our team of all-stars in Iowa…”

UNDERWOOD, Iowa and COLUMBUS, Ohio (AgPR) Dec. 19, 2023– Iowa agronomic professional Adam Darrington has joined Meristem Crop Performance, one of the fastest-growing crop input suppliers in America. Darrington will apply his skills as an account manager and dealer coach for Meristem in Iowa.

“We continue to gain traction with our innovative products and see more and more farmers benefit from using them in every pass they make across the field,” said Mitch Eviston, Meristem founder and CEO in announcing the hire. “Adam is another great addition to our team of all-stars in Iowa and it will be exciting to see him carry our growing line of high-quality products to more farmers there.”

Darrington comes to Meristem from Wyffels Hybrids where he was an Iowa district manager, working directly with growers to optimize seed genetics and advanced traits. Prior to that, he worked as area sales manager with Eldon C. Stutsman Inc. He says he’s eager to apply his experience to Meristem’s mission and also learn more about the impact biologicals can have on soil health and yield.

“Meristem is bringing a lot of innovation to the crop input business right now and I’m really excited to be a part of this team,” says Darrington. “I have a lot of respect for Shane Brockhoff and I’m looking forward to working more closely with him.” He says he’s encountered the results of some of Meristem’s innovation at field-level in the season just past.

“One of my seed customers does a lot of split planter trials and ran one with REVLINE® HOPPER THROTTLE™,” he says. “I visited him not long after planting and one side was up out of the ground and the other was not. Same hybrid both sides. I asked him and he says, ‘well, that’s where that HOPPER THROTTLE was.’” Darrington says it was a key moment in better understanding the potential of biologicals.

“Keeping microbes alive all the way to their use in the field just makes sense,” he says. “I’ve been watching biologicals over the past several years and seeing the potential. With their patented BIO-CAPSULE™, I think Meristem is really onto something.”

A graduate of Iowa State University (ISU), Darrington is still closely involved in his family’s grain and livestock farm in Pottawattamie County with his parents Neil and Kathy and other family members. While earning his ag degree at ISU, Darrington was also on the ISU Livestock Judging Team, leading the team to first place at Iowa Beef Expo and earning the “Best Overall” individual award.

“Meristem is bringing new energy to serving farmers with products that can help them earn a better ROI (return on investment) and doing it while reducing waste and being more efficient. That fits well with my personal mission of working to serve family farmers everywhere.” 

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