Veteran Indiana-based agronomist Jediah French of Leopold will now be carrying Meristem’s innovative crop inputs to farmers in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. He is teaming up with Meristem as an account manager.
“My work is most satisfying when I help a farmer solve an agronomy challenge and see them earn more money from each bushel they produce,” he says. “Meristem’s tagline of ‘more bushels for less’ fits my mission perfectly.”
Before joining Meristem, French spent nearly six years as territory manager for Corteva Agriscience, where he honed skills in sales, account management and coaching others. Earlier, French spent six years with Winfield Seed as a district sales manager. French earned a degree in agriculture from Purdue University.
After French’s father died when he was four years old, he says his mother was determined to “keep me busy and out of trouble.” She made sure I was active in 4-H and FFA all along the way. “That’s where I got interested in agriculture,” he says. “I had my FFA projects, competed in the sales demonstration competition, several judging contests and served as chapter president. That’s how I ended up at Purdue studying agriculture.”
Jediah and his wife Jody, principal at Perry Central High School, have two sons: Jace, who is studying aquatic science at Purdue and Justin, a freshman in high school. He serves on the county Farm Bureau board, is president of Perry County Cattlemen and on the Perry County FFA Advisory Board. Along with his passion for his family is a drive to help farmers make the most of every crop they plant and every acre they farm.Back to Newsroom