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Meristem and Western Iowa Agronomy Announce Agreement


Jennifer Uphoff Is Ramping Up to Bring Innovation and High-quality Crop Inputs to Farmers in Western Iowa

Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2021—Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC ( and Jennifer Uphoff of Western Iowa Agronomy today announced a new strategic supply agreement to serve farmers in Western Iowa.

Under the new relationship, Jennifer Uphoff and her business, Western Iowa Agronomy, will carry the Meristem Crop Performance product line and become Meristem’s ally in helping Iowa farmers make the most of every dollar they spend on crop inputs.

“Jennifer Uphoff is known in Western Iowa for her thoughtful approach to providing practical, profitable solutions to the unique agronomic challenges in that area,” says Mitch Eviston, Meristem Founder and CEO, in announcing the agreement.  “We’re excited to be able to come alongside to help her serve her farmer-customers and also gain from her field experience and input as we add new products.”


Uphoff says she is building Western Iowa Agronomy to meet the specific needs of her farmer neighbors and she views adding the Meristem portfolio as an opportunity to help improve return on investment (ROI) for every farmer she serves.

“Meristem Crop Performance is specifically geared to helping growers gain a better ROI,” she says. “They are cutting out waste in the distribution system. Our alliance with them will enable us to help our growers make the most of every pass they make through the field – with high quality inputs at prices that help farmers make more money and keep more of what they earn.”

Western Iowa Agronomy will now offer Meristem’s product portfolio, including seed treatments under the brand RACEREADY and HOPPER THROTTLE, REVLINE™ plant growth regulators, TRUTRACK™ drift control, AQUADRAFT™ water conditioners and surfactants, UPSHIFT starter fertilizers and HOMESTRETCH™ nitrogen stabilizers, micronutrients, and foliar nutritionals. Of special interest is a line of biologicals Meristem is bringing to market, including EXCAVATOR, a new biological designed to break down tough crop residue.

Uphoff says her focus on helping her clients make the most of every acre they have, given the specific characteristics of their land and their goals, remains her key objective every day, and Meristem can be part of that solution.

“I’ve worked through the math and studied the product quality,” says says. “I’m very confident that Meristem’s product line will bring more opportunities for my farmer-customers.”

“We’ve set up Meristem to cut waste from the distribution channel while providing high-quality crop input additives to help American farmers reduce costs and increase yield, so they are more competitive in a global market,” says Eviston. “Now, with the help of Jennifer and Western Iowa Agronomy, we’ll be able to connect with more of the farmers who can benefit.”


About Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC
Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC ( is one of the fastest-growing direct-to-farm crop input companies in America. Meristem sources, formulates, and delivers high-quality crop inputs to farmers at the least cost possible, at savings up to 30 percent. By helping farmers and local independent agribusinesses make the most of their infrastructure and intellectual property investments, the company improves productivity and removes waste in the established distribution channel. Meristem is led by a world-class team of ag professionals passionate about creating the most efficient channel to move innovative practices and novel technologies to market for the benefit of the American Farmer.

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