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Mike McNinch Joins Meristem Team


Experienced agronomist set to reach more farmers and expand Meristem’s dealer network in Northern Illinois

Columbus, Ohio and Amboy, Ill  (AgPR) Dec. 6, 2022– Another leading agronomic professional has joined Meristem Crop Performance, one of the fastest-growing crop input suppliers in America. Mike McNinch becomes a Meristem sales representative in Illinois. McNinch has deep experience in helping growers boost their profitability with the right products and practices.

“We’re really grateful to have signed up Mike McNinch to help us carry out our mission of creating real productivity for farmers,” says Mitch Eviston, Meristem founder and CEO of his most recent new team members. “I’m very happy to turn this very talented professional loose to serve farmers with our growing portfolio of high-quality products.”

Mike McNinch grew up on a small farm near Amboy, Illinois and started working for a cattle and grain operation while in high school. After earning a degree in ag business from Kishwaukee College, he went to work for Maplehurst Farms, an independent, locally-owned crop input retailer located in Lee Center. He says his experience with Meristem products is a key part of why he has now joined the Meristem team.

“I started using these products with growers while at Maplehurst and found out they really work well,” McNinch says. “Great results with Maintain Elite™ and N-Gear™ Dual Action, and I’ve also seen great results with Revline™ Advanced.”

McNinch and his wife Trese, have three school-aged children — two sons and a daughter – and reside near Amboy. “Helping family farmers is what we are about,” he says. “And Meristem’s approach with a high quality line-up of products for every pass through the field is helping farmers get a better return on their investment.”

About Meristem Crop Performance® Group, LLC

Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC ( is one of the fastest-growing crop input companies in America. Meristem sources, formulates, licenses, and delivers high-quality crop inputs to farmers at the highest possible value offering substantial savings. Meristem is focused on building a highly efficient channel to bring crop inputs to market so farm businesses can make the most of their infrastructure and intellectual property investments and better compete in the global agricultural market. Meristem’s team of experienced ag professionals also works to create real productivity gains for farm businesses through novel biological delivery systems and accelerated access to farm-ready innovation. For more information, go to our website at, or follow us on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn and YouTube.

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