Axis Seed of Ohio, LLC and Meristem Crop Performance, LLC announced today a strategic alliance agreement that will disrupt traditional inefficient marketing channels by bringing more crop input options to Ohio farmers. Axis is an independent direct-to-farm genetics company that has the unique ability to bring corn hybrids and soybean varieties to market that deliver exceptional performance in soil types specific to key Ohio counties. Meristem is a direct-to-farm supplier of micronutrients, seed treatments, nitrogen stabilizers, spray adjuvants and plant growth regulators widely used across the corn belt with proven results.
“The farmers that I have served in Ohio over the last 20 years are aggressively seeking solutions to produce more output per unit input,” said Nathan Louiso, Axis of Ohio president. “The Meristem leadership team and proven product portfolio will allow farmers and organizations in Ohio that choose to align with Axis to remove costly inefficiencies in their operations.”
In late 2018, Meristem and Axis established a preliminary co-marketing agreement to put select Meristem products to work in Ohio farm fields. The success of the initial program has led to the creation of a broader strategic alliance where Axis will distribute the entire Meristem portfolio across Ohio.
“I am thrilled to work with Nathan Louiso and Axis Seeds in Ohio. Nathan’s track record of customer service and agronomic excellence is unmatched,” said Mitch Eviston, president of Meristem Crop Performance. “Together Meristem and Axis can bring yield optimizing solutions direct to farm businesses to drive out wasteful expenses caused by an antiquated crop input retail and distribution system.”
Meristem and Axis look forward to formally engaging with farmers and kicking off their new relationship at Farm Science Review 2019.