Shane Brockhoff Joins Meristem Team As Regional Director, Iowa

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

Published online: Apr 01, 2023 Articles
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Walnut, Iowa – Another leading agronomic professional has joined Meristem Crop Performance, one of the fastest-growing crop input suppliers in America. Shane Brockhoff becomes Meristem’s Regional Director, Iowa.

Brockhoff has deep experience in helping growers boost their profitability with the right products and practices, especially in western Iowa and surrounding states.

“We’re really grateful to have signed up Shane Brockhoff 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 member. “I’m very happy we’ve added Shane to our all-star team and eager to turn him loose in Iowa to serve farmers with our growing portfolio of high-quality products.”

Brockhoff grew up near Walnut, IA, and started working for a neighboring farmer when he was 13 years old. During that time, he decided to make a career in agriculture and enrolled at Iowa State University (ISU), where he earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in agronomy and crop science. “My graduate school work took me deep into soil biology and soil chemistry,” he says. “That’s been very helpful as I work with farmers. I can talk about soil health and break it down into layman’s terms.”

After ISU, he first became a regional seed specialist for Landus Cooperative in Oakland, IA, for several years and then joined AgriGold where he spent nearly 10 years before becoming division sales lead for AgReliant Genetics. He says Meristem’s products and approach intrigued him.

“I’m a high-yield geek,” he laughs. “I love working with farmers to gain every edge possible to get a better ROI (return on investment) from every acre. Meristem is a great fit for me. They are very intentional about cutting waste in the distribution channel and developing technology to help growers make the most of biologicals. Their patented BioCapsule Technology is a great example.”

Brockhoff and his wife Lacey have six children – five daughers and a son – and reside near Walnut, where they also assist Lacey’s parents in their farm operation.

“In my work with farmers, I focus on optimizing the genetics of every seed they plant,” said Brockhoff. “That’s what has drawn me to Meristem Crop Performance. They have products that are helping farmers make the most of every seed, and with every pass those farmers make through the field all season long.”

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