Northside Elevator Teams Up With Meristem Crop Performance 

Published online: Jun 08, 2023 Articles
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Loyal, Wisc. – Northside Elevator, Inc., Loyal, WI, www.northsideelevator.com and Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC (www.meristemag.com), based in Columbus, OH, have announced a new dealership agreement to serve farmers in Central Wisconsin.

Under the new relationship, Northside Elevator will carry the Meristem Crop Performance product line and become Meristem’s ally in helping Wisconsin farmers make the most of every dollar they spend on crop inputs.

“Northside agronomists are professional, knowledgable, well trained, and have the expertise to make the best recommendations for farmers throughout Central Wisconsin,” said Meristem Founder and CEO Mitch Eviston in announcing the agreement. “We are excited to be working with them and know our product toolbox is going to help them help their customers get more bushels and a better ROI (return on investment).

Eric Schneider, Northside’s agronomy business development lead, said working with Meristem is the family-owned company’s next step in bringing a more comprehensive agronomic service to all their customers through their 3600 Consulting program. Northside has recently started operations in Stanley, Wisc. with a new state of the art Northside Agronomy Center which increases their geographic reach of their existing agronomy facility in Loyal.

“We are anticipating the future needs of our agricultural producers,” said Schneider. “Teaming with Meristem Crop Performance will allow us to bring innovation to our customers to help them win every crop season. Meristem’s biotechnology and new delivery systems really fit well with our mission to help our customers gain more yield at an efficient cost per unit.”

Northside Elevator will now add the Meristem product portfolio including RACEREADY seed treatments, HOPPER THROTTLE planter box treatments, REVLINE biologicals and plant growth regulators, TRUTRACK drift control, AQUADRAFT water conditioners and surfactants, UPSHIFT starter fertilizers and HOMESTRETCH micronutrients and foliar nutritionals. Of special interest is EXCAVATOR, powered by MICROBILIZE, a new biological designed to break down tough crop residue and release nutrients faster.

“The addition of Meristem’s portfolio provides the tools needed to meet their goals,” explains Schneider, adding that optimizing production from every acre is critical to a farm’s economic position. “Northside’s team of professional agronomists excel in making tailored recommendations.”

Farmers depend on the land to produce a harvest that feeds people, feeds livestock, and fuels their income, continues Schneider. “Soil conditions, herbicide resistant weeds, and year to year variance in moisture conditions – these are just a few challenges our farm customers need to navigate for success. Northside is here to help them, and now we have more tools to do it.”