Jan 17, 2023Meristem names new Midwest account manager
Caleb Miller, an experienced ag account professional and seed rep, has joined Meristem Crop Performance Group LLC.
As an account manager for the crop input company, Miller will work in Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.
“Caleb Miller is a service-oriented expert at helping farmers get solid crop production results,” Mitch Eviston, Meristem’s founder and CEO, said in a news release. “Caleb’s crop input and seed background really helps him carry out his passion for serving farmers. We are excited to gain the value of his experience as we continue to add to our all-star team and grow our Meristem business.”
Miller grew up near LaCrosse, Wisconsin, where his family ran a small hobby farm and his father worked for Winfield United, a manufacturer and distributor of seeds and crop protectants. He noted how he was drawn into an ag career at an early age by watching how his dad worked with farmers.
“I used to ride along with him when he would have meetings with growers and look at fields,” Miller said in the release. “I guess that’s when I really began to love agriculture. It’s very much in my blood now.”
After earning a degree in soils and crop science from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, Wisconsin, Miller interned with Allied Cooperative and worked in various agronomic positions there for six years. He was also a district sales manager for Jung Seed Genetics, a Bayer regional brand in Wisconsin.
“Helping farmers make good choices that help them become more profitable is part of my personal mission,” Miller said in the release. When longtime friend Izaak Rathke encouraged him to consider working for Meristem, Miller said he was excited by what he saw in the products and organization.
“These biologicals are the way of the future,” Miller said. “Meristem is built on personal relationships with growers as well as each other on the team: you really get that smaller company feel. You can tell right away that this group cares about farmers and customer service.”
Miller and his wife live near New Lisbon, Wisconsin.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Meristem is one of the fastest-growing crop input companies in America, according to the release. Meristem sources, formulates, licenses and distributes crop inputs to farmers so farm businesses can make the most of their infrastructure and intellectual property investments and better compete in the global agricultural marketplace, according to the release.