Under the new relationship, Lott and his business, Steve Lott Farms and Services, will carry the Meristem Crop Performance product line and become Meristem’s ally in helping Michigan farmers make the most of every dollar they spend on crop inputs.
“Steve Lott is known in Central Michigan for providing a variety of services that help farmers he works with win more consistently, season after season,” said Mitch Eviston, Meristem Founder and CEO, in announcing the agreement. “We’re excited to be able to come alongside to help him serve those farmers and also gain from his field experience as we add new products.”
Lott, born and raised on a dairy farm in Ingham County, has spent his life in different aspects farming, working as a beef/dairy herdsman as well as a custom owner/operator. Steve Lott Farms now provides a wide range of custom farming and land management services, including tiling, geo-referenced soil testing, custom application, farm services and field work.
“By adding Meristem Crop Performance, we will be able to further customize what we bring to every grower we serve and make the drive toward improving farmer ROI (return on investment) even more comprehensive,” he said. “In today’s world, a cookie-cutter approach to crop production does not maximize profitability.”
Steve Lott Farms and Services 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.
“I think I’ve planted, sprayed and harvested between 1000-4500 acres for the last 25 years,” Lott said. “I am fortunate to own several parcels and rent ground, too. As a fourth-generation farmer, I’m committed to being a good stewardship and the idea of leaving every field better than I found it.”
Stewardship, Lott explained, is another reason Meristem is a good fit for his operation. “This Meristem team is focused on bringing innovative technology to market to help you make the most of every acre and every trip you make through the field,” he says. “That’s what our team is about, too: Helping growers raise more bushels at less cost for each unit of that yield.”
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Author: Matt Hopkins