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Merschman Seed and Merschman Fertilizer
West Point, IA
Customer since 1995


Why I chose agriculture

I was a controller for a Sears store when my wife’s father, Bill Merschman, wanted to hire a full-time accountant, as well as install a computer-based billing and accounting system. I had computer installation experience at Sears, and it was a good opportunity to become part of a solid company. It also allowed us to set down roots for raising a family.

Our business approach

Our customers’ success will create our success. We plan sustainable growth thinking about decisions with a long-term perspective.

The future of our operation

My son is part of the third generation in the company. That gives continuity to the operation going into the future. With the collaborations we have, we are poised to be one of the best connected mid-sized seed companies.

What I enjoy about our business

We’ve seen significant growth since I joined the family business and it’s really meaningful to be a part of that.

Why we work with FCSAmerica

Just like us, they are all ag. They understand the ups and downs and are large enough to take care of our needs and to structure finances for our business. We really like the perspective they bring and the ability to benchmark the ag economy climate. The people are very responsive and proactive, and the behind-the-scenes people are just outstanding.

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