About Us

WELCOME TO AXIS OHIO!

My name is Nathan Louiso, and above is the motto I live by and guarantee you. I grew up in Williamsburg, Ohio, attended The Ohio State University and have been in the seed industry for the entirety of my 16-year career.

Loyalty and customer service are the foundations of my business. Combine that with my understanding of the value of time and the challenges and rewards of running a family business, and you’ll see why working with Axis Ohio is unlike your experience with any other seed company. I genuinely care about the success of my customers, so all my product recommendations are based on what’s best for them—not what’s best for Wall Street. By choosing Axis Ohio, my customers are able to keep their money local while gaining access to top-quality products.

I often get asked, “What was your motivation to start your own company?” In most people’s eyes I had a great job and was very comfortable. What was I thinking? When I joined Axis Seed and started Axis Ohio three years ago, I had a clear vision for what I wanted to do. I created a detailed 5 year business plan and knew in my heart why I decided to take the risk of going out on my own and starting my own company. However, I now realize I did not do a good enough job explaining those reasons to you. Click here to read the 5 reasons I started Axis Ohio, which are the foundation of what we do every day at Axis Ohio.

“FAMILY COMES FIRST. WORK HARD, TREAT PEOPLE FAIRLY AND ALWAYS BE THANKFUL.”

MEET OUR TEAM

Julie Louiso

Julie is an Ohio State graduate with a master’s in finance. Originally from Sabina, Ohio, she was a State FFA officer in 1998. Julie is the operations manager of Louiso Trucking, and also oversees customer service and accounting for Axis Ohio.

Nathan and Julie are the proud parents of Chance and Gavin (twin four-year olds) and Simon (two). Their hope is for their boys to someday be involved in both Axis Ohio and Louiso Trucking. A core family value is paying it forward by giving back to the local community.

Adam Conrad

Adam Conrad is a Certified Crop Advisor and has worked in the seed production industry for eight years both in Ohio and Illinois. Adam joined the Axis Ohio team in October of 2018.

Perry Barnett

Perry Barnett joined Axis Ohio in October of 2020 as our warehouse manager at the Green Camp location, and will transition into a sales role this upcoming summer. Perry lives near Mt. Gilead and has previously been a custom applicator. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our Meristem products.

Garrison Reeves

Garrison Reeves joined Axis Ohio in August of 2021 as a District Sales Manager. Born and raised on a southern Ohio farm, agriculture is a way of life for Garrison. He has managed Ohio seed sales for several regional and national seed brands and manages personal farms in Ohio and Iowa.

Justin Monroe

Justin Monroe is joining the Axis Ohio team this year. He was raised on a small grain farm just north of Richwood, OH. He served through 4-H, FFA, the Air Force at Ellsworth AFB and multiple deployments. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Ag Business from Ohio State ATI, he joined AgriCorps in Ghana. Upon returning to Ohio, he worked the last three years as a part of the family businesses, Monroe Family Farm and Parrott Implement.

WELCOME TO THE AXIS FAMILY

“Nathan is a valuable addition to the Axis Seed brand. We’re impressed by his commitment to family and anticipate the same dedication to his customers. I have no doubt that choosing to work with Nathan will be a worthwhile decision for all involved.”

— BILL BIONDI