November 26, 2014

Join Us for the Annual Meeting December 16

We’re taking a new approach and meeting at a new location for MaxYield Cooperative’s annual meeting, and we hope you can join us. WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 16. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., snacks and refreshments will be served, and the meeting will be called to order at 10 … [Read More...]

Looking at the Up Side of Down

Editors note: MaxYield Cooperative's annual meeting will be held Tuesday, December 16th. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and cookies, the business meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. and conclude prior to 11:00 a.m. MaxYield Cooperative has finished another successful … [Read More...]

Captain James Nash, during the 2013 Hunting with Heroes event.

An open letter to Lakota

Editor’s note: First Lieutenant James Nash was one of the Marines honored during the 2013 Hunting with Heroes weekend. He was invited to the 2014 event. He was unable to make the event, but sent the following letter. MaxYield Cooperative provides the airfare to fly the Marines to … [Read More...]

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Owen Bradley Pottorff accepts an envelope of letters from an Estherville-Lincoln Central student during the fourth annual Hunting With Heroes Veteran Appreciation banquet on Sunday, Nov. 9. Behind him, from left: event organizer Jason Becker, Staff Sgt. Phillip Shockley and Sgt. Ryan Ross.

Giving men of war some peace

MaxYield is a proud supporter of the Hunting with Heroes project that brings Marines from the Wounded Warrior battalion from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, to Lakota, IA for a weekend of hunting, healing and fun. We are honored to provide the airfare to bring these heroes to our … [Read More...]

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R7 Tools Help Troy Watne Unleash the Power of Precision Ag

While Troy Watne is interested in precision ag, he had one big question: Is the technology so complicated that it will be more trouble than it’s worth? “I wanted to see if there’s an easy way to get started,” said Watne, who has farmed full-time near Belmond since 1991. “If … [Read More...]


NEW!! Commercial Applicator Class at Iowa Lakes CC

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Tell a Tale of Agriculture: Karen Schwaller Shares “The Dirt” on Farm Life

“I would rather be on my farm than be the emperor of the world.” —George Washington A farm is a great teacher of life. The lessons learned there cannot be found in any textbook—they can only be experienced. To Karen Schwaller, it’s all “the dirt” there is to know. “I’m … [Read More...]


HEALTHY FOR LIFE: MaxYield Earns “Healthiest Employer” Award

When MaxYield Cooperative started its wellness program in 2011, Kathie Ostrander didn’t care for the idea. “I understood why they were doing it but didn’t want to face my numbers,” said Ostrander, a MaxYield client care leader at Lakota. “After my second year of bad results … [Read More...]