October 31, 2014


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...]

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MaxYield is on a Mission

People sometimes ask us what we look for in a MaxYield team member. Imagine the kind of person you’d want in your own business. You’d probably want a fast learner who can take the initiative and handle important jobs with very little supervision. You’d also likely look for a … [Read More...]

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Palo Alto County 4-H Membership Dues Decreased

MaxYield Cooperative presented Palo Alto County Extension and Outreach with a contribution aimed at decreasing the cost of enrollment in 4-H youth programs. “We are continuing our support of local 4-H and our commitment to our youth,” said Chad Meyer, MaxYield Client Relations … [Read More...]

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Got Propane?

Big Changes Can Impact the Supplies You Need, When You Need Them We won’t soon forget last winter, when propane prices soared to more than $5 per gallon. A number of recent events have severely tested the capacity of the propane delivery system, and we want to give you a … [Read More...]

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Local Women Participate in Farm Transition Course

Area women wanting to learn more about transition planning benefited from participating in Managing for Today and Tomorrow which is an Annie’s Project Course. Creating a transition plan to make sure a farm continues as a productive, agricultural business can be challenging. … [Read More...]

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Lakota Hunting with Heroes Receives Airfare Contribution

Sheryll Denney, MaxYield-Lakota Team Leader presents Bernie Becker with a contribution for the Lakota “Hunting with Heroes” project. The contribution will pay the airfare to fly the soldiers to Iowa for the event in November. “Hunting with Heroes” provides a pheasant hunting … [Read More...]