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Archives for February 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Davenport Elevator

Davenport elevator in WB compAs we shared last week, West Bend Elevator’s roots originate on the south side of the tracks in West Bend.

On the north side, sat the Davenport Elevator Company.

Ultimately, the property on the north side was purchased by West Bend Elevator, and the cooperative’s expansion was under way!

In this photo you can see remnants of what our West Bend location looks like today. The scale sits next where the feed mill once stood and where the remaining bag feed warehouse sit today. The brick office in West Bend would sit to the left of the buildings shown.

So far, we have not found the exact date or year the purchase of Davenport Elevator took place.

Do you know? If you have the answer, or some clues, please share them with Chad Meyer at 515-887-7211, 800-383-0003, or cmeyer@maxyieldcoop.com.


MaxYield Show Feed Clinic – March 5th

Feed Clinic 2015You are invited to join us Thursday, March 5th from 6:00pm-8:00pm for MaxYield’s Show Feed Clinic at the Garner Pizza Ranch.

What: MaxYield Show Feed Clinic
When: Thursday, March 5th, 2015, 6:00 PM (Meal Provided)
Where: Garner Pizza Ranch, Garner, IA
Who: All FFA and 4-H members, Leaders, and Parents from any county are encouraged to attend.
Why: With Spring right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about those fair projects and what we will be feeding them. Please join us for our 2015 Spring show feed clinic at the Garner Pizza Ranch.

Please RSVP by March 4th to Eric Malek (515-341-1230)

Download flyer (PDF): MaxYield Show Feed Clinic

MaxYield Supports Emmet County 4-H

Marcy Sander, county youth coordinator accepts a contribution from MaxYield that will decrease the cost of 4-H enrollment in Emmet County.

Marcy Sander, county youth coordinator accepts a contribution from MaxYield that will decrease the cost of 4-H enrollment in Emmet County.

MaxYield Cooperative announced recently that they are continuing their commitment to Emmet County 4-H members and clubs by decreasing the cost of enrollment in the youth program.

“We are continuing our support of local 4-H clubs and our commitment to 4-H,” said Chad Meyer, MaxYield Client Relations Director. “Recently, we presented a contribution for $10.00 per 4-H member in order to decrease the cost of 4-H membership.”

Meyer said the cooperative has two goals in providing the program. “First, we want to make 4-H an affordable youth program for local families. Secondly, by paying a portion of each 4-H member’s enrollment fee, we are able to continue our mission in supporting 4-H so that each member benefits.”

The cooperative contributed $1690 to Emmet County Extension.

“We believe that 4-H is one of the cornerstones in developing youth and 4-H provides an excellent foundation to build strong families in this area. 4-H also provides a great way for young people to learn more about agriculture and its exciting future,” commented Meyer.

MaxYield Cooperative is a local farmer-owned cooperative serving members and clients in northern Iowa, southern Minnesota and eastern Michigan. Founded in 1915, MaxYield Cooperative is headquartered in West Bend, Iowa. More information about the cooperative can be found online at www.MaxYieldCooperative.com.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Main Street Grain Delivery, 1947

Untitled-2 cropped2 (1024x630) MaxYield Cooperative traces its roots back to the date of the first stockholders meeting, held April 6, 1915, when it was founded as West Bend Elevator Company.

This is one of the earliest known photos in our archives. The caption reads, “All sorts of vehicles line the streets of West Bend to wait their turn to unload soybeans at the West Bend Elevator Co.” Photo was taken during harvest in 1947.

Then, West Bend Elevator was located on the south side of the railroad tracks in West Bend, with scale entrance right off main street.

A few years later, West Bend Elevator purchased the Davenport Elevator Co., which sat on the north side of the tracks and became home to what is now our West Bend location.

As we celebrate 100 years at MaxYield, we are thankful to the members, clients and team members that helped build this cooperative. We are thankful for each one of you!

Photo and caption clipped from the West Bend Journal, Centennial Edition, in the year 1956.



Ag Scholarship Deadline Nears

REMINDER::::>>> applications for MaxYield Cooperative’s ag scholarship program are due March 2, 2015.

We will award up to six $1000 scholarships to students pursuing degrees in agriculture.

Full details, and applications, are available online at www.MaxYieldCoop.com/scholarships.

Good luck!

Gary Anderson Honored at Retirement Coffee

Gary Anderson retirment (1024x680)Gary Anderson was recognized last week for his years of service at MaxYield’s Mallard location.

Anderson recently retired from working in the grain department in Mallard.

Many teammates, clients and family members joined in honoring him for his dedicated service.

Ryan Stokes, Mallard location leader, presented Gary with a retirement gift at the event.

We wish Gary well in the next chapter of his life!




Cenex Warranty Offers the WOW Factor

20090423_farmers_443 compWhen we hosted 25 Brazilian visitors at MaxYield Cooperative in August, the farmers were wowed when they heard about the Cenex® Total Protection Plan® for farm equipment. As the Brazilians peppered us with questions, they couldn’t believe what they were hearing.

“What really jumped out at them was how valuable the Cenex warranty is,” said Chad Besch, MaxYield’s energy team leader. Here’s what we told them:

• The Cenex Total Protection Plan is the best warranty in agriculture. It covers the engine, drive train, and diesel injection systems on new and used agricultural equipment.
• The warranty extends protection beyond your equipment manufacturer’s warranty. It is available for a wide variety of new and used farm equipment, including tractors, combines, and telehandlers.
• The new warranty will cover the engine, transmission, and differential, while the used warranty applies only to the engine in combines and tractors.
• There is no deductible.
• The warranty requires no operator burden of proof.
• The warranty covers all the moving parts of the engine.

When you sign up for the warranty program and use Cenex oils and premium Ruby Fieldmaster®, you can get coverage for the diesel injectors and the diesel pump.

• All Cenex Total Protection Plan warranties include periodic maintenance reminders to help keep your equipment in top condition. They also help you avoid downtime through a LubeScan™ fluid sample report that provides insight into your engine’s condition.“If the LubeScan shows that copper levels are continuing to rise, for example, you know you’ve got a bearing going out,” said Mark Collins, a MaxYield energy solutions specialist.
• The warranty is fully transferable, at no extra cost.
• When you invest $299 in the Cenex warranty for new equipment, you get $200 worth of coupons for Cenex products. When you invest $399 in the warranty for used equipment, you get $200 worth of coupons for Cenex products. This is a one-time-only payment for each warranty.

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Think of the Cenex warranty as a no-fault insurance policy that keeps you in the fields when there’s work to be done. Whether you buy new or used equipment, you won’t find a better way to protect your investment.

For more information, or to request a warranty application, contact your MaxYield energy solutions specialist or call MaxYield’s Energy Central at 866-711-7282. ■