April 22, 2019

Archives for June 2016

Jake Baur: Grain Operations Intern

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Meet Jake Baur, MaxYield’s Grain Operations Intern.

Where do you call home?

I grew up in Winterset, Iowa on a row crop and livestock farm. We produce corn, soybeans and previously had a large cow-calf operation.

Where do you go to school, what is your major and why?

I am majoring in Agriculture Systems Technology (AST) at Iowa State University. Growing up on a farm shaped me into a hands-on learner and I developed a special interest in the continually growing field of agricultural technology. With AST I’m able to have hands-on experience and learn more about technology that applies to farmers and how they operate.

How did you hear about MaxYield’s internship program and why did you apply?

I came across MaxYield’s internship program during the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Fair at Iowa State. I applied for the Grain Operations Internship because I wanted to gain experience in the areas of grain handling and grain quality. MaxYield was one of the few companies offering an Internship in this area, so I am excited to be interning with MaxYield this summer.

What are some goals you have during your internship?

During my time at MaxYield I hope to gain experience in grain handling and grain quality. I also hope to gain knowledge of how a full-service cooperative location functions, including everything from the agronomy side to the grain side.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

I like to stay active, especially in the summer. I enjoy biking, playing rugby and training for triathlons. I also like to spend time helping on my family’s farm.

Ryan Anderson: Crop Scouting/ Soil Sampling Intern

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Meet Ryan Anderson, one of MaxYield’s Crop Scouting and Soil Sampling Interns.

Where do you call home?

I grew up near Clarion, Iowa, where my family has a row-crop operation.

Where do you go to school, what is your major and why?

I will be a sophomore at Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Studies. My agricultural background and interests in many different aspects of agriculture led me to Ag Studies. I like how the major covers a wide variety of topics and touches on everything from agronomy to animal science and even the business side of agriculture.

How did you hear about MaxYield’s internship program and why did you apply?

I heard about MaxYield’s internship program from previous MaxYield interns. They told me that they had great experiences at MaxYield and learned a wide variety of skills. I was also hoping to be a part of a full-service cooperative.  This desire and testimonials from experienced interns made me excited about the MaxYield internship program. At the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Fair I talked to Chad Meyer and Diane Streit. After that, I had interviews with my mentor, and now I am a crop scout and soil sampling intern for MaxYield.

What are some goals you have during your internship?

One of my main goals throughout this internship is to gain an overall better understanding of agronomy, from putting the seed in the ground all the way to harvesting. Another goal of mine is to learn and better understand chemical, seed and fertilizer charts and recommendations.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

I enjoy hunting and restoring tractors. I also like to fish, work on our family farm and ride snowmobiles.

Interns Attend the Iowa Cooperative Intern Day

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From left to right: Laura Klaes, Connor Langerman, Celeste Swanson, Shelby Wagner, Riley Kindwall, Ryan Anderson, Jake Baur and Trent Taglauer.

The MaxYield interns recently attended the Iowa Cooperative Intern Day at the Monsanto Learning Center in Huxley, Iowa. They had a great time learning from agricultural professionals about the history and foundation of cooperatives, lessons learned from full time work, and tips and tricks from four cooperative General Managers. The day concluded with an address from Iowa State University’s Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Dr. Wendy Wintersteen.

MaxYield Seed IMCA Northern SportMod Nationals Recap

DSC_0536Late restart opens door for Loque at SportMod Nationals…story from IMCA.com: http://bit.ly/28NJyMO

Logue captures signature win, claims MaxYield Seed SportMod Nationals…story from Globe Gazette: http://bit.ly/28MRFYP

Post-race interview with Jonathon Logue….

Connor Langerman: Crop Scouting/Soil Sampling Intern

20160613_maxyield_172Meet Connor Langerman, one of MaxYield’s Crop Scouting and Soil Sampling Interns.

Where do you call home?

I grew up in Whittemore, Iowa and graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School in Algona, Iowa.

What is your major and why?

I attend South Dakota State University, where I will be a junior in Ag Systems Technology. I chose Ag Systems Technology as a major because I saw the growing potential in this field of work. Technology is progressively changing, especially in the ag field.

How did you hear about MaxYield’s internship program and why did you apply?

I heard about MaxYield from friends who interned with MaxYield and are now full-time team members.  They told me about the internship program and that they liked the company. I thought a MaxYield internship would be a great experience and something I could learn a lot from. So far I have loved the internship and working for MaxYield.

What are some goals you have during your internship?

In my time at MaxYield I hope to learn more about the agronomy side of agriculture. I am looking forward to learning about weed identification and proper chemical application. I have also enjoyed learning about a wide variety of agricultural practices such as strip-till, organic and conventional farming. I hope to continue learning more about both traditional and non-traditional agricultural practices.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

I like to spend time outside and enjoy fishing and hunting. I also enjoy spending time with my family at Lost Island Lake.

MaxYield Cooperative Recognized by Fostoria Fire & Rescue

DSC_0493 (1024x680)FOSTORIA, IA, June 20, 2016 – Kim Kroger and members of the Fostoria Fire & Rescue recently presented MaxYield Cooperative with a plaque in appreciation for their many years of support of the department. Paul Anderson, a member of MaxYield’s grain solutions team, accepted the award on behalf of the cooperative.

“Every year MaxYield presents us with an annual contribution that we put towards new equipment and things that the department can use,” said Kroger. “We greatly appreciate their ongoing support.”

MaxYield annually contributes to fire and rescue departments located within their market area.

About MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative is a member-owned, diversified agricultural cooperative founded in 1915 and is headquartered in West Bend, IA. The cooperative has 24 locations and three Cenex convenience stores in Iowa. MaxYield also provides grain origination and accounting services for two Iowa feed mills. For more information, visit MaxYield online at www.MaxYieldCoop.com.

Riley Kindwall: Crop Scouting/Soil Sampling Intern

20160613_maxyield_224Meet Riley Kindwall, MaxYield’s Crop Scouting and Soil Sampling Intern.

Where do you call home?

I am from Belmond, Iowa where I was active in agriculture with my family.

What is your major and why?

I am currently attending school at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) where I am preparing to transfer to Iowa State University and study Agricultural Business. I have been involved in agriculture my whole life and wanted to learn more about the business aspect of the industry. My background and interests led me to Agricultural Business at Iowa State, and I am excited to see where that major takes me after I graduate.

How did you hear about MaxYield’s internship program and why did you apply?

I learned about MaxYield’s internship program through the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Fair. What differentiated MaxYield from other companies was that they were friendly and took the time to explain the structure of the MaxYield internship program to me. I learned about the duties and responsibilities of the internship, and after talking to Kody Trampel and Chad Meyer, I knew that I would enjoy being a summer intern with MaxYield.

What are some goals you have during your internship?

This summer my main goal is to increase my skills in crop scouting and agronomy. I hope to learn more about weed and insect identification, as well as learning what chemicals to use and how to properly apply the chemical. I am confident that the skills I learn at MaxYield will help me to be more knowledgeable about the agriculture industry as a whole.

What are some of your favorite pastimes?

I enjoy spending time outside, especially hunting and fishing. I also like to shoot trap and I enjoy a good game of golf.

Trent Taglauer: Agronomy Operations Intern

DSC_0507 (2)Meet Trent Taglauer, MaxYield’s Central Region Agronomy Operations Intern.

Where do you call home?

I grew up on a crop and livestock farm near Fairfield, Iowa. We raise corn, soybeans, hay and breeding Red Angus.

What is your major and why?

I am double majoring in Agricultural Business and Agronomy at Iowa State University. My family has a history in Ag Business, and I also have a strong interest in the business aspect of agriculture. Additionally, I enjoy working in the sales area and with clients. I added agronomy as a second major after I had a very successful internship with another co-op. I developed a passion for the co-op system and someday I hope to be a co-op manager.

How did you hear about MaxYield’s internship program and why did you apply?

I heard about MaxYield’s internship program when I met Diane Streit at the College of Ag etiquette dinner at Iowa State. She talked to me about the structure of MaxYield’s internship program and we discussed internship openings. I then met with Diane at the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Fair and went through interviews with Chuck Borman and Gerald Zwiefel. Now I am excited to be MaxYield’s Central Region Agronomy Operations intern.

What are some goals you have during your internship?

During my time at MaxYield I hope to learn more about how a complete co-op runs. I want to expand my knowledge related to turning a field prescription into a product and also learn more about the day-to-day operations of a fertilizer and agronomy plant. While I am with MaxYield I also hope to work with clients and increase my client care skills.

What are some of your favorite pastimes?

I like to be outside and I enjoy going for runs or taking a long drive with the windows down. Much of my free time this summer is spent working on the college summer courses I am taking.

Northern SportMods race for possible $4,000 Britt payday

racing link imageBRITT, Iowa – One of the top-paying events of the season could send the winner of Hancock County Speedway’s Tuesday, June 21 MaxY­ield Seed Northern SportMod Nationals home with as much as $4,000.

The main event for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods pays a minimum of $2,500 to win. Five hun­dred dollar bonuses will be paid if that driver has raced at least six times this season, has perfect attendance and has won a regular sea­son feature at Britt this season.

Payout has been increased throughout the field with the runner-up earning $1,200 and the third-place finisher $1,000. The winner receives a six-foot-tall trophy and minimum of $200 will be paid to start the 24-car feature.

Top two finishers from each heat advance to the $200 to win 10-lap DeKalb/Asgrow Dash to determine the starting lineup for the 30-lap feature.

CHECK - Northern Sport Mod Nationals - 2016Entry fee is $50 if paid by June 15 or $75 after that date. Drivers will not be required to remove their roof for the event.

Also running are Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. All applicable points will be awarded in the sanctioned divisions.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m., the draw closes at 6:30 p.m. and hot laps are at 7 p.m., with racing to follow.

Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Family passes are $40. Pit passes are $25.

Tech-related questions can be directed to Tim Weiland at 641 843-4230. More information about the North­ern SportMod Nationals is available by calling 515 320-0066 or 641 843-9080, and at the www.hcspeedway.com website.

 

UPDATE: MaxYield Seed IMCA SportMod Nationals

racing link imageIMCA Northern SportMod’s will race WITH roofs during the SportMod Nationals June 21 at the Hancock County Speedway, located in Britt.

Recent feedback from drivers brought concerns over safety and the removal of key sponsor logos if the event was held topless. We respect the driver’s feedback and do not want to provide any barriers for competitors to come race with us.

Please help spread the word of the rule change and that we race WITH roofs during the SportMod Nationals.

There are no other changes to the event.

Come race at one of the highest paying IMCA National SportMod event in Iowa! $2500 guaranteed to win, no matter whether you’ve been here this season or not. 30 laps, no pit stop at halfway.

See you in Britt!!