December 11, 2019

Archives for December 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

As a farmer-owned cooperative founded in 1915, MaxYield Cooperative is committed to being your solutions provider and supporter of our communities.

During this holiday season, we thank each of our members and clients for their faith and trust in us. We wake up every day committed to helping make your operation successful and our communities stronger.

This video from cooperative partner Land O’Lakes, titled “The Farmer,” offers a reminder just how important the work of the ag community and especially our farmers is. Thank you!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from MaxYield Cooperative!

 

MaxYield Continues Emmet County 4-H Support

Sara Preston, office assistant; Britney Rosburg, program director; and Morgan Matthews, County Youth Coordinator, accept MaxYield Cooperative’s contribution to decrease the cost of 4-H in Emmet County.

Sara Preston, office assistant; Britney Rosburg, program director; and Morgan Matthews, County Youth Coordinator, accept MaxYield Cooperative’s contribution to decrease the cost of 4-H in Emmet County.

West Bend, IA: 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 over $1600 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.

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 or www.FromtheField.com.

 

 

 

 

MaxYield Co-op Holds 102nd Annual Meeting

MaxYield Cooperative® held its 102nd Annual Meeting Wednesday, December 14th at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum in Algona, IA.

MaxYield CEO Keith Heim, filling in for board chairman Howard Haas, called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.

During the meeting, MaxYield CFO Susan Post discussed the financial results of the cooperative. Highlights of the audited financial report for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2015 included local earnings of $225,855 and total earnings reaching $4.90 million.

Heim, in his remarks to the membership, commented on the tight ag economic environment and its effect on the cooperative’s financials.  “From an income statement perspective, this was the most challenging operating environment we have experienced since the 2007 fiscal year. Large domestic and world grain supplies have been built the past two years putting significant pressure on grain prices and margins,” Heim said.

He went on to say that “Back to back large U.S. crops in 2015 and 2016 has also contributed to the build of these large grain reserves. These fundamentals have production agriculture and agri-business in a tighter operating environment for the third consecutive year in 2016. This has shown across the entire agricultural landscape.”

Heim also discussed the even with the tight ag economy, MaxYield Cooperative enjoys a strong balance sheet. “The continued financial strength of your cooperative has allowed us to invest over $38 million in facilities and equipment since 2008, an average of $4.3 million per year. Our strong balance sheet also allowed MaxYield to be in position to capitalize on the recent acquisition of seven locations in Northwest Iowa, previously owned by The Anderson’s, Inc.”

Board vice chairman David Garrelts of Emmetsburg announced the results of the director election. Eric Marchand or Britt, Toddy Meyer from Everly and Jim Wirtz of West Bend were reelected to serve three year terms.

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 or www.FromtheField.com.

 

 

 

 

Ag Scholarships from MaxYield

Preparing the next generation of agriculture leaders

Creating opportunities for the future leaders of agriculture and our communities is something MaxYield Cooperative is passionate about. That’s why we annually provide scholarship opportunities for students pursuing ag and business degrees. Applicants must also be clients of MaxYield, or the dependent of a MaxYield client.

Apply now for one of up to six $1000 ag scholarships.

Applications are available at area high schools, local community colleges, and any MaxYield Cooperative location. More information and the applications are also available here:

Ag Scholarship Application – 2017