May 19, 2019

Archives for May 2019

MaxYield Supports Palo Alto County Honor Flight Vets

Recently several donors gathered at the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg to wish these Palo Alto County veterans well on their May 11th Honor Flight to Washington DC. MaxYield is proud to provide financial support to help make it happen! Present at the ceremony were…

Front Row: (from left) Terry Chamberlain, VFW Post #2295 Commander, Jerry Dillon, Jack Kibbie, May 11 Honor Flight Vets John VanOosbree (US Army, Vietnam), Gerald Theesfeld (US Army, Vietnam) and Ray Christian (US Army, Vietnam); Bill Ortman, Larry Herbers and Wayne Turck.

Back Row: Wild Rose Representatives Molly Nerem, Katrina Williams and Zach Stewart; Chuck Roberts, Wild Rose General Manager Steve Cody, Emmetsburg Mayor Myrna Heddinger; and Diane Streit, MaxYield Cooperative Representative.

Thank you to the Emmetsburg Reporter/Democrat for the photo!


No Grain Deliveries to MaxYield Algona May 20-June 3

MaxYield Cooperative in Algona will not be taking grain deliveries May 20th through June 3rd due to elevator scale renovations and cannot take grain during this time.

They expect to resume normal grain deliveries on June 4th.

Please call 295-2741 for more details. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we improve grain receiving at Algona.

Keep on Truckin’…MaxYield’s AJ More featured in Farm News

MaxYield’s AJ More was recently featured in the transportation feature in Farm News. To learn more about AJ’s solutions-based approach to his career at MaxYield…check out the story below…

LP driver AJ More named Solutions Provider of the Year
May 13, 2019
By Darcy Dougherty Maulsby – Farm News staff writer ( , Farm News

SUPERIOR -To say the frigid, snowy, brutal winter of 2019 was rough is an understatement, especially for a liquid propane (LP) delivery driver like AJ More, who works for MaxYield Cooperative. That’s why it seemed appealing to stay home and skip MaxYield’s annual team-member appreciation weekend in West Des Moines on February 9.

True to his nature, however, More just kept on trucking and attended the event. When he was named MaxYield’s Solutions Provider of the Year, he was stunned. “It was an unexpected honor,” said More, who is based out of MaxYield’s Superior location. “I was truly humbled.”

More is like the Swiss army knife of the Superior location, thanks to his diverse skills as an LP/gas delivery driver and a custom applicator in agronomy. It all started in January 2014 when he was hired by The Andersons, Inc., which previously owned MaxYield’s Superior location.

“I applied for an applicator job, but the manager said they really need an LP driver,” said More, who likes both jobs. “My wife and I had a newborn baby, so I figured LP delivery might be a better fit.”

It turned out More would have the chance to do both jobs after the Superior location became part of MaxYield in 2016. “MaxYield lets you handle a wide variety of jobs and use your talents,” More said. “I like the variety of my work, since there are different things to do throughout the year.”

To read the full story, head over to



New Refined Fuel Trailer Added to Fleet

One of the newest members of MaxYield’s fleet arrived recently and is already making a positive impact on the cooperative’s operations.

This new refined fuel trailer will shine in the sun, but it’s not all sparkle for this workhorse. It can really get the work done!

With its increased capacity and auxiliary lift axles on both the tractor and trailer, this rig can haul up to 9000 gallons of diesel fuel or up to 10,300 gallons of gasoline per trip, which increases efficiency for our transportation team.

Josh Seaman, who spends most of his time operating this tractor-trailer combination, hauls refined fuels from terminals to our bulk storage facilities, our Cenex stores, Cardtrol locations and direct to the farm.

We annually invest in upgrading facilities, technology and rolling stock. This trailer is one example of investing in increased efficiency and less trips down the road.

You can learn more about MaxYield at and more about our energy solutions at

MaxYield Participates in GTRA STEM Festival

We had fun interacting with students at the STEM Festival held recently at the Graettinger Terrill Community School District.

Kristen Ruppert and Jeannie Lawrence provided our display that featured hands on sensory activities of grinding corn into corn meal from early Native Americans to modern times.

Demonstrating the many uses of corn today was a big hit with the students!