November 24, 2020

Archives for March 2020

Leadership Books Provided to Garner Hayfield-Ventura FFA

MaxYield’s Eric Malek presented the GHV Iowa River FFA chapter with the leadership book You Are Destined for Greatness recently. Joining Malek are chapter president Caleb Turek and chapter advisor Bob Baumgard (far right).

MaxYield Cooperative recently presented the Garner Hayfield-Ventura Iowa River FFA chapter officers with the book, You Are Destined for Greatness recently. Authored and signed by Aaron Putze of Waukee, a past member/president of the West Bend-Mallard Hawkeye FFA, the book offers inspiring insights for aspiring leaders wanting to be their best.

The book contains hundreds of real-life perspectives shared by more than two dozen leaders, many with deep roots in Iowa, agriculture and food – from U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad and Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen to Miriam Erickson Brown of AE Dairy and Hy-Vee’s Randy Edeker.

“MaxYield understands that today’s agricultural business is a highly competitive, global marketplace,” said Chad Meyer, client relations/communications leader at the local cooperative. “Success for the next generation of ag leaders is about being a better person and giving back to your school and community. Today more than ever, leadership matters.”

MaxYield has donated books to multiple FFA chapters in northwest Iowa.

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 25 locations and three Cenex convenience stores in Iowa. MaxYield also provides grain origination and accounting services for three Iowa feed mills. For more information, visit MaxYield online at www.MaxYieldCoop.com and www.FromTheField.com

Belmond Grain Bin Project Underway

With the weather turning favorable in March, site preparation and dirt work has begun in earnest at our Belmond grain facility.

As announced late last fall, MaxYield’s board of directors approved grain storage expansion projects in Britt, Belmond and Klemme.

The Belmond bin will be 105’ in diameter and provide an additional 725,000 bushels of grain storage.

In addition to providing additional storage, the project will improve efficiency in our grain handling operations in Belmond, benefiting our members, clients and cooperative.

 

 

Britt Grain Bin Project Continues

 

Favorable March weather has allowed construction crews to continue progress on the grain storage expansion project at our Britt location.

Last fall site preparation and dirt work was completed, which has allowed crews to form up the base of the project for concrete.

When completed, the bin will be 105’ in diameter and provide an additional much-needed 725,000 bushels of grain storage.

 

 

 

 

Marissa Eekhoff Earns Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative announced today that Marissa Eekhoff is a recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

She is the daughter of Ryan and Lori Eekhoff of Britt. Eekhoff will be a 2020 graduate of West Hancock High School and plans to attend Iowa State University in Ames, IA majoring in Animal Science.

MaxYield Cooperative annually makes scholarships available to graduating high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Students completed applications forms answering questions about their career goals and why cooperatives are important to agriculture. They also submitted essays titled “Why I selected agriculture as my career.”

Six $1000 scholarships were awarded by the cooperative.

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

Morgan Schmidt Awarded Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative announced today that Morgan Schmidt is a recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

She is the daughter of Rob and Amanda Schmidt of West Bend. Schmidt will be a 2020 graduate of West Bend Mallard High School and plans to attend Iowa State University in Ames, IA majoring in Ag Studies.

MaxYield Cooperative annually makes scholarships available to graduating high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Students completed applications forms answering questions about their career goals and why cooperatives are important to agriculture. They also submitted essays titled “Why I selected agriculture as my career.”

Six $1000 scholarships were awarded by the cooperative.

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

 

 

Emily Stallman Earns Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative announced today that Emily Stallman is a recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

She is the daughter of Pete and Charlene Stallman of Everly. Stallman will be a 2020 graduate of Hartley Melvin Sanborn High School and plans to attend Northwest Iowa Community College majoring in Ag Business.

MaxYield Cooperative annually makes scholarships available to graduating high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Students completed applications forms answering questions about their career goals and why cooperatives are important to agriculture. They also submitted essays titled “Why I selected agriculture as my career.”

Six $1000 scholarships were awarded by the cooperative.

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

Dayton Brugman Awarded Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative announced today that Dayton Brugman is a recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

He is the son of Dan and Darcy Brugman of Peterson, IA. Brugman is a graduate of Clay Central-Everly High School and is a recent graduate of Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, IA. He currently attends Iowa State University in Ames, IA, majoring in Ag Studies with a minor in Ag Systems Technology and Agronomy. Brugman is now a two-time recipient of MaxYield’s ag scholarship award.

MaxYield Cooperative annually makes scholarships available to graduating high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Students completed applications forms answering questions about their career goals and why cooperatives are important to agriculture. They also submitted essays titled “Why I selected agriculture as my career.”

Six $1000 scholarships were awarded by the cooperative.

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

Brielle Smeby Earns Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative announced today that Brielle Smeby is a recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

She is the daughter of Todd and Tracy Smeby of Klemme, IA. Smeby is a graduate of Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School and attends Iowa State University in Ames, IA, majoring in Animal Science and Ag Business. Smeby is now a two-time recipient of MaxYield’s scholarship award.

MaxYield Cooperative annually makes scholarships available to graduating high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Students completed applications answering questions about their career goals and why cooperatives are important to agriculture. They also submitted essays titled “Why I selected agriculture as my career.”

Six $1000 scholarships were awarded by the cooperative.

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

Letter from CEO Keith Heim

Dear Valued Member and Clients,

By now you have received numerous communications regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how MaxYield Cooperative is responding. First, I want to thank you for your support and for being patient as we navigate our way through these times.

Our values and non-negotiables guide the decisions we make and our top priority has been our employees and clients health and safety while ensuring we can continue to do business. Spring planting, a season that is vital to our clients and cooperative, depends on us being there for the solutions you need. We care for the health and well-being of our team and clients, that’s why we are following this situation closely and have implemented certain restrictions at our locations. Please know that we are working hard to minimize any potential service disruptions and are committed to find new ways to work together where necessary.

We remain open for receiving grain and for making feed, seed/agronomy and energy deliveries and product pickup. Our Cenex stores also remain open and food is available for carry-out.  As you know, effective March 19 we are restricting visitors to our offices to only essential business that cannot be done by phone or electronically. For now, we will be mailing all grain checks and not holding them for pick up at our locations. If you are interested in signing up for checks to be direct deposited or paying your bill via ACH, please call your nearest MaxYield location, they are happy to help.

We encourage you to stay connected with MaxYield. Though we will have some team members working remotely for a while, they are all still accessible by phone and email. Current grain bids and MaxYield location contact information is available by visiting MaxYieldGrain.com. We can also email or text MaxYield grain bids. Be sure to contact your MaxYield location to learn more or to sign up.

We have built MaxYield based upon bringing you solutions and emphasizing relationships. Thank you for hanging in there with us as we made many client service adjustments this week. Most of all, thank you for your business and trust in us! We can’t wait to turn the coffee on and start the popcorn machine when we are past this.

Please do not hesitate to call or email us with any questions you have. We will continue to monitor the situation and remain committed to keeping you informed of any updates.

Wishing all of you a safe and productive spring!

Keith Heim
CEO

Jacey Edlin Awarded Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative announced today that Jacey Edlin is a recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

She is the daughter of Carl and Julie Edlin of Jackson, MN. Edlin is a graduate of Jackson County Central High School and attends South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, majoring in Ag Education & Agricultural Science. This is the second time that Edlin has received MaxYield’s scholarship award.

MaxYield Cooperative annually makes scholarships available to graduating high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Students completed applications forms answering questions about their career goals and why cooperatives are important to agriculture. They also submitted essays titled “Why I selected agriculture as my career.”

Six $1000 scholarships were awarded by the cooperative.

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