January 25, 2021

Archives for May 2020

MaxYield Cooperative Contributes Funds towards Emmet County 4-H Membership Dues

Sidney Riemenschneider, county youth coordinator, recently accepted a contribution from MaxYield Cooperative that will decrease the cost of 4-H for members in the county.

MaxYield Cooperative recently contributed $1890 towards the membership dues for Emmet County 4-H members. The check was presented to Sidney Riemenschneider, county youth coordinator, on May 28. The funds will pay $10 of the $35 state dues for 4-H members in the county. This membership provides members them with opportunities to participate in conferences, workshops, community service and many other worthwhile projects.

“We are thrilled to continue our support of local 4-H,” said Chad Meyer, MaxYield client relations/communications leader. “We want to make 4-H an affordable youth program for local families, especially families that have multiple children enrolled. Also, by paying a portion of each 4-H member’s enrollment fee, we are able to continue our mission of supporting 4-H so that each member benefits.”

The cooperative contributes nearly $13,000 to 4-H in seven Iowa counties annually.

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

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.

Klemme Grain Project Takes Shape

Site preparation has been completed for the construction of the 750,000-bushel grain bin at Klemme.

Excavation began this week for replacement of one tunnel and the main tower foundation.

Not shown in this photo from last week is that the concrete contractor began setting bin forms and estimates all concrete work will be complete by end of June.

Millwrights will be installing the dump pits and wet holding bin reclaims while concrete work is being done.


Concrete Work Completed at Belmond Project

The 750,000-bushel bin at MaxYield’s Belmond location reached a milestone recently as all concrete work for this project has been completed.

These photos show the pouring of the concrete floor late last week. Since these photos all concrete was finished.

The installation of the grain bin is slated to begin yet this week.

Though many of the crops that were planted recently would welcome a nice rain shower, the mostly dry weather has benefited MaxYield’s construction projects this spring.



Britt Grain Bin Project Nears Completion

The completion of the 750,000-bushel grain bin at our Britt location continues at a fast pace.

To date, the bin is constructed, fans are attached to the bin and we anticipate that conveyor used to fill the bin will be in place by the first week of June.

The installation of the grain reclaim will occur at a later time in the project.

All of the underground electrical work is also completed.

The contractors responsible for constructing the bin use 8-14 days as a rule-of-thumb for time to jack a bin. The Britt project took 15 days to complete, of which three to four they could not work due to weather.


Whittemore Elevator Upgrades Underway

One project that has flown under the radar that will benefit grain clients at our Whittemore location is well underway.

The upgrades to the west elevator at Whittemore began a few weeks ago. In these photos from late last week, contractors have the old distributor and spouting removed from the top of the elevator.

The new equipment is on site and ready to be installed. When completed, this project will speed up grain receiving in Whittemore, benefiting our clients, especially during harvest.

MaxYield’s electrical team will be heavily involved in this project also. The will complete the electrical work including installation of two new leg motors and all new wiring for the legs and distributor.



Construction Progress at MaxYield


Progress at our three grain construction projects continued last week.

In these photos from Thursday, April 30 you can see that the Britt bin project (top photo) is moving along fast. Since this photo was taken more rings have been added.

The middle photo reflects continued focus on site preparation for the 750,000-bushel bin that is going up at Klemme. Soon, crews will be making preparations for pouring the concrete foundation.


At Belmond late last week (bottom photo), the concrete foundation has been poured and crews are packing sand on the bottom of the foundation so that the concrete floor can be poured. It won’t be long and this bin will start taking shape also.