October 25, 2020

Archives for October 2020

Iowa Agriculture Brought to North Central Iowa Students with MaxYield Cooperative Contribution

GARNER, IA – MaxYield Cooperative recently presented a donation of $500 to North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom (NCIAC), a non-profit organization serving north Iowa schools by offering

North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom Program Director Brenda Mormann accepts a $500 donation from MaxYield Cooperative. The funds will be used in fulfilling the organization’s mission of educating students on Iowa agriculture.

staff and resources to teach students about Iowa agriculture. By way of contributions and donations, NCIAC is equipped to offer Ag Education Weeks, farm tours, lesson plans, and virtual farm visits to students in nine Iowa counties at no cost to schools.

“Agriculture literacy is an important layer in securing a bright future for Iowa agriculture, and it’s important that education begins at a young age,” stated Emily Campbell, talent recruitment and communications specialist at MaxYield Cooperative. “Brenda and the team with North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom do a phenomenal job of developing and implementing lessons for local students to learn about and experience many types of agriculture in our state, and MaxYield is happy to support this curriculum.”

More information about NCIAC is available at http://www.nciagintheclassroom.org/.

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

Palo Alto County 4-H Membership Dues Reduced by Contribution from MaxYield Cooperative

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Palo Alto County staff members accept a donation from MaxYield Cooperative totaling $1400. From Left to Right: Jody Leuer, Office Assistant; Julie Naig, County Youth Coordinator; Beth Frankenstein, Region 2 Director; Roberta Hersom, Extension Council Treasurer. The funds will cover $10 of every Palo Alto County 4-H member’s annual dues.

EMMETSBURG, IA – MaxYield Cooperative recently contributed $1400 towards the membership dues for Palo Alto County 4-H members. The check was presented to Julie Naig, Palo Alto County Youth Coordinator, and other ISU Extension and Outreach staff on October 6th during National 4-H Week. The funds will pay $10 of the $35 state dues for 4-H members in the county. This membership not only allows students to showcase and compete with their projects at the Palo Alto County Fair and Iowa State Fair, it also provides them with opportunities to participate in conferences, workshops, and community service.

“MaxYield Cooperative recognizes the value that 4-H brings, not only to the youth that participate but also to our communities,” explained Emily Campbell, talent recruitment and communications specialist at MaxYield Cooperative. “Being a 4-H alumna myself, I know that the members of Palo Alto County 4-H will be the next generation of leaders that impacts the world. MaxYield is proud to assist the next generation of leaders in growing as 4-Hers by easing the financial obligation of the families of Palo Alto County’s 140 members.”

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

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

Tim Fuoss Announces Retirement from MaxYield Cooperative

Tim Fuoss is pictured with Jeff Bonnstetter (right), West Bend Shop Team Leader. Tim was presented a stainless steel MaxYield cooler as a token of appreciation for his 17 years of service to the cooperative.

Tim Fuoss, maintenance team member at MaxYield’s West Bend Tires and Service Center/Shop, has announced his retirement from the cooperative. Tim has worked in and around the shop throughout his 17-year career with the cooperative, and has been dubbed by Jeff Bonnstetter (West Bend Shop Team Leader) as his “right-hand man”. His last day with MaxYield is October 2, 2020.

MaxYield Cooperative is thankful for Tim’s many years of service. In his retirement, Tim is looking forward to traveling, including an Alaskan cruise. He will also continue to farm. Best wishes, Tim!