January 18, 2021

Archives for October 2020

MaxYield Continues Lakota Hunting with Heroes Support

Bernie Becker accepts MaxYield’s contribution to Lakota Hunting with Heroes. MaxYield annually pays for the transportation expenses for active and retired servicemen and women from Camp Lejeune’s Wounded Warrior Battalion to attend a weekend of hunting and healing in North Iowa.

Bernie Becker, co-founder of Lakota Hunting with Heroes, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, recently accepted a contribution totaling $2500 from MaxYield Cooperative.

Hunting with Heroes provides pheasant and duck hunting on land near Lakota, IA to combat injured active-duty and recently retired and combat wounded service members.  Since its inception 10 years ago, the core of the roster has been made up of U.S. Marines from the Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp Lejeune, NC.

The contribution from MaxYield Cooperative will pay the ground transportation expenses of the service members to travel to Iowa for the event, which is held each November during the week of Veteran’s Day.

MaxYield’s donation has been critical in creating a safe, yet engaging event, said Becker. “This year’s Hunting with Heroes event will take a different form. The pheasant and duck hunt with the visiting service members will continue with precautions that will protect our local and visiting Veterans. Though we cannot hold our appreciation banquet like normal, we look forward to honoring all local veterans on November 11th with a very special event in Lakota.  We have some exciting plans to shut down main street in Lakota from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. for a drive through patriotic display and to hand out free Thanksgiving meal kits to veterans and widows of veterans.”

“MaxYield has been involved with Hunting with Heroes since its inception and we continue to be a proud supporter of this event,” stated Chad Meyer, MaxYield client relations/communications leader. “The benefit Hunting with Heroes provides the servicemen and women who visit Iowa is amazing and humbling. The recognition and appreciation of our local veterans, spouses and widows receive during the event is something that we are proud to be associated with.”

 

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 and www.FromTheField.com.

 

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!