August 13, 2020

MaxYield Director Election Update

This letter was sent to all Class A (voting) members of MaxYield Cooperative in early July. If you have an interest in seeking election to our board of directors, be sure to contact members of the nominating committee or Chad Meyer. Their contact information is listed below. Thank you!

Dear MaxYield Cooperative Members,

The governance process is one of the most important components of your cooperative’s success. The purpose of this letter is to inform our members of the approaching board of director elections and provide who you should contact if you are interested in seeking election to the board in each of the three regions.

In the east region (east of Hwy 169 south of Algona & east of County Road P66 north of Wesley), Jim Black will seek reelection.

In the central region (between Highway 4 & Hwy 169 south of Algona & County Road P66 north of Wesley), David Garrelts is seeking reelection.

In the west region (west of Highway 4), Barry Anderson is seeking re-election.

A nominating committee has been appointed to assist members who wish to seek election to the MaxYield board of directors. Rich Harves from Dickens, Jim Kibbie from Emmetsburg and Dave Eisenman from Britt will be serving as the nominating committee.

If you are interested in seeking election to the MaxYield board, please contact a member of the nominating committee listed below, or Chad Meyer, client relations/communications leader.

  • Rich Harves, Dickens, IA: 712-260-9874
  • Jim Kibbie, Emmetsburg, IA: 712-260-2025
  • Dave Eisenman, Britt, IA: 641-203-9152
  • Chad Meyer; client relations/communications leader, 515-200-5115, cmeyer@maxyieldcoop.com.

We welcome new candidates to run for the board and encourage you to consider this opportunity. To be considered, candidates must:

  • Be a Class “A” member.
  • No criminal record (felonies)
  • A good credit history with MaxYield
  • History of a reasonable amount of business with MaxYield

The deadline to declare your intention to run for the board is August 15, 2020.

Sincerely,

Howard Haas          

Board Chairman

MaxYield Facilitates Contribution to Emmet County UDMO

Jessica Gosh, outreach specialist at Upper Des Moines Outreach in Emmet County, accepted a $1500 contribution from CoBank’s Sharing Success grant program. Chad Meyer, client relations/communications leader at MaxYield Cooperative assisted with the presentation.

ESTHERVILLE – MaxYield Cooperative recently presented the Upper Des Moines Outreach (UDMO) in Emmet County, located in Estherville, with a contribution of $1500 from CoBank. The funds will be used to assist families in need in the county.

Chad Meyer, client relations/communications leader at MaxYield, presented the checks to UDMO.

“MaxYield Cooperative is proud facilitate CoBank’s assistance to the Upper Des Moines Outreach. They are committed to helping families that need assistance in Emmet County, particularly those that may be in a crisis situation,” said Meyer. “This organization is committed to lending a hand to those that need help and we are happy to aid in their mission.”

The funds were provided through CoBank’s “Sharing Success” program, which provides contributions through cooperatives to local nonprofit organizations. CoBank provides loans, leases, and financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.

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

Progress at our Klemme location is much more visible the last several days.

The concrete foundation of the 105’ diameter 750,000-bushel bin is near completion.

Work will continue to form up the bin floor the coming days.

Among other parts of the project, also under construction is the elevator leg tower and the base for the new grain dryer.

The project is expected to be completed in time for 2020 fall harvest.

Belmond Grain Project Update

From the road, it’s hard to tell that much has changed at our Belmond grain receiving location in terms of the grain bin project that’s underway.

Over the last couple weeks, crews have continued working on the inside of the bin on grain reclaim equipment and the installation of fans on the bin.

When completed, this 750,000-bushel bin will speed up grain receiving in Belmond along with consolidating our grain operations to be more efficient for our members and clients.

The Belmond project is one of three large-scale grain construction projects undertaken by MaxYield Cooperative in 2020.

MaxYield and CoBank Contribute Funds to Meservey Fire Department

Christine Sandry, secretary/ treasurer for the Meservey Fire & Rescue Foundation, accepts contributions of $2500 from MaxYield Cooperative and matching funds in the same amount from CoBank.

MaxYield Cooperative recently contributed $2500 plus $2500 in matching funds from CoBank’s Sharing Success program to the Meservey Fire & Rescue Foundation. The contributions, presented to Christine Sandry, secretary and treasurer for the Meservey Fire & Rescue Foundation June 22nd, will assist the department in updating turnout lockers at the fire station.
“MaxYield Cooperative is proud to support our local fire and rescue entities and also to facilitate CoBank’s assistance to the Meservey Fire Department,” said Chad Meyer, client relations/communications leader at MaxYield. “The Meservey Fire Department is a cornerstone of the community and supports several initiatives, including the annual Fourth of July fireworks. We are happy to help in upgrading the turnout lockers for the department.”

The matching funds were provided through CoBank’s “Sharing Success” program, which provides contributions through cooperatives to local nonprofit organizations. CoBank provides loans, leases, and financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.

 

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

Missy Hall (left), program coordinator and Kelly Grandgeorge, office manager, recently accepted a contribution from MaxYield Cooperative that will decrease the cost of 4-H for members in Wright County.

MaxYield Cooperative recently contributed $1300 towards the membership dues for Wright County 4-H members. The check was presented to Missy Hall, program coordinator and Kelly Grandgeorge, office manager, on June 22. The funds will pay $10 of the $35 state dues for 4-H members in the county. This membership provides members 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.

CoBank Contributes Funds to The Grotto of the Redemption

WEST BEND, IOWA, June 4 – MaxYield Cooperative made a contribution of $2000 on behalf of CoBank to The Grotto of the Redemption. The check, presented to Marketing & PR Coordinator Andy Milam on June 4th, will assist The Grotto in updating the shrine’s men’s restrooms. The updates to the restrooms will make them more aesthetically pleasing and allow for easier sanitation.

Andy Milam, Marketing and PR Coordinator for The Grotto of the Redemption accepts a contribution of $2000 from CoBank, presented by Emily Campbell, Talent Recruitment and Communications Specialist at MaxYield Cooperative.

“MaxYield Cooperative is proud facilitate CoBank’s assistance to The Grotto of the Redemption in updating and improving their facilities,” said Emily Campbell, Talent Recruitment and Communications Specialist at MaxYield. “The Grotto is a valued and prominent feature in our community that brings many visitors to West Bend each year, and we are happy to aid in upgrading the landmark’s amenities.”

The funds were provided through CoBank’s “Sharing Success” program, which provides contributions through cooperatives to local nonprofit organizations. CoBank provides loans, leases, and financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.

Belmond Grain Bin Project Update

Over the last couple of weeks significant progress has been made at our Belmond grain receiving facility.

The 750,000-bushel bin has been completed and crews are now working on the inside of the bin, completing that phase of project.

One of the next steps in the future will be to construct the conveyance and grain reclaim equipment to the bin.

 

 

 

Klemme Grain Facility Construction Update

More progress of our grain facility upgrade project at our Klemme location is showing this week.

With the dirt work and site preparation completed for the 750,000-bushel grain bin, construction crews are building the forms to start concrete work on the grain bin itself.

The concrete pad that will support the elevator leg tower was completed this week, shown in the last photo. It’s completion makes way for pouring concrete for the bin foundation and floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.