March 29, 2020

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.

MaxYield & Land O’Lakes Foundation Light Whittemore Fire Department Project

Melanie Elbert, MaxYield client care leader, presents the Whittemore Fire Department with a $500 contribution from MaxYield and Land O’Lakes Foundation to improve security lighting at the fire station. Accepting the donations were fire chief Eric Goodman (left) and Brian Goodman, firefighter/EMT.

Whittemore, IA – MaxYield Cooperative recently presented the Whittemore Fire Department with a contribution of $500. The funds will be used to improve the security lighting at the fire station building.

Melanie Elbert, client care leader at MaxYield in Whittemore, presented the checks to fire chief Eric Goodman and firefighter/EMT Brian Goodman.

MaxYield also presented the Whittemore fire department with $500 in matching funds from Land O’Lakes Foundation. Land O’Lakes Foundation helps rural communities prosper by donating resources that develop and strengthen organizations dedicated to Hunger, Education and Community. Since 1997, the Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grants through a variety of giving programs.

“In 2008 MaxYield donated the land that the Whittemore fire station now sits on to the fire department,” said MaxYield client relations & communications leader Chad Meyer. “When the fire department is called in to service, it’s often at night or early in the morning when it’s dark. The new lighting outside the fire station will make it safer for the volunteer fire fighters and EMT’s when they respond to calls and it will improve the overall security around the building.”

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

 

MaxYield & Land O’Lakes Foundation Boost Whittemore Legion Project

Members of the Whittemore American Legion accepted $2000 in total contributions from MaxYield Cooperative and Land O’Lakes Foundation. Accepting the contributions from Melanie Elbert, were (L to R) William C. Elbert, Mick Zimmerman, and Charlie Wise.

MaxYield Cooperative recently presented the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion in Whittemore with a contribution of $1000. The funds will be used to update the flooring inside the legion building.

Melanie Elbert, client care leader at MaxYield in Whittemore, presented the checks to members of the legion.

MaxYield also presented the legion with $1000 in matching funds from Land O’Lakes Foundation. Land O’Lakes Foundation helps rural communities prosper by donating resources that develop and strengthen organizations dedicated to Hunger, Education and Community. Since 1997, the Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in grants through a variety of giving programs.

“The Legion is a cornerstone in the Whittemore community,” said MaxYield client relations & communications leader Chad Meyer. “In addition to the many ways they support military veterans in our local area, the Legion building hosts numerous events and fundraisers. We are happy to help them with their flooring project.”

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

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

Chyan Koppen, 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 $2360 towards the membership dues for Kossuth County 4-H members. The check was presented to Chyan Koppen, county youth coordinator, on January 13. 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 Kossuth County Fair and Iowa State Fair, it also provides them with opportunities to participate in conferences, workshops, and community service.

“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.