September 15, 2019

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

Hannah Brockshus, Dickinson County Extension 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 $1330 towards the membership dues for Dickinson County 4-H members. The check was presented to Hannah Brockshus, county youth coordinator, on September 6th. 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 Dickinson 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.

MaxYield Cooperative Contributes Funds towards Palo Alto County 4-H Membership Dues

Chad Meyer, client relations/communications leader at MaxYield Cooperative, presents Julie Naig, Palo Alto County Extension youth coordinator a contribution that will decrease the cost of 4-H for members in the county.

MaxYield Cooperative recently made a contribution of $1470 towards the membership dues for all Palo Alto County 4-H members. The check, presented to Julie Naig, county youth coordinator, on September 6th 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.

“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.

MaxYield Cooperative Announces Positive Fiscal 2019 Results

WEST BEND, IA, – MaxYield Cooperative® recently announced its fiscal results, for the year ending July 31, 2019. The board of directors for MaxYield reviewed and approved the financial audit at their board meeting, held August 22.

MaxYield CEO Keith Heim stated that the cooperative had positive local and total savings to report. “The recently completed fiscal year had reduced corn and soybean bushels in the fall of 2018, compared to recent years and reduced grain drying revenue. That said, the reduced bushels and drying revenue were more than offset by strong margins in most all product areas and disciplined expense control across the cooperative.”

In addition to recent upgrades in Algona and Greenville, MaxYield recently announced the board of director’s approval to build new grain storage in Belmond and Britt in 2020, with each of the bins totaling 725,000 bushels. Heim went on to say that MaxYield’s board of directors continues to place strong emphasis on upgrading and improving facilities, equipment and rolling stock.

MaxYield Cooperative’s Local Savings from Operations for the 2018-2019 fiscal year were $1,790,071 and pre-tax Total Savings for the cooperative totaled $7.4 million.

Heim said that the cooperative’s balance sheet remains very strong. “We continue to build our already solid balance sheet. Term debt was reduced by over $4.8 million, member’s equity increased and we added $2.5 million to working capital in 2019, which is up by over $5.5 million over the past two fiscal years. MaxYield also increased retained savings, which now totals nearly $59 million. In 1997, retained savings at MaxYield were ($122,242), so you can see we continue to make significant progress in strengthening the financial position of MaxYield. Retained savings is a good benchmark putting into perspective the financial improvements here over the past 22 years,” he added.

The cooperative’s annual meeting is December 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Kossuth County Ag & Motorsports Museum, located in Algona, IA.

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.

 

 

 

Open House – MaxYield Feed

You are invited to join us on Thursday, August 29th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for MaxYield Feed’s open house in Garner!

  • What: MaxYield Feed Open House & Appreciation Meal
  • When: Thursday, August 29th,2019
  • Time: 11:00-1:00
  • Where: MaxYield Office, Garner, IA
  • Who: All current and potential feed clients
  • Why: To Show Appreciation & To Exhibit products on hand

Bacon cheese burgers, beans, chips, pop, and cookies will be served.

For any questions please contact the Garner MaxYield Office @ 641-923-2695 or Eric Malek @ 515-341-1230

MaxYield Contributes Funds towards Wright County 4-H Membership Dues

Jessica Norman (far left) with Wright County 4-H members at the check presentation.

CLARION, IOWA, June 3- MaxYield Cooperative made a contribution of $1410 towards the membership dues for all Wright County 4-H members. The check, presented to Jessica Norman, Wright County Youth Coordinator, and members of the 4-H program on June 3rd, will pay $10 of the $35 state dues for all 4-H members in the county. This membership not only allows students to showcase and compete with their projects at the Wright County Fair and Iowa State Fair, but 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, Client Relations and Communications Intern. “Being a 4-H alumna myself, I know that the members of Wright 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 Wright County’s 140-plus members.”

Hunting with Heroes Makes a Difference in the Lives of Wounded Veterans

Since 2011, MaxYield Cooperative has been a proud supporter of Hunting with Heroes. Hunting with Heroes is a non-profit organization centered on the physical and emotional healing of America’s veterans. Each year, 4-6 Marines are flown to Iowa from the Wounded Warrior Battalion in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to begin their trip of camaraderie, hunting, and healing. MaxYield Cooperative is happy to play a small part in these veterans’ journeys by covering the cost of the airfare to and from Des Moines.

Once in Des Moines, the Marines travel to Lakota, Iowa where they stay and hunt for the duration of the trip. But this is not “just” a hunting trip. Hunting with Heroes makes an impact on the emotional and mental wellbeing of our nation’s veterans. Captain James Nash’s story is one of the many success stories from Hunting with Heroes, which we featured on From the Field back in 2015. You can read his story here. More about his time as a Marine and what he is up to now can be seen in this video:

 

 

Hunting with Heroes is truly making a difference in the lives of our nation’s most loyal, committed citizens. The impact the organization is making on the Marines in attendance is real, and MaxYield Cooperative is proud to be a part of their mission.

If you are interested in learning more about Hunting with Heroes, or would like to make a contribution, you can find them on Facebook by searching ‘Hunting with Heroes’ or email jasonb41@yahoo.com.

MaxYield Contributes to Belmond, Britt Fire Departments Fundraising Efforts

WEST BEND, IOWA, May 28- MaxYield Cooperative made a contribution of $2500 each to the fire departments of Britt and Belmond. The funds, presented on May 28, 2019, were matched by MaxYield’s lender CoBank through their Sharing Success program for a total contribution of $5000 to each department.

The Belmond Fire Department will be utilizing their funds to purchase a breathing air compressor and fill station, along with supplementary equipment and installation. The system fills the air bottles that firefighters wear when going into a fire-filled or toxic environment, ensuring they have clean air to breathe. According to Dean Adcock, Belmond Fire Chief, this new equipment will increase the department’s efficiency and ability to serve its own needs.

“[The breathing air compressor] system will make it easier and quicker to refill our air bottles after a call so they are back in service and ready for use. It will also make us less reliant on having someone transport them to a facility where liability, along with timing to fill many bottles is an issue.”

belmond fire department

(Left) Members of the Belmond Fire Department at the check presentation included (from L to R): Chandler Bachman (Operations Manager at MaxYield Belmond location, firefighter), Nolan Ysker (Assistant Chief), Dean Adcock (Chief), Kyle Braun (firefighter).

The Britt Fire Department will be upgrading their fleet with the funds they received. A 1986 1-ton Chevrolet pickup, currently on load from the Iowa DNR, will be upgraded to a safer, newer chassis. In addition, the new truck will also have a few other upgrades, fire chief Jon Swenson explains.

“We would [sic] like to upgrade to an aluminum flatbed that would allow for more storage and help make the truck more efficient. We also need to upgrade the light bars and lights to all LED to make the environment safer for firefighters.” In addition, the new truck will also have a quad-cab and air conditioning.

 

(Left) Those in attendance at the Britt Fire Department Presentation included (from L to R): Andrew Hunt (Captain), Jon Swenson (Chief), Bob Smith (Location Manager at MaxYield Britt location), Eric Marchand (Secretary).

 

“MaxYield Cooperative is proud to help the Belmond and Britt Fire Departments towards their fundraising goals,” stated Emily Campbell, MaxYield Client Relations and Communications Intern. “Volunteer fire departments are some of the most important groups in our communities. Many of our team members and clients are volunteer firefighters themselves, or have been serviced by their local fire department at some point, and it is our pleasure to assist those organizations.”

MaxYield Supports Palo Alto County Honor Flight Vets

Recently several donors gathered at the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg to wish these Palo Alto County veterans well on their May 11th Honor Flight to Washington DC. MaxYield is proud to provide financial support to help make it happen! Present at the ceremony were…

Front Row: (from left) Terry Chamberlain, VFW Post #2295 Commander, Jerry Dillon, Jack Kibbie, May 11 Honor Flight Vets John VanOosbree (US Army, Vietnam), Gerald Theesfeld (US Army, Vietnam) and Ray Christian (US Army, Vietnam); Bill Ortman, Larry Herbers and Wayne Turck.

Back Row: Wild Rose Representatives Molly Nerem, Katrina Williams and Zach Stewart; Chuck Roberts, Wild Rose General Manager Steve Cody, Emmetsburg Mayor Myrna Heddinger; and Diane Streit, MaxYield Cooperative Representative.

Thank you to the Emmetsburg Reporter/Democrat for the photo!

 

MaxYield Participates in GTRA STEM Festival

We had fun interacting with students at the STEM Festival held recently at the Graettinger Terrill Community School District.

Kristen Ruppert and Jeannie Lawrence provided our display that featured hands on sensory activities of grinding corn into corn meal from early Native Americans to modern times.

Demonstrating the many uses of corn today was a big hit with the students!

 

 

 

Kossuth Co. Care Team Receives MaxYield Contribution

Ben Kron, operations assistant at MaxYield Cooperative in Algona, presents Kossuth County Care Team director Linda Vaudt with a recent contribution.

MaxYield Cooperative recently presented the Kossuth County Care Team with a contribution of $300. The funds will be used to help support the ongoing needs at the Care Team.

“Linda and the Kossuth County Care Team really helped us out with securing a few essentials for one of our temporary workers this spring,” said Ben Kron, operations assistant at MaxYield in Algona. “There was an unfortunate circumstance that left his apartment lacking essentials when he returned to work for this spring. We are grateful for the help the Care Team provided in getting his feet back on the ground.”

MaxYield Cooperative is a local farmer-owned cooperative serving members and clients in Iowa, and southern Minnesota. They annually contribute to organizations making a difference in their trade area. 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.