June 17, 2019

Ben Hargens Earns Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative announced today that Ben Hargens is a recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

He is the son of John and Karen Hargens of Greenville, IA. Hargens will graduate from Sioux Central High School and plans to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, 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 in 2019.

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.

STEM Scholarships Available!

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Mike Thiel Benefit

Join us as we support MaxYield team member Mike Thiel! This “Breakfast for a Benefit” will be held Sunday, March 17th.

All proceeds go towards defraying his medical expenses. Free will donation!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Everly, IA Fire Department

Menu:
French Toast
Eggs
Sausage
Smokies
Milk and Juice

We hop to see you there!!

Emmetsburg Fire Department Receives Contribution from MaxYield & Land O’Lakes Foundation

Mark Evans (right), MaxYield Cooperative, presents fire chief Frank Kliegl with contributions to upgrade equipment.

MaxYield Cooperative recently presented the Emmetsburg Fire Department with a contribution of $2500. The funds will be used to upgrade and purchase new equipment.

MaxYield Energy refined fuels delivery driver and member of the Emmetsburg Fire Department, Mark Evans, presented the checks to fire chief Frank Kliegl.

MaxYield also presented the department with matching funds totaling $2500 from the 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.

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 Supports NC Iowa Ag in the Classroom

MaxYield Cooperative recently presented a $500 check to North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom (NCI AITC), which is based in Garner, IA. NCI AITC educates more than 13,000 children in eight north central Iowa counties about the importance of agriculture.

Brock Beadle, a member of MaxYield’s grain solutions team, presented the contribution to Brenda Mormann, NCI AITC program coordinator.

MaxYield also presented a $500 contribution to the Palo Alto County Farm Bureau to support North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom educational opportunities in that county.

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.

 

MaxYield Co-op Holds Annual Meeting

MaxYield Cooperative® held its 104th annual meeting Monday, December 10 at the Britt Community Center.

Board chairman Howard Haas called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.

During the meeting, MaxYield CFO Susan Post discussed the financial results of the cooperative. The audited financial report for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2018 reported local earnings of 1,681,812 with total pre-tax earnings totaling over $4.9 million.

In his remarks to the membership, MaxYield CEO Keith Heim stated he was pleased with the cooperative’s fiscal results. “Our year started out with a strong 2017 fall season. A good crop was harvested, we had a good grain drying and propane season and a very respectable fall fertilizer season. This good fall was followed by a more challenging spring and summer in 2018. In spite of those challenges, we have a respectable and positive fiscal year to report to stockholders.”

Heim noted that the cooperative continues to have a very strong balance sheet. “MaxYield’s balance sheet has never been stronger. Term debt has decreased by over $4.5 million, member’s equity increased by $5.8 million and we added $3.0 million to working capital in 2018. MaxYield also increased retained savings, which now totals over $51 million. In 1997, retained savings were ($122,242), so you can see we continue to make significant progress in strengthening the financial position of MaxYield. We have been and will continue to focus on enhancing revenue and decreasing expenses in this tight economic environment,” he added.

MaxYield has focused on a balanced financial approach, Heim added. “MaxYield has invested approximately $56 million in facilities and equipment the last seven fiscal years.”

Nominating committee member Allen Kramer of Algona announced the results of the director election. Howard Haas of Algona, Ron Rouse from Curlew and Barry Anderson of Greenville were reelected to serve three year terms.

Following the annual meeting, Howard Haas was elected by the board to continue serving as chairman. David Garrelts was elected vice chairman and Eric Marchand will continue to serve as secretary/treasurer.

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 or www.FromtheField.com.

Hancock County 4-H Membership Dues Decreased with Help from MaxYield

Victoria Schmidt, county youth coordinator, accepts a contribution from Chad Meyer, client relations/communications leader at MaxYield that will decrease the cost of 4-H membership in Hancock County.

MaxYield Cooperative recently presented Hancock County Extension and Outreach with a contribution aimed at decreasing the cost of enrollment in 4-H youth programs.

“4-H has long been a key resource for youth development in our local communities, and clubs continue to offer high-quality educational programs. Making 4-H membership accessible to more families is important to MaxYield Cooperative. That’s why we contribute more than $13,000 to 4-H in seven northern Iowa counties annually,” said Chad Meyer, client relations/communications leader at MaxYield.

“We’re continuing our support of local 4-H and commitment to our youth,” said Meyer.  “Recently, we presented a contribution for $10 per 4-H member in Clay County to decrease the cost of 4-H membership.”

MaxYield has two goals as it helps support 4-H. “First, we want to make 4-H an affordable youth program for local families, especially families that have multiple children enrolled,” Meyer said. “Second, by paying a portion of each 4-H member’s enrollment fee, we are able to continue our mission in supporting 4-H so that each member benefits.”

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.

 

MaxYield Announces $1000 Ag Scholarships

MaxYield Cooperative announced today details of their scholarship program for area college students and graduating high school seniors.  MaxYield will once again offer up to six $1000 scholarships to students who are in pursuit of a degree in agriculture.

“The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage and provide financial assistance for area youth to pursue and prepare for careers in agriculture.” stated Chad Meyer, client relations/communications director for MaxYield.

Applications are available at area high schools, local community colleges, and any MaxYield Cooperative location.  New this year, the scholarship application form can be completed and submitted online. As a part of the application process, students must submit an essay entitled “Why I selected agriculture as my career.”

Meyer continued, “Often, MaxYield is the largest employer in many of our communities.  We feel we have an obligation to provide opportunities for our children to return to our local communities.  This is one avenue by which we can support that goal.”

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

MaxYield Cooperative serves nearly 1700 members in 24 communities, with 210 team members.  For additional information on the MaxYield scholarship program, contact any MaxYield location.

To apply or for more information, head to https://www.maxyieldcoop.com/agscholarships.

Clay County 4-H Membership Dues Decreased with Help from MaxYield

Jo Engel, county youth coordinator, Sarah Dirks, in-school and adult program director, and Amy Forrette, county associate director youth programming accept a contribution from MaxYield that will decrease the cost of 4-H membership in Clay County.

MaxYield Cooperative recently presented Clay County Extension and Outreach with a contribution aimed at decreasing the cost of enrollment in 4-H youth programs.

“4-H has long been a key resource for youth development in our local communities, and clubs continue to offer high-quality educational programs. Making 4-H membership accessible to more families is important to MaxYield Cooperative. That’s why we contribute more than $13,000 to 4-H in seven northern Iowa counties annually,” said Chad Meyer, client relations/communications leader at MaxYield.

“We’re continuing our support of local 4-H and commitment to our youth,” said Meyer.  “Recently, we presented a contribution for $10 per 4-H member in Clay County to decrease the cost of 4-H membership.”

MaxYield has two goals as it helps support 4-H. “First, we want to make 4-H an affordable youth program for local families, especially families that have multiple children enrolled,” Meyer said. “Second, by paying a portion of each 4-H member’s enrollment fee, we are able to continue our mission in supporting 4-H so that each member benefits.”

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.

 

Algona Fire Department Receives Matching Funds Contribution from CHS, MaxYield

(l to r) Tony Rahm, assistant chief; Mitch Ulrick, Chad Besch, MaxYield Energy team leader; Joe Degen, president; Roger Simpson, secretary.

MaxYield Cooperative presented the Algona Fire Department with a contribution of $2500 in matching funds from the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program. The funds match a contribution made earlier this year by MaxYield. The funds will be used to upgrade the department’s air packs.

Each new air pack costs $5000 and the purchase of new packs will increase firefighter’s safety and protection, and increase the number of quality packs for the department.

MaxYield Energy team leader and member of the Algona Fire Department Chad Besch presented the checks to Tony Rahm, assistant fire chief, Joe Degen, president, Roger Simpson, secretary and Mitch Ulrick.

About CHS Seeds for Stewardship

The CHS Seeds for Stewardship is a competitive grant program that matches funds for projects that develop the next generation of ag leaders, improve ag safety and enhance rural vitality in local communities. CHS is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, rancher and cooperatives across the United States. More information about CHS is available at www.chsinc.com.

About MaxYield Cooperative
MaxYield Cooperative is a diversified 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.