March 18, 2019

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!!

Find Out How to Grow 80-100 Bushel Soybeans!

Find out what it takes to grow 80-100 bushel soybeans!

Join us for our 80-100 bushel soybean meeting.

Dan Bjorklund, MaxYield Seed Team Leader, will be presenting high-yield management strategies to consider this growing season.

Monday, March 18th
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

MaxYield’s Tire & Auto Service Center – Meeting Room

310 4th Ave. NE
West Bend, IA

Join us for pie and coffee and high-yield management strategies!

Contact your MaxYield agronomy specialist or Mike Hommez at 712-260-4491, mhommez@maxyieldseed.com for more information

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.

Harry Bormann Retirement Coffee

Please join us for a retirement coffee honoring Harry Bormann, MaxYield’s grain team leader. After 44 years in the cooperative industry and the last 22 years at MaxYield, Harry is retiring at the end of December.

Please join us December 19th, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The event will be held at MaxYield’s Tire and Auto Service Center, located at 310 4th Ave NE in West Bend (located two blocks east of Casey’s). Refreshments will be served.

See you there!

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.

 

Doug Shirk Retires from MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative energy team leader, Chad Besch (left), presents Doug Shirk with a gift of appreciation at his retirement coffee held in Emmetsburg.

Doug Shirk, energy solutions specialist based at MaxYield Cooperative’s Emmetsburg location, was recognized on November 28 with a retirement coffee, honoring his 23 years of service to the local cooperative. His last day at MaxYield was November 30.

Shirk began his career at MaxYield April 1, 1995, delivering refined fuels and LP gas in the Ayrshire area. In 2008, he transitioned to full-time fuel sales as an energy solutions specialist. Prior to working for MaxYield, Shirk farmed in the Emmetsburg area for 25 years.

During retirement, he looks forward more time to fish, doing more woodworking projects and spending more time with his four grandchildren.

About MaxYield 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 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.