November 15, 2019

MaxYield Supports Palo Alto County Ag in the Classroom

MaxYield Cooperative recently presented a $500 check to the Palo Alto County Farm Bureau to support North Central Iowa Ag in the Classroom educational opportunities in that area.

Mary Newton, accepted the contribution on behalf of Palo Alto County Farm Bureau.

MaxYield annually supports local 4-H, FFA and other ag-based learning in several counties across north and northwest Iowa.

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.

Lakota Hunting with Heroes Receives Airfare Donation from MaxYield

Bernie Becker accepts MaxYield’s contribution to the Lakota Hunting with Heroes organization. MaxYield annually pays the airfare for marines from Camp Lejeune’s Wounded Warrior Battalion to attend a weekend of hunting and healing in North Iowa.

Bernie Becker, co-founder of Lakota Hunting with Heroes, recently accepted a contribution totaling $2500 from MaxYield Cooperative.

Hunting with Heroes provides a pheasant and duck -hunting weekend at the Becker farm near Lakota, IA to injured active-duty U.S. Marines from the Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp Lejeune, NC.

The contribution from MaxYield Cooperative will pay the airfare to fly the Marines to Iowa for the event, which is held each November during Veteran’s Day weekend. The weekend concludes with a Veterans Appreciation Banquet Sunday, November 11, held at the Lakota Eagle Center.

“MaxYield has been involved with Hunting with Heroes since its inception and we continue to be a proud supporter of this event,” stated Chad Meyer, MaxYield client relations/communications leader. “The benefit Hunting with Heroes provides the soldiers who visit Iowa is amazing and humbling. Also, the recognition and appreciation our local veterans, spouses and widows receive during the banquet continues to grow every year.”

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.

Fostoria Fire Department Receives Contribution

Fostoria Fire Chief, Kim Kroger (right), stopped by our Langdon location yesterday to pick up a contribution check from Lyn Cox, operations assistant at MaxYield Cooperative.

Many of our locations hold pre-harvest facility walk-throughs with local fire departments, of which Langdon was one of the most recent to do so.

MaxYield is proud to support our area fire departments and first responders with annual contributions and we appreciate them taking time to become very familiar with our facilities and team!

About MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative is a local farmer-owned diversified 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.

Manure Additive Meeting

What: Learn about new manure additive products available at MaxYield. Healthy Farms can help get the good bugs working in your manure and see dollar benefits in your fertilizer bill.

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Where: Pizza Ranch – Garner, IA

Time: 11:30 a.m.
Free buffet meal, you eat while we talk

Everyone is welcome, contact Eric Malek to RSVP at 515-341-1230

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.

 

 

 

Temporary Grain Storage Added to Whittemore

MaxYield’s Whittemore grain receiving location constructed additional grain storage capacity in the form of this bunker that was installed recently west of the office.

The bunker, which was formerly installed at MaxYield’s Garner location and was not being used, will hold an estimated 325,000 bushels of corn this fall.

Most recent harvests at Whittemore have seen that location pile grain on the ground to accommodate the grain delivery needs of area members and clients. The Whittemore location has also seen an increase in corn demand usage due to our partnership with a local feed mill.

With the installation of this bunker, MaxYield will be able to hold more bushels this fall during harvest and while also ensure better grain quality when the grain is brought back under roof.

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 Board of Directors approve grain storage expansion in Britt, Belmond

MaxYield’s board of directors recently approved the construction of two grain storage bins, one in Britt and one in Belmond. The new bins will each hold 725,000 bushels of grain, similar to the bins shown in this photo.

The MaxYield Cooperative board of directors has approved the construction of additional grain storage at two MaxYield locations. The grain bins, which are set to be completed during the cooperative’s fiscal year 2020, will each be 105’ in diameter and will each hold 725,000 bushels of grain. One of the new grain bins will be constructed at MaxYield’s location in Britt and one will be constructed at the cooperative’s location in Belmond.

Site preparation for the expansion at each location is expected to be completed this fall, with an expected project completion in time for harvest in the fall of 2020. Keith Heim, CEO, is excited about the approved expansion. “I am pleased to announce that the MaxYield Board of Directors approved moving forward with the addition of two grain bin storage projects. Our strong balance sheet, arguably the best in our history, allows us to continue our commitment to upgrading our facilities and equipment at MaxYield Cooperative.”

These projects are in the early stages of development at this time. More details will be shared as they become available by the cooperative.

 

MaxYield Cooperative is a local, diversified 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.MaxYieldCoop.com and www.FromTheField.com.