July 8, 2020

MaxYield and CoBank Contribute Funds to Meservey Fire Department

Christine Sandry, secretary/ treasurer for the Meservey Fire & Rescue Foundation, accepts contributions of $2500 from MaxYield Cooperative and matching funds in the same amount from CoBank.

MaxYield Cooperative recently contributed $2500 plus $2500 in matching funds from CoBank’s Sharing Success program to the Meservey Fire & Rescue Foundation. The contributions, presented to Christine Sandry, secretary and treasurer for the Meservey Fire & Rescue Foundation June 22nd, will assist the department in updating turnout lockers at the fire station.
“MaxYield Cooperative is proud to support our local fire and rescue entities and also to facilitate CoBank’s assistance to the Meservey Fire Department,” said Chad Meyer, client relations/communications leader at MaxYield. “The Meservey Fire Department is a cornerstone of the community and supports several initiatives, including the annual Fourth of July fireworks. We are happy to help in upgrading the turnout lockers for the department.”

The matching funds were provided through CoBank’s “Sharing Success” program, which provides contributions through cooperatives to local nonprofit organizations. CoBank provides loans, leases, and financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.

 

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

Missy Hall (left), program coordinator and Kelly Grandgeorge, office manager, recently accepted a contribution from MaxYield Cooperative that will decrease the cost of 4-H for members in Wright County.

MaxYield Cooperative recently contributed $1300 towards the membership dues for Wright County 4-H members. The check was presented to Missy Hall, program coordinator and Kelly Grandgeorge, office manager, on June 22. The funds will pay $10 of the $35 state dues for 4-H members in the county. This membership provides members with opportunities to participate in conferences, workshops, community service and many other worthwhile projects.

“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 Seed IMCA Northern SportMod Nationals Set to Invade Hancock County Speedway

WEST BEND, IOWA, June 8 – The IMCA Northern SportMod Nationals is set to return to Hancock County Speedway in Britt, IA. MaxYield Seed is the title sponsor of the event, which will be held on Tuesday, June 16th in partnership with DeKalb/Asgrow, LG Seeds, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, and Croplan by Winfield.

The winner of this year’s 30-lap feature will take home $2500 and the event will pay $300 to start.

“MaxYield Seed is proud to team up with Hancock County Speedway and our agronomic partners to bring another outstanding night of racing to Britt [Iowa]. This event is just one of the ways we show appreciation for our seed clients and growers and we are excited to present this year’s MaxYield Seed Northern SportMod Nationals,” noted Chad Meyer, Communication Director at MaxYield Cooperative.

IMCA Hobby Stocks, Stock Cars and Modifieds will also compete during this event.

The winner of the 2019 SportMod Nationals event was Johnathon Logue from Logansport, IA.

More information about the Hancock County Speedway can be found at their Facebook page at facebook.com/hcspeedway. More information about MaxYield Seed is available at www.MaxYieldSeed.com.

Belmond Grain Bin Project Update

Over the last couple of weeks significant progress has been made at our Belmond grain receiving facility.

The 750,000-bushel bin has been completed and crews are now working on the inside of the bin, completing that phase of project.

One of the next steps in the future will be to construct the conveyance and grain reclaim equipment to the bin.

 

 

 

Klemme Grain Facility Construction Update

More progress of our grain facility upgrade project at our Klemme location is showing this week.

With the dirt work and site preparation completed for the 750,000-bushel grain bin, construction crews are building the forms to start concrete work on the grain bin itself.

The concrete pad that will support the elevator leg tower was completed this week, shown in the last photo. It’s completion makes way for pouring concrete for the bin foundation and floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Sidney Riemenschneider, 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 $1890 towards the membership dues for Emmet County 4-H members. The check was presented to Sidney Riemenschneider, county youth coordinator, on May 28. The funds will pay $10 of the $35 state dues for 4-H members in the county. This membership provides members them with opportunities to participate in conferences, workshops, community service and many other worthwhile projects.

“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.

Klemme Grain Project Takes Shape

Site preparation has been completed for the construction of the 750,000-bushel grain bin at Klemme.

Excavation began this week for replacement of one tunnel and the main tower foundation.

Not shown in this photo from last week is that the concrete contractor began setting bin forms and estimates all concrete work will be complete by end of June.

Millwrights will be installing the dump pits and wet holding bin reclaims while concrete work is being done.

 

Concrete Work Completed at Belmond Project

The 750,000-bushel bin at MaxYield’s Belmond location reached a milestone recently as all concrete work for this project has been completed.

These photos show the pouring of the concrete floor late last week. Since these photos all concrete was finished.

The installation of the grain bin is slated to begin yet this week.

Though many of the crops that were planted recently would welcome a nice rain shower, the mostly dry weather has benefited MaxYield’s construction projects this spring.

 

 

Britt Grain Bin Project Nears Completion

The completion of the 750,000-bushel grain bin at our Britt location continues at a fast pace.

To date, the bin is constructed, fans are attached to the bin and we anticipate that conveyor used to fill the bin will be in place by the first week of June.

The installation of the grain reclaim will occur at a later time in the project.

All of the underground electrical work is also completed.

The contractors responsible for constructing the bin use 8-14 days as a rule-of-thumb for time to jack a bin. The Britt project took 15 days to complete, of which three to four they could not work due to weather.

 

Whittemore Elevator Upgrades Underway

One project that has flown under the radar that will benefit grain clients at our Whittemore location is well underway.

The upgrades to the west elevator at Whittemore began a few weeks ago. In these photos from late last week, contractors have the old distributor and spouting removed from the top of the elevator.

The new equipment is on site and ready to be installed. When completed, this project will speed up grain receiving in Whittemore, benefiting our clients, especially during harvest.

MaxYield’s electrical team will be heavily involved in this project also. The will complete the electrical work including installation of two new leg motors and all new wiring for the legs and distributor.