August 22, 2019

Improvements Underway at Greeville Grain Facility

A transformation is taking place at our Greenville grain facility. MaxYield’s millwright and maintenance teams are hard at work improving the grain reclaim and load out equipment at the site.

Though there is a lot of ‘stuff laying around’ the Greenville facility now, when the project is completed, it will have a very positive effect on operations at that location.

Shown in the photos are new bottom conveyors that take the grain to the load out area. Also shown is maintenance team leader Frank Schmidt working in the site’s control room.

Once all of the renovations and upgrades are complete, grain flow and grain load out will be significantly improved. In addition, once renovations are completed, all load out operations can be performed from the Greenville office. This will make operation of the site much more efficient.

Estimated project cost for the facility improvements is $90K.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome 2019 MaxYield Interns!

MaxYield Cooperative welcomed its 2019 Intern Class on Monday, May 20th. The newest members of the MaxYield team began their first day at the West Bend corporate office completing safety training, human resources onboarding, and meeting their mentors. We are excited to see what each of them can do with the skills they will learn this summer!

Logan Besch: Crop Scouting/Soil Sampling, Hawkeye Community College/Iowa State University
Megan Brown: Grain Accounting/Finance, South Dakota State University
Emily Campbell: Communications/Client Relations, Iowa State University
Marissa Cornine: Crop Scouting/Soil Sampling, Iowa State University/Northwest Missouri State University
Hunter Gelhaus: Agronomy Sales, Iowa State University
Nick Hunt: Crop Scouting/Soil Sampling, Iowa State University
Reece Westphal: Crop Scouting/Soil Sampling, Hawkeye Community College

 

Be on the lookout for blog posts and videos highlighting each intern throughout the summer. Welcome to MaxYield Cooperative!

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!

 

No Grain Deliveries to MaxYield Algona May 20-June 3

++UPDATE…Construction will take a couple more days and we will not be taking grain at least until June 6th.

MaxYield Cooperative in Algona will not be taking grain deliveries May 20th through June 6th due to elevator scale renovations and cannot take grain during this time.

They expect to resume normal grain deliveries soon.

Please call 295-2741 for more details. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we improve grain receiving at Algona.

Keep on Truckin’…MaxYield’s AJ More featured in Farm News

MaxYield’s AJ More was recently featured in the transportation feature in Farm News. To learn more about AJ’s solutions-based approach to his career at MaxYield…check out the story below…

LP driver AJ More named Solutions Provider of the Year
May 13, 2019
By Darcy Dougherty Maulsby – Farm News staff writer (yettergirl@yahoo.com) , Farm News

SUPERIOR -To say the frigid, snowy, brutal winter of 2019 was rough is an understatement, especially for a liquid propane (LP) delivery driver like AJ More, who works for MaxYield Cooperative. That’s why it seemed appealing to stay home and skip MaxYield’s annual team-member appreciation weekend in West Des Moines on February 9.

True to his nature, however, More just kept on trucking and attended the event. When he was named MaxYield’s Solutions Provider of the Year, he was stunned. “It was an unexpected honor,” said More, who is based out of MaxYield’s Superior location. “I was truly humbled.”

More is like the Swiss army knife of the Superior location, thanks to his diverse skills as an LP/gas delivery driver and a custom applicator in agronomy. It all started in January 2014 when he was hired by The Andersons, Inc., which previously owned MaxYield’s Superior location.

“I applied for an applicator job, but the manager said they really need an LP driver,” said More, who likes both jobs. “My wife and I had a newborn baby, so I figured LP delivery might be a better fit.”

It turned out More would have the chance to do both jobs after the Superior location became part of MaxYield in 2016. “MaxYield lets you handle a wide variety of jobs and use your talents,” More said. “I like the variety of my work, since there are different things to do throughout the year.”

To read the full story, head over to http://www.farm-news.com/page/content.detail/id/534597.html.

 

 

New Refined Fuel Trailer Added to Fleet

One of the newest members of MaxYield’s fleet arrived recently and is already making a positive impact on the cooperative’s operations.

This new refined fuel trailer will shine in the sun, but it’s not all sparkle for this workhorse. It can really get the work done!

With its increased capacity and auxiliary lift axles on both the tractor and trailer, this rig can haul up to 9000 gallons of diesel fuel or up to 10,300 gallons of gasoline per trip, which increases efficiency for our transportation team.

Josh Seaman, who spends most of his time operating this tractor-trailer combination, hauls refined fuels from terminals to our bulk storage facilities, our Cenex stores, Cardtrol locations and direct to the farm.

We annually invest in upgrading facilities, technology and rolling stock. This trailer is one example of investing in increased efficiency and less trips down the road.

You can learn more about MaxYield at www.maxyieldcoop.com and more about our energy solutions at www.maxyieldenergy.com.

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.

Nicholas Hunt Earns Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative announced recently that Nicholas Hunt is a recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

He is the son of Andrew Hunt & Betsy Hunt of Britt, IA. Hunt is a graduate of West Hancock High School and currently attends Iowa State University in Ames, IA, majoring in Agronomy and with a minor 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.

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.

Dayton Brugman Awarded Ag Scholarship from MaxYield Cooperative

MaxYield Cooperative recently announced today that Dayton Brugman is a recipient of the cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.

He is the son of Dan and Darcy Brugman of Peterson, IA. Brugman is a graduate of Clay Central-Everly High School and currently attends Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, IA. He will soon be transferring to Iowa State University in Ames, IA, majoring in Ag Studies with a minor in Ag Systems Technology and Agronomy.

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.

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.