February 27, 2021

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.

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