November 25, 2020

Greg Sweeney Named MaxYield Seed, Agronomy & SciMax Team Leader

20130115_maxyield_075 compGreg Sweeney has been named to the position of Seed, Agronomy and SciMax Solutions Team Leader for MaxYield Cooperative. The appointment was announced recently by Keith Heim, CEO for MaxYield Cooperative and will be effective December 31, 2016.

Sweeney will assume the position currently held by Larry Arndt, who recently announced his intention to retire from the company in December 2016.

Greg will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for MaxYield Seed/Agronomy plus SciMax Solutions and GE-Max Nutrients LLC. Sweeney will also be responsible for product purchasing, pricing, inventory management, and the education and development of the seed and agronomy sales teams.

Sweeney and Arndt will work together over the next year to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.

“MaxYield is grateful for Larry’s leadership and dedication to our cooperative during his 12 year tenure here,” said Heim. “During Larry’s time at MaxYield, we have moved forward as a solutions based agronomy company, and with our initiatives in seed, precision agriculture and data and information management.”

Heim went on to say that, “We are also excited to have Greg step up into this new position. He will spend each day finding ways to elevate our seed, agronomy, and SciMax business units and help us achieve our goals of increased market share.”

Sweeney, who has been at MaxYield for thirteen years, most recently serving the cooperative as MaxYield Seed Team Leader. Prior positions include Seed Solutions Specialist in MaxYield’s eastern territory and as Agronomy Specialist in the cooperative’s Emmetsburg area.

Sweeney is a 2002 graduate of Iowa State University, earning his degree in Agronomy. He lives near Kanawha, IA with his wife Heather and two sons, Owen, age nine and Caleb, age six.

MaxYield Cooperative is a local agriculture based cooperative with 15 locations in Iowa and is headquartered in West Bend. More information about the cooperative can be found at, or

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