November 25, 2020

Hunting with Heroes Receives Airfare Contribution

Bernie Becker accepts MaxYield’s air fare contribution. Members of Whittemore’s American Legion Post 427, (left to right) Stuart Simonson, Duane Berninghaus, Mick Zimmerman, and William C. Elbert, joined in the charity’s acceptance of the check.

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

“Hunting with Heroes” provides a pheasant 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 12, 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 makes this event second-to-none.”

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 and


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