March 1, 2021

Jim Wirtz – Seeks Reelection to MaxYield Board

Jim Wirtz 1MaxYield’s Annual Meeting is slated for December 3, 2013 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Algona, IA. Information will soon be in the mail for our members, including the ballot for the election. Jim Wirtz is seeking reelection to the MaxYield board. Learn more about him and why he is seeking reelection, below.

Jim Wirtz and his wife Joan live and farm in the West Bend area. They have four children and three grandchildren. Jim is a graduate of West Bend High School. He earned his AA degree at Iowa Lakes Community College and received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Briar Cliff University.

He started farming in 1976 and today farms in partnership with his two brothers in row crop corn and soybeans and a livestock operation. Jim is also a partner with his brothers in a local livestock feed mill, Whittemore Feeders Supply and is a loan officer at West Iowa Bank in West Bend.

As a member of the community and as loan officer, Jim interacts with many farmers and understands the challenges and concerns they have regarding the future of agriculture and local cooperatives. He feels it is his duty to the community and to the cooperative to provide input to help MaxYield continue to be successful in the future.

Jim feels he can leverage his experience as loan officer and his accounting background to help the cooperative make financially sound decisions that benefit both MaxYield and its members. He sees MaxYield utilizing its size and scope to compete as a supplier of goods and services as one of its challenges moving forward. Jim also feels that MaxYield should convey to its clients and members the value of its services and knowledge in order to be competitive in the marketplace.

Jim understands that MaxYield is farmer owned and must stay responsive to clients while operated as a business. He enjoys serving as a director, and looks forward to serving again if reelected.

Jim is a member of the Apostolic Christian church in West Bend. He is also a member of the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and his grandchildren.

Jim Wirtz is a MaxYield Board of Director Candidate for the Central Area (between Hwy 17 and Hwy 4) and is running unopposed.


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