November 22, 2019

Joe Anniss Inducted into Iowa Co-op Hall of Fame

Joe Anniss, joined by his wife Bev, was inducted into the Iowa Co-op Hall of Fame November 24.

Joe Anniss, joined by his wife Bev, was inducted into the Iowa Co-op Hall of Fame November 24.

Joe Anniss, former general manager of MaxYield Cooperative, was inducted into the Iowa Co-op Hall of Fame November 24th. The ceremony was held during the Iowa Institute for Cooperative’s annual meeting, in Ames, IA.

Anniss began his nine year career at MaxYield in 1998. During his tenure, he created a plan that brought stability, growth and an ambitious roadmap for the future to the cooperative. In addition to improved financial strength, Anniss is also remembered for the client-focused culture and vision he infused into the cooperative.

Prior to leading MaxYield, Anniss was senior vice president of feed and animal health operations for SF Services, a cooperative based in Little Rock, AR. He also served in the cooperative system as feed division sales manager for Farmland Industries and as feed sales specialist for Land O’Lakes, Inc.

“I’m extremely humbled by this award,” expressed Anniss. “I’ve always been honored to be a part of the cooperative system and work alongside the most outstanding managers and learn from great role models. This award is not just for me, but for all those that I’ve had the honor of working with in the cooperative system.”

While Anniss was at MaxYield, sales grew from $94 million in 1998 to $179 million in 2007. Retained savings for the cooperative grew from $1.1 million to $8.0 million during the same time period.

Today, Anniss is retired, living in Algona with his wife Bev.

MaxYield Cooperative is a local member-owned cooperative, headquartered in West Bend, IA. More information about the co-op can be found at www.MaxYieldCoop.com and www.FromTheField.com.

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