October 25, 2020

MaxYield awarded “Friends of Extension” award

Epsilon Sigma Phi Friend of Extension award is presented to MaxYield Cooperative. (Left to right) ESP President Andrea Nelson, ISU Extension and Outreach Regional Director Brian Whaley, Chad Meyer of MaxYield, and ISU Vice President for Extension and Outreach Cathann Kress. (Photo submitted)

Epsilon Sigma Phi Friend of Extension award is presented to MaxYield Cooperative. (Left to right) ESP President Andrea Nelson, ISU Extension and Outreach Regional Director Brian Whaley, Chad Meyer of MaxYield, and ISU Vice President for Extension and Outreach Cathann Kress.
(Photo submitted)

AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Alpha Mu Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s honor society, recognized three Friends of Extension during Epsilon Sigma Phi’s annual awards ceremony March 10 at the Scheman Building on the ISU campus.

In addition, ESP also honored five ISU Extension and Outreach staff and faculty members from across the state, rewarding their service.

Epsilon Sigma Phi’s goals are to maintain high professional standards, foster professional relationships and sustain morale and prestige of the Extension Service. These individuals and groups did just that while promoting extension work in their communities and across the state as Friends of Extension.

Epsilon Sigma Phi award for MaxYield Cooperative of north-central and northwest Iowa has enabled members to achieve results jointly that they couldn’t have achieved on their own. MaxYield’s philosophy shines through with a strong partnership support for ISU Extension and Outreach programs in its area. Its commitment to providing current and emerging research-based information to its constituents and the region has been demonstrated in numerous ways.

For more than a decade, MaxYield has supported the 4-H program by providing $10 per member to counties it serves, offsetting the 4-H program development fee. It has supported all agricultural education opportunities for youth and played a major role in Extension’s farm and rural safety days. It also plays a key role in education for all members of the farming community, especially women in agriculture, by funding financial support for counties and clients to participate in the Annie’s Project classes that educate women in agriculture.

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