January 20, 2021

MaxYield Continues Lakota Hunting with Heroes Support

Bernie Becker accepts MaxYield’s contribution to Lakota Hunting with Heroes. MaxYield annually pays for the transportation expenses for active and retired servicemen and women from Camp Lejeune’s Wounded Warrior Battalion to attend a weekend of hunting and healing in North Iowa.

Bernie Becker, co-founder of Lakota Hunting with Heroes, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, recently accepted a contribution totaling $2500 from MaxYield Cooperative.

Hunting with Heroes provides pheasant and duck hunting on land near Lakota, IA to combat injured active-duty and recently retired and combat wounded service members.  Since its inception 10 years ago, the core of the roster has been made up of U.S. Marines from the Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp Lejeune, NC.

The contribution from MaxYield Cooperative will pay the ground transportation expenses of the service members to travel to Iowa for the event, which is held each November during the week of Veteran’s Day.

MaxYield’s donation has been critical in creating a safe, yet engaging event, said Becker. “This year’s Hunting with Heroes event will take a different form. The pheasant and duck hunt with the visiting service members will continue with precautions that will protect our local and visiting Veterans. Though we cannot hold our appreciation banquet like normal, we look forward to honoring all local veterans on November 11th with a very special event in Lakota.  We have some exciting plans to shut down main street in Lakota from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. for a drive through patriotic display and to hand out free Thanksgiving meal kits to veterans and widows of veterans.”

“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 servicemen and women who visit Iowa is amazing and humbling. The recognition and appreciation of our local veterans, spouses and widows receive during the event is something that we are proud to be associated with.”


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 www.MaxYieldCoop.com and www.FromTheField.com.


Share Your Thoughts