February 28, 2021

Meet the candidates: Dave Schwaller

MaxYield Cooperative’s annual meeting is coming soon, slated for November 28th at 10:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Algona, IA.

Members will soon receive in the mail the official annual meeting packet, including the ballot to determine director elections.

We invite you to learn more about the candidates seeking election to the MaxYield board of directors. Today, we introduce you to Dave Schwaller:


Dave SchwallerDave and his wife Karen live and farm northeast of Fostoria. Their family farm consists of row crop corn, soybeans plus alfalfa. They also help maintain a cow-calf herd that belongs to their sons Dustin and Doug along with a flock of ewes and finish lambs. Their daughter Emily is a TSM trainee for Monsanto in Brookings, SD.

He has grown livestock since 1978 when he was a junior in high school and has grown crops since 1994. Before farming full-time, he worked at Stylecraft in Milford, working in maintenance for six years there. He is a graduate of Milford High School.

Schwaller is running for the MaxYield board of directors because he likes the way the cooperative conducts business and wants to see that level of client service continue. He wants MaxYield to continue to find ways to add value to clients and members’ operations.

He has appreciated the investments in MaxYield’s locations the last few years and wants the cooperative to continue to maximize its opportunities. Schwaller says he appreciates the level of service he gets from MaxYield and feels they have a great employee group.

Schwaller says he has seen what happens when a cooperative presence leaves an area, and believes strongly that cooperatives help keep the ag industry honest with competition. He feels that it is important for farmers and members in particular to have a voice and control in the ag industry.

He feels that MaxYield is significantly in front of many businesses in the adaption of technology. He utilizes SciMax Solutions and has been very happy with the improvement of technology in his operation.

He feels there may be difficult times ahead in agriculture and it will take strong leadership to keep the organization moving in the right direction. He wants to help provide that leadership to continue to bring good service and benefits for both the farmer and cooperative.

Schwaller says he has always wanted the opportunity to help lead the cooperative and looks forward to the chance to help MaxYield.

He and his wife have been 4-H leaders the last 11 years. He is member of the sheep and goat committee at the Dickinson County Fair. He also has served on the cemetery board for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Milford.

Schwaller has a passion for farming. In his free time he enjoys tinkering and fixing things in his shop. He also enjoys watching high school wrestling.

Dave Schwaller is a candidate seeking election to the MaxYield Cooperative board of directors for the West Region (west of Hwy 4).  He is running against Barry Anderson.


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