December 16, 2017

Meet your director candidates: Greg Guenther

At MaxYield’s annual meeting, slated for December 13, 2017 at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer, IA, ballots will be counted to determine our director elections. Meeting time is at 10:00 a.m. Here is your chance to meet the candidate pursuing either election or reelection to the co-op’s board of directors.

Greg Guenther is seeking election to the MaxYield Cooperative Board of Directors for the Central Region (between IA Hwy’s 17 & 4).

Greg Guenther is a graduate of Corwith/Wesley/LuVerne High School and a 1992 graduate of Iowa State University, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Agribusiness Management. He received his Master’s Degree in Agriculture through their Distance Education program in 2008.

Greg and his wife Janelle live in Algona and have raised corn and soybeans west of Corwith, near the St. Benedict area, since 2012. They have three daughters, the oldest is a sophomore at the University of Northern Iowa and the two youngest attend Algona Community Schools.

He has worked for 25 years in the seed industry.  First, in production and research project management at Pioneer’s offices in Johnston, IA.  Greg has also worked in sales project management and warehousing/logistics for eight years at Monsanto in Williamsburg, IA.  For the last six years, he has served as Western Sales Manager for Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc., selling licensed germplasm to seed companies in the US.

Greg says he is excited to seek election to the board of directors at MaxYield, noting that he looks forward to serving the co-op and appreciates the opportunity to participate. He is grateful to be in a position to volunteer his time and take on additional leadership opportunities.

If elected, Greg feels he can provide new ideas to the cooperative, leveraging his years of experience in the seed industry in the areas of sales, people management, and budgeting. Greg sees MaxYield as more than just the local cooperative, suggesting that he would like the cooperative be an example of how a business should be run.

He is eager to learn more about the cooperative and provide leadership. Greg says that he is fiscally conservative and wants to see the fiscal strength of MaxYield continue. He also wants MaxYield to be positioned so that if opportunities in either locations, market opportunities or product lines arise, the co-op can evaluate and possibly move forward.

Greg enjoys spending time with his family and serving his community. He is a member of the Algona United Methodist Church, where he has served on the finance committee. Presently, he sits on the SPRC Council at the church and has assisted with several service projects. He is also a former 4-H leader.

 

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