January 25, 2021

Val Auten to Retire from MaxYield Cooperative

Keith Heim (right), MaxYield CEO, joins Val Auten, who was honored with a retirement coffee on December 19 in Emmetsburg. Auten, who has worked at MaxYield for 13 years, will retire at the end of the year.

EMMETSBURG, IA – Val Auten, client care leader at MaxYield Cooperative’s grain receiving office at the Standard Nutrition feed mill in Emmetsburg, was recognized with a retirement coffee on December 19 honoring his 13 years of service to the local cooperative. His last day with MaxYield will be December 31, 2019.

Auten began his career at MaxYield in October of 2006, working at the cooperative’s Ayrshire location that fall. He worked at MaxYield’s locations in Mallard and Emmetsburg before operating the grain receiving office in Emmetsburg for MaxYield since 2013.

During retirement, Auten jokingly says he looks forward to “Doing whatever the heck I want to.” He’s also an avid woodworker and looks forward to tackling more projects.

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 25 locations and three Cenex convenience stores in Iowa. MaxYield also provides grain origination and accounting services for three Iowa feed mills. For more information, visit MaxYield online at www.MaxYieldCoop.com and www.FromTheField.com.

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