SPENCER, IA – MaxYield Cooperative recently contributed $1520 towards the membership dues for Clay County 4-H members. The check was presented to Isabel Dehrkoop, Clay County Youth Program Coordinator, and other ISU Extension and Outreach staff on December 16th. The funds will pay $10 of the $35 state dues for 4-H members in the county. This membership not only allows students to display and compete with their projects at the Clay County Fair and Iowa State Fair, it also provides them with opportunities to participate in conferences, workshops, and community service.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Clay County staff members accept a donation from MaxYield Cooperative totaling $1520. From Left to Right: Isabel Dehrkoop, County Youth Program Coordinator; Sarah Dirks, In-School & Adult Human Sciences Program Coordinator; and Jo Engel, Youth Human Sciences Program Coordinator. The funds will cover $10 of every Clay County 4-H member’s annual dues.

“MaxYield Cooperative recognizes the value that 4-H brings, not only to the youth that participate but also to our communities,” explained Emily Campbell, talent recruitment and communications specialist at MaxYield Cooperative. “Being a 4-H alumna myself, I know that the members of Clay County 4-H will be the next generation of leaders that impacts the world. MaxYield is proud to assist the next generation of leaders in growing as 4-Hers by easing the financial obligation of the families of Clay County’s 150-plus members.”

The cooperative contributes nearly $13,000 to 4-H in seven Iowa counties annually.

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