MaxYield Cooperative based in West Bend, Iowa has announced the recipients of their 2021 $1000 Ag Scholarships. The scholarship program is available annually to graduating high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Students completed applications forms answering questions about their career goals and why cooperatives are important to agriculture. They also submitted essays titled “Why I selected agriculture as my career.” Recipients must be dependents of MaxYield Cooperative clients, or clients themselves, and can receive the scholarship up to two times during their education. The 2021 recipients include:

Marissa Eekhoff, a freshman at Iowa State University in Ames, IA studying animal science. She is the daughter of Ryan and Lori Eekhoff of Britt and graduated from West Hancock High School. Eekhoff is a two-time recipient of the MaxYield Ag Scholarship.

Sheridan Fox, a senior at Belmond-Klemme High School. Fox plans to attend Iowa State University in Ames, IA and major in animal science. She is the daughter of Emily and Brian Fox of Kanawha.

Cheyenne Harle, a junior at Iowa State University in Ames, IA studying agricultural business and international agriculture. She is the daughter of Brian and Michelle Harle of Kanawha and graduated from Clarion-Goldfield-Dows High School.

Austin Vanderhoff, a senior at Sioux Central High School. Vanderhoff plans to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD and major in agricultural science. He is the son of Brett and Angie Vanderhoff of Greenville.

Maggie White, a senior at Estherville Lincoln Central High School. White plans to attend Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, IA and major in animal science. She is the daughter of Brad and Jill White of Estherville.

Brandon Yoch, a senior at West Bend-Mallard High School. Yoch plans to attend Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, IA and major in agricultural business. Yoch is the son of Tracie Johnston and Gary Yoch of West Bend.

Congratulations to all!