MaxYield Cooperative made a contribution of $2500, and an additional matching donation of $2500 on behalf of CoBank for a total of $5000, to the West Hancock FFA Chapter, located in Britt, IA. The check, presented to advisor Carolyn Badje, will assist the FFA chapter and agriculture education program building a new greenhouse. An updated greenhouse will allow students a more enhanced learning experience in horticulture classes throughout the year, as well as more space and resources to grow vegetables for the local food bank.
“MaxYield Cooperative is proud to assist the West Hancock FFA and agricultural education program in building a greenhouse that is more conducive to their and the community’s needs,” said Emily Campbell, Talent Recruitment and Communications Specialist at MaxYield. “As an FFA alumna, myself and many team members at MaxYield are well aware of the important experiences students gain in premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agriculture education and FFA. We are pleased to share in the chapter’s success.”
The matching funds were provided through CoBank’s “Sharing Success” program, which provides contributions through cooperatives to local nonprofit organizations. CoBank provides loans, leases, and financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.
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. As a result of a recent membership vote, effective August 1 MaxYield Cooperative will become a part of NEW Cooperative, Inc. For more information, visit MaxYield or NEW online at www.maxyieldcoop.com and www.newcoop.com.