Brad Ostwald Retires from MaxYield West Bend Cenex

We would like to extend our congratulations and well-wishes to Brad Ostwald, a team member at our West Bend Cenex store, on his recent retirement! Brad joined MaxYield in 2015 and has been an essential part of the West Bend Cenex team. He has been a fixture in keeping our store friendly and tidy, with…

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MaxYield Facilitates $3500 CoBank Donation to Algona FFA

MaxYield Cooperative made a contribution of $3500 on behalf of CoBank to the Algona FFA Chapter. The check, presented to advisor Betsy Becker, will assist the FFA chapter and agriculture education program in updating LabQuest learning sensors and equipment. The new sensors will give agriculture students an enhanced hands-on experience in the classroom. “MaxYield Cooperative…

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MaxYield, CoBank Contribute $5000 to West Hancock FFA

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…

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Bill Bleuer Retires from MaxYield Cooperative

WEST BEND, IA – Bill Bleuer, grain operations team member at MaxYield’s West Bend location, was recognized with a retirement lunch honoring his 46 1/2 years of service to the local cooperative recently. His last day with MaxYield will be July 23, 2021.   Starting his career at what was then known as West Bend…

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Karen Jatho Retires from MaxYield Everly Location

We would like to extend our congratulations and well-wishes to Karen Jatho, client care and accounting assistant at our Everly location, on her recent retirement! Karen joined MaxYield (then Farmer’s Cooperative) in 1981, working in all aspects of accounting for the cooperative. She has spent the majority of her career at the Everly location, though…

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MaxYield Cooperative’s Members Approve Merger with NEW Cooperative, Inc.

(WEST BEND, IA) – The members of MaxYield Cooperative, headquartered in West Bend, Iowa, have approved the merger proposal with Fort Dodge, Iowa-based NEW Cooperative, Inc. The merger will become effective August 1, 2021. “We are pleased to report the MaxYield membership has voted in favor of this merger,” stated MaxYield board chairman Howard Haas.…

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Turbo-Charged Memories: Doug Evans’ IH 560 Diesel

Take a look around Doug Evans’ Terril, Iowa farmstead and you’ll see red tractors- lots of them. They’re all special, but this 1962 IH 560 Diesel with M&W Turbo may mean just a little more to him. Before Doug, the tractor was owned for about 45 years by the late Leo Hanson, a longtime friend…

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Cooperative Communicators Association Recognizes MaxYield Cooperative

Milwaukee, WI June 8, 2021 – The communications team at MaxYield Cooperative of West Bend, Iowa was recognized for their outstanding work during the Cooperative Communicators Association’s (CCA) annual awards ceremony, held during the 2021 CCA Institute, June 6-9 in Milwaukee, WI. Professional communicators representing more than 40 cooperatives from across the United States and…

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