A message from our CEO
The purpose for forming the earliest cooperatives was to enable members to band together and achieve results jointly they were unable to achieve on an individual basis. In 2012 and beyond this same cooperative role is intact.
MaxYield Cooperative past and present has enabled members to achieve results jointly that the members could not have achieved on their own. MaxYield exists to maximize the yield of its members. To fulfill this role, MaxYield Cooperative is a Solution’s Provider. Throughout our existence, the solutions needed by our members have changed as agriculture has evolved. However, the role of MaxYield holds as true today as in those first years – to enable members to band together and achieve joint results the individual member could not achieve on their own.
The viability of a cooperative will always be possible so long as the needed member solutions are identified and the solutions are competitively delivered to the membership by their cooperative. That’s our pledge to you.
MaxYield Cooperative – We See More in Your Fields…
Meet Keith Heim, CEO
MaxYield Cooperative’s commitment to being a leading-edge agricultural solutions providers is the key reason Keith accepted the position of MaxYield’s CEO in 2007. He thrives on helping MaxYield members and team thrive in the ever changing and challenging world of 21st century agriculture.
Keith is based at MaxYield’s West Bend, Iowa headquarters, but you’ll find him regularly visiting our team members at our service locations as well as traveling in the United States and overseas to make sure we’re focused on the latest agricultural solutions for our members and clients.
Before joining MaxYield, Keith served as General Manager/Executive Vice President of Farm Service Cooperative based in Harlan, Iowa since 1988. He has extensive experience in the grain industry including merchandising, business operations and major grain construction projects. Keith also has a proven track record in positioning all Farm Service Cooperative divisions to compete in agriculture’s global market place.
From 1983-1998, Keith was the Grain and Transportation Division Manager at Farm Service Cooperative.
Prior to his roles at Farm Service Cooperative, he worked as a Commercial Grain Hedge Specialist at Farmers Commodities Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa, and as a Grain Merchandiser/Account Executive for Archer Daniels Midland/Tabor Grain Company in Decatur, Illinois.
A 1978 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Keith holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with an Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business Management Major and Marketing Option.
Keith is a past director of Progressive Nutrition LLC board, and is past board president of CONTROL Systems Software, LLC.
Under Keith’s leadership, MaxYield has set local earnings records and has further established MaxYield as one of the leading cooperatives in the Midwest.