Humboldt Rec Center Donation


The NEW Cooperative Foundation presented donation checks to the Humboldt Recreation Center. A $5,000 check from NEW Cooperative’s Foundation along with a matching funds check from Land O’Lakes Foundation in the amount of $5,000 were presented. The $10,000 in funds will help equip the new facility, which will be used by many generations for years to come. The 70,000 square foot Humboldt Recreation Center is being built by the Nielsen family on Wildcat Road across from Humboldt High School. Once completed it will be donated to the City of Humboldt. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of November by general contractor Sande Construction.

Pictured from left to right are: Joe Bohan of NEW Cooperative, Jeff Bowden, NEW Cooperative location manager in Humboldt; Roger Nelson, NEW Cooperative Board member; Dan Dix, General Manager of NEW Cooperative; Ken and Marilyn Nielsen, Tony Nielson, Tyler Nielsen and Gary Moritz of NEW Cooperative.

On Tuesday, September 18th, the NEW Cooperative Foundation presented a $1,000 donation to the American Legion Post #389 in Anthon.

 The donation was used to purchase and install nine flag poles. The flags to be flown are the American flag along with flags representing POW/MIA, Post #389, the Army, Navy Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and the Merchant Marines.


 In photo, left to right:  Adjutant Claire “Skip” Welte, Jr., Finance Officer Richard Benson, Commander Wilbur Todd, NEW Cooperative Inc., Communications Director Gary Moritz, Vice Commander Wayne Fundermann, Sgt. at Arms Michael Berning, and Kevin Todd, Agronomy Sales Specialist for NEW Cooperative, Inc.

The NEW Cooperative Foundation was established in 2011 as the charitable division of NEW Cooperative, Inc. The mission of the NEW Cooperative Foundation is to support outstanding youth, agriculture, or community organizations and events. Our Foundation prides itself in providing assistance and support to organizations, programs and projects within the NEW Cooperative service area. 

The LuVerne Fire Department received a $5,000 boost in their fundraising efforts to build a new fire station.

Gary Moritz, Director of Communications at NEW Cooperative, presented the $5,000 check to the fire department on Thursday, August 9th.

The current fire station that houses their fire trucks and gear is in a dilapidated state. Matt Lawson, secretary-treasurer of the LuVerne Fire Department, said they are raising funds to build a new structure with basic amenities.

“The new fire station will provide a safe and reliable structure to store our emergency response vehicles and equipment. It will also provide an environment that is more user friendly to perform vehicle maintenance and fire training classes,” Lawson said.

A 52’ by 75’ structure is planned to be built about a block north of the current fire station. Estimated cost is approximately $150,000.

Fundraising efforts are ongoing with the fire department holding three fundraisers this year. The next fundraiser is the Firemen’s Annual Fall Supper, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 5-7 p.m. at the LuVerne Community Center.

Donations are being sought from local businesses and individuals.  Individuals are welcome to stop in to Security State Bank in LuVerne to make a tax deductible donation.

The LuVerne Fire Department serves the city of LuVerne along with five surrounding rural townships. They also provide mutual aid to other fire departments in surrounding communities.

“We are pleased to support our local fire departments in our trade territory. The new fire station will be a great asset for the town of LuVerne and will assist in providing the best possible fire protection to the businesses and residents in the LuVerne area,” Moritz said.

The NEW Cooperative Foundation presented a check for $2,500, plus a matching funds check from Land O’Lakes Foundation in the amount of $2,500 for a total of $5,000.

NEW Cooperative, Inc., partners with the Land O’Lakes Foundation, who matches the NEW donation. The Land O’Lakes Foundation Member Co-op Match Program matches dollar for dollar the cash donation of member cooperatives, thus doubling the funds available for hometown projects. Matching funds for projects selected, the NEW Cooperative Foundation and the Land O’Lakes Foundation will help enhance the quality of life in local communities.


Firefighters pictured with Moritz from left to right are: Matt Lawson, secretary-treasurer; Dave Carroll, Assistant Fire Chief; Gary Moritz, Mike Nilles and Peter Bormann.

Once again, the NEW Cooperative Foundation has shown their commitment to supporting our local 4-H youth.  Recently, the foundation donated $42,405 to area 4-H clubs. The money is donated for half of each 4-H youth’s dues in NEW Cooperative’s trade territory, which includes Webster, Calhoun, Carroll, Greene, Franklin, Sac, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Hamilton, Kossuth, Cherokee, Crawford, Plymouth, Monona, Wright, and Woodbury counties.

NEW Cooperative takes great pride in supporting our area youth 4-H programs. We strongly feel that 4-H helps these youth build the foundation to become future leaders in our local communities. We are excited for them as they gain all of the valuable skills and knowledge the 4-H program offers.

NEW Cooperative, Inc. a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, energy and feed cooperative headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa is pleased to announce that seven students have been selected to receive a NEW Cooperative scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship is to aid the students in pursuing their college education in an agriculture program. The NEW Cooperative Foundation awards the scholarships to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership, scholastics and a strong desire to pursue a career in agriculture. This year’s scholarship winners are Oliver Connor, son of Matt and Rhonda Conner from Glidden, Jacob Grandgeorge, son of Bob and Camilla Grandgeorge from Woolstock, William Kellner son of Dean and Liz Kellner from Livermore, Zackery Leist, son of Kelly and Shannon Leist from Clarion, Tiffany Poen, daughter of Kevin and Lynn Poen from Lake City, Devin Wagner, son of Robert and Sherry Wagner from Rolfe, and Dyllan Walton, son of Randy and Kyndra Walton from Clear Lake.

The NEW Cooperative scholarship program, now in its 25th year, is a proud to be supporting the college education of area students. In that time, more than $270,000 has been awarded. Each year, students planning to enroll as a full time student in an agricultural college program at a Midwest college, and who are dependents of NEW Cooperative members or employees are eligible to apply to receive a scholarship. This includes graduating high school seniors, as well as college freshmen thru juniors. NEW Cooperative General Manager Dan Dix states “These students are the future of our agriculture industry. We are proud to support them in their college journey and can’t wait to see what they accomplish in the future.”

Danbury, IA-  The NEW Cooperative Foundation is pleased to present a donation to the Danbury Catholic School to support the fundraising efforts to expand their playground. The new play structure isn’t just for children and families that attend the school but the Danbury community as well.

On Monday, April 30th, 2018, NEW Cooperative’s Foundation Director Gary Moritz presented checks to Amy Seuntjens, Danbury Catholic School Principal. The $1,000 donation includes matching funds from the Land O’ Lakes Foundation.


Pictured L to R: Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative’s Foundation Director and Amy Seuntjens, Danbury Catholic School Principal

Humboldt, IA-  The NEW Cooperative Foundation is pleased to present a donation to the Humboldt County Agricultural Society to assist in the fundraising efforts to remodel the barn/show ring.  

On Monday, February 12th, 2018, NEW Cooperative’s Board member Dyle Erickson along with Jeff Bowden, Humboldt location manager and Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative’s Communications Director representing the NEW Cooperative Foundation along with the Land O’ Lakes Foundation presented checks to the members of the Humboldt County Fair Board in the total amount of $10,000.


NEW Cooperative’s Communications Director Gary Moritz, Board member Dyle Erickson along with Jeff Bowden, Humboldt location manager are pictured presenting the donation to the Humboldt County Fair Board President Jeff Haselhuhn and Fair Board member Paul Davis.  The donation will be used to help fund the remodel of the barn/show ring.     


The NEW Cooperative Foundation is pleased to present a donation
to the City of Sloan to support the fundraising efforts to construct a
Community Splash Pad.

On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, NEW
Cooperative board members Nick Kerr and Dan Drenkhahn along with Jim Lake,
Sloan location manager, representing the NEW Cooperative Foundation along with
the Land O’ Lakes Foundation presented a check to the members of the Splash Pad
committee in the amount of $4,000.



NEW Cooperative board members Nick Kerr and Dan Drenkhahn along with Jim Lake Sloan location manager, are pictured presenting the donation to members of the Splash committee Diane Beltz, Victoria Eliason and Dixie Iverson and Mayor Charlie Thorpe and Councilman Darrel Iverson.

After handing out nearly 1,400 hams in Webster County on December 19th, we continued our “Hams for Hunger” journey by making donation stops at local food pantries in Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Webster City, Pocahontas, Carroll, Rockwell City, Moville, Hornick, Mapleton and Onawa.

In conjunction with the NEW Cooperative Foundation and Land O’ Lakes Foundation, we were able to handout about 2,000 total hams over the holiday season! Thank you to everyone that helped make this possible!


Humboldt, IA- On Thursday, November 9, 2017, Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative Foundation Director and Jeff Bowden, Humboldt location manager, presented a check to Alissa O’Connor and Michelle Sleiter, representing the Humboldt Community Daycare Board, for the amount of $2,500 to help fund the construction of the new child care and learning center.  


Pictured L to R: Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative Foundation Director, Jeff Bowden, NEW Cooperative Humboldt Manager, Alissa O’Connor and Michelle Sleiter, Humboldt Community Daycare Board Members


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