Informative Workshop in Lake City on Cover Crops, edge-of-field-practices

Attend an informative workshop in Lake City on cover crops, edge-of-field practices

The North Raccoon Farm to River Partnership project is hosting a workshop to inform farmers and landowners about the benefits of conservation practices including cover crops, bioreactors and saturated buffers. The event will review how these practices can be added with 100 percent paid installation.

The free workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lake City Community Center, 118 E. Washington Street.

Using cover crops in a corn-soybean rotation can reduce soil erosion and nitrate in waterbodies as well as improve soil organic matter, water infiltration and weed suppression. Steve Killpack, a southwest Iowa farmer and long-time cover crop user, will share how he successfully incorporated cover crops into his crop production system. Scott Nelson, director of agronomy at Iowa Soybean Association (ISA), will discuss the agronomic and environmental benefits of using cover crops.

Edge-of-field conservation practices, such as bioreactors and saturated buffers, remove nitrate from tile-drained water before it enters a river or stream. Chris Hay, ISA senior manager of production systems innovation, is an expert on conservation drainage and will share how these practices work, their environmental benefits, and where they should be installed for optimum performance.

Jeff Sporrer, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Carroll County District Conservationist, will review opportunities and programs available for cover crops and edge-of-field practices.

Chance McDonald, Farm to River Partnership conservation agronomist, will host the workshop. He will provide an overview of the project’s goals and how farmers and landowners can participate.

The workshop is open to the public and is free to attend, lunch is included. Registration is recommended. RSVP to Sue Derscheid, via email: sderscheid@iasoybeans.com or phone: 515-334-1063 by Jan. 17.

The North Raccoon Farm to River Partnership is a Water Quality Initiative (WQI) through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). The three-year, $2.6 million project covers watersheds in Sac, Calhoun, Carroll and Greene counties, and managed through Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance. For more information about the Farm to River Partnership, visit the website: https://www.acwa-rrws.org/farm-to-river-partnership/.

 

Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) is an association consisting of 11 ag retailers and six associate members that support farmer customers in the Des Moines and Raccoon River basins. The ACWA mission is to help agriculture identify and implement solutions that reduce nutrient loss to Iowa waters.

 

The NEW Cooperative Foundation is pleased to present a donation to the Pomeroy Community Betterment to assist with the funding for the Veteran’s Park Improvement Project.

On Monday, December 23, 2019, Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative’s Communications Director representing the NEW Cooperative Foundation along with the Land O’Lakes Foundation presented checks to the Pomeroy Community Betterment in the total amount of $2,000.00.

The Pomeroy Community Betterment is a small group of community members who volunteer their time towards community improvements. The Veteran’s Park Improvement Project is just one of the many projects they have done for the community. The project will include upgrading and adding granite pillars to the Veterans Park, this will continue to be a great asset for the town of Pomeroy and the surrounding area and will be a great way to recognize all Veterans in the area.

 

 

NEW Cooperative, Inc. is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, energy and feed cooperative headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa. As a leading agriculture retailer, NEW Cooperative is focused on being an innovative and efficient provider of today’s agriculture markets and services to over 4,900 members throughout their 39 locations in Iowa.

The NEW Cooperative Foundation is the charitable giving entity of NEW Cooperative, Inc. The Foundation is committed to investing in organizations that are dedicated to youth and education, human services, and civic purposes that further enhance the quality of life in our member’s local communities.

The NEW Cooperative Foundation is pleased to present a donation to the Stewart Memorial Community Hospital.

On Monday, December 23, 2019, Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative’s Communications Director representing the NEW Cooperative Foundation along with the Land O’Lakes Foundation presented checks to the Stewart Memorial Hospital in the total amount of $5,000.00.

The Stewart Memorial Community Hospital located in Lake City, IA is committed to providing the highest level of quality health and wellness for the community. The vision is to expand and renovate the current hospital facility to improve the patient experience and broaden healthcare services close to home. The expansion of the Emergency and rehabilitation Services Department will be a great asset to Lake City and the surrounding communities.

 

 

NEW Cooperative, Inc. is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, energy and feed cooperative headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa. As a leading agriculture retailer, NEW Cooperative is focused on being an innovative and efficient provider of today’s agriculture markets and services to over 4,900 members throughout their 39 locations in Iowa.

The NEW Cooperative Foundation is the charitable giving entity of NEW Cooperative, Inc. The Foundation is committed to investing in organizations that are dedicated to youth and education, human services, and civic purposes that further enhance the quality of life in our member’s local communities.

 

COOPERATIVES PARTNER TO DONATE TO BAGLEY RESIDENTS

More than 120,000 bottles of water to provide for safe, drinking water

 Land O’Lakes, Inc., in coordination with local co-ops Heartland Co-op, Landus Cooperative, and NEW Cooperative, are committed to providing residents of Bagley with three truckloads of Fareway drinking water. The donation will assist 300 residents in attaining safe, bottled water for consumption. The first truckload of water was delivered today, and shipments will continue as space comes available.

“This is a great, collaborative effort, working with Land O’Lakes and the other cooperatives, in helping a local community in need,” said Dave Coppess, Heartland Co-op EVP of Sales and Marketing.

“Everyone at Landus Cooperative is proud to join with Land O’Lakes and our surrounding cooperatives to help the residents of Bagley during a difficult time,” said Tim Unruh, Landus Cooperative Chief Agronomy Officer.

“We are happy to collaborate with our neighboring cooperatives and be a part of this donation to help out the residents of Bagley, especially with the holiday season approaching soon,” said Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative Communications Director.

“We are excited to assist the co-op partners in helping provide for safe, bottled drinking water,” said Fareway President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer.

“The citizens of Bagley are very appreciative and welcome the donation of water from the co-ops,” said the City of Bagley Mayor Emily Chapman-Olesen. “Residents are currently using bottled water for both drinking and cooking.”

City of Bagley residents were provided with a drinking water health advisory in March of 2019 and were encouraged to consume bottled water only. High levels of manganese were found in the local water supply, above that of the Environmental Protection Agency’s health recommendations. During elections on November 5, the citizens of Bagley approved a franchise with Xenia Rural Water. Anticipated completion of water connection is summer of 2020.

The donated water will be available to residents beginning on Saturday, November 23 at 603 Main Street in Bagley.

 

 

About Heartland Co-op
Heartland Co-op is a farmer-owned cooperative with people and facilities in more than seventy communities throughout Iowa and Nebraska. We provide products and services to local farmers in many commodity and product areas including Grain, Agronomy, Seed, Petroleum and Feed. All of these areas of service require a wide variety of skilled people in our purpose of “Helping farmers produce and market profitably”.

About Landus Cooperative®
Landus Cooperative® is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative headquartered in Ames, Iowa, with about 600 full-time employees at locations in more than 60 communities and approximately 7,000 member-owners. Our diversified cooperative offers precision agronomy services with approximately 40 agronomists; AcreEdge®, a proprietary member-owned brand of soybeans; expert risk management services; domestic and global grain merchandising; and manufactures SoyPlus®, a high bypass protein soybean meal for dairy herds across the globe. For more information, visit LandusCooperative.com.

About NEW Cooperative, Inc.
NEW Cooperative, Inc. is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, precision ag, energy and feed cooperative headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa. As a leading agriculture retailer, NEW Cooperative is focused on being an innovative and efficient provider of today’s agriculture markets and services to over 4,800 members throughout their 39 locations in Iowa. Visit www.newcoop.com for more information.

About Fareway
Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 122 stores located in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Fareway holds family values in the highest regard, demonstrating integrity, fairness, and honesty in relationships with customers, employees, vendors, and suppliers. Visit
Fareway.com for more information.

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NEW Cooperative Foundation awards a minimum of five $2,000 one-year scholarships yearly to local students intending a career in agriculture while attending college full-time. An applicant should be a member of NEW Cooperative or the dependent of a NEW Cooperative member or full-time employee.

A student shall be a full-time student that has been accepted into an accredited 2 year college or a 4 year university. Applicants must be furthering their education by attending a two-year agricultural short course program at two-year college or a four-year university agricultural program may submit an application.

High school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors are eligible to apply. Recipients are chosen by an independent selection committee.

For more information visit: www.newcoop.com/scholarships/

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | Webster County Fairgrounds Auditorium | Fort Dodge, IA

Doors Open at 4:00pm | Meeting Begins at 5:00pm

Agenda: Status Update of the Cooperative, Financial Report, Director Elections, Recognition of 2019-2020 Scholarship Winners and Guest Speaker

Featuring Guest Speaker

Andy Vance is a recognized and trusted voice in agriculture. He began his career in journalism during his undergraduate years at Ohio State, becoming one of the youngest farm broadcasters in the country when he was named Farm Director at WRFD-AM. Andy was part of the team that launched the Buckeye Ag Radio Network, and was lead anchor at ABN Radio for several years prior to joining the livestock industry journal Feedstuffs in 2010.

After nearly a decade, “on the air,” Andy made the transition to print media when he joined the staff of the nation’s leading weekly agribusiness journal as a contributor and blogger. Today, in addition to writing, broadcasting and speaking, Andy designs multi-platform campaigns for advertisers reaching an agricultural audience via Feedstuffs, National Hog Farmer, and BEEF Magazine.

 

Members to receive record patronage revolvement

NEW Cooperative is pleased to announce the 2019 Patronage Rates for its member owners. For the recent August year-end, NEW Cooperative is allocating 10 cents per bushel of grain sold and 5.5% on agronomy purchases of which 50% will be returned in cash. This coupled with an additional deferred equity revolvement brings the total cash returned to its members to 21.1 million dollars and equal to 100% of the company’s earnings generated by local operations of the member-owned cooperative this past year.

“NEW Cooperative believes that during these challenging times in agriculture it is important to return earnings in the form of patronage back into the hands of our members as soon as possible” stated NEW Cooperative General Manager, Dan Dix.

NEW Cooperative appreciates our members’ support and we look forward to continuing to serve our member owners and their farming operation needs.

Below you will find a link with more details on the patronage rates:

2019 Patronage Rates

 

NEW Cooperative Donates to the Pomeroy Fire Department
Donation to volunteer fire department

 

Pomeroy, IA- The NEW Cooperative Foundation is pleased to present a donation to the Pomeroy Fire Department. The Pomeroy Fire Department strives to provide proper fire protection, safety, and educations in the City of Pomeroy and surrounding townships. The Pomeroy Fire Department will be using the funds to update the Personal Protective Equipment for the members of the department. With having proper equipment, the Pomeroy Fire Department will be able to stay safe as they continue to serve their community.

On Monday, September 23, 2019, Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative Communications Director, Braden Holtorf, Pomeroy Agronomy Sales Specialist, Jake Clark, Pomeroy Agronomy Sales Specialist, Kerry Peterson, NEW Cooperative Board of Director, and Troy Melohn, NEW Cooperative Board of Director, and Chris Blair, NEW Cooperative Region 4 Manager representing the NEW Cooperative Foundation along with the Land O’ Lakes presented a check to members of the Pomeroy Fire Department in the total amount of $2,500.00.

 

About NEW Cooperative, Inc. & the NEW Cooperative Foundation

NEW Cooperative, Inc. is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, energy and feed cooperative headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa. As a leading agriculture retailer, NEW Cooperative is focused on being an innovative and efficient provider of today’s agriculture markets and services to over 4,600 members throughout their 39 locations in Iowa.

The NEW Cooperative Foundation is the charitable giving entity of NEW Cooperative, Inc. The Foundation is committed to investing in organizations that are dedicated to youth and education, human services, and civic purposes that further enhance the quality of life in our member’s local communities.

 

Picture from L to R:. Jake Clark, NEW Cooperative Pomeroy Agronomy Sales Specialist, Braden Holtorf, NEW Cooperative Pomeroy Agronomy Sales Specialist, Kerry Peterson, NEW Cooperative Board of Director, Daniel De Vore, Pomeroy Fire Department, Troy Melohn, NEW Cooperative Board of Director, Cheyne Hanlon, Pomeroy Fire Department, Chris Blair, NEW Cooperative Region 4 Manager, and Gary Moritz, NEW Communications Director.

 

 

NEW Cooperative Donates to the Clare Fire and Rescue Agency
To help support purchasing new fire pumper truck

Clare, IA- The NEW Cooperative Foundation is pleased to present a donation to the Clare Fire and Rescue Agency. The Clare Fire and Rescue Agency has purchased a new fire pumper truck. This new truck will allow them to continue provide fire protection to the City of Clare, Jackson Township, and the west half of Deer Creek Township.

On Monday, September 23, 2019, Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative Communications Director, Doug Yetmar, NEW Cooperative Clare Location Manager representing the NEW Cooperative Foundation along with the Land O’ Lakes Foundation presented checks to members of the Clare Fire and Rescue Agency in the total amount of $2,500.

 

About NEW Cooperative, Inc. & the NEW Cooperative Foundation

NEW Cooperative, Inc. is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, energy and feed cooperative headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa. As a leading agriculture retailer, NEW Cooperative is focused on being an innovative and efficient provider of today’s agriculture markets and services to over 4,600 members throughout their 39 locations in Iowa.

The NEW Cooperative Foundation is the charitable giving entity of NEW Cooperative, Inc. The Foundation is committed to investing in organizations that are dedicated to youth and education, human services, and civic purposes that further enhance the quality of life in our member’s local communities.

 

Picture from L to R: Doug Yetmar, NEW Cooperative Clare Location Manager, Bill Patz, and Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative Communications Director.

Major Grain Expansion at Glidden Location

Construction Expected to Begin Summer 2019

Fort Dodge, IA – The Board of Directors and Management of NEW Cooperative are pleased to announce the expansion of our Glidden Location. The major expansion will include a new 500,000-bushel grain storage to be completed before fall of 2019.

This addition will certainly be a dramatic improvement for producers delivering into the Glidden location. Our desired outcome is to simply get our farmers in and out of the facility and back to the field faster. This expansion will allow Glidden to handle a larger inflow of product expected in the coming years.

 

NEW Cooperative, Inc is a farmer-owned grain, agronomy, energy, and feed cooperative with 39 locations throughout western and northwest region of Iowa. In addition to their continually strong grain services, NEW Cooperative also offers feed, fertilizer and seed resources through a professional staff and quality facilities.   Further agronomic opportunities in soil mapping, site-specific field management and precision technology services are offered through their Precision Ag department. The service and solutions found at NEW Cooperative demonstrate that they continue to be an innovative and efficient provider for today’s agriculture producer.

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