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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
Moorland, IA- The NEW Cooperative Foundation is pleased to present a donation to the Moorland Fire Department to help with funding for the grain bin rescue team. The fire department has completed the required training and is now seeking additional equipment to provide quick and safe rescue, if needed. This includes a grain bin rescue auger, several full body safety harnesses, battery powered impact, safety lanyards, ropes, saw blades and other equipment to provide safe entrance and exit from inside the bin.
On Friday, March 9th, 2018, Ken Stern, NEW Cooperative Roelyn Operations Manager, Shawn Lawler, NEW Cooperative Roelyn Agronomist, and Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative’s Communications Director representing the NEW Cooperative Foundation along with the Land O’ Lakes Foundation presented checks to members of the Moorland Fire Department in the total amount of $2,000.
Picture from L to R: Ken Stern, NEW Cooperative Roelyn
Operations Manager, Megan Hoffman, Moorland Fire Department Secretary, Ted
Fiala, Moorland Fire Department Treasurer, Brad Hoffman, Moorland Fire
Department Assistant Chief, Gary Moritz, NEW Cooperative Communications &
Foundation Director and Shawn Lawler, NEW Cooperative Roelyn Agronomist
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!
NEW Cooperative offices and locations will be closed Monday, December 25th and Monday, January 1st.
West Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Area Development Group (IADG), on behalf of Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent telecommunication companies, honored seven distinguished Iowa companies with the Iowa Venture Award at a luncheon held in conjunction with the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting at the Sheraton West Des Moines.
NEW Cooperative was recognized with and Iowa Venture Award for their investment of nearly $40 million in the complex near Rowan, Iowa. This operational grain storage center and agronomy facility will also include a pelleting feed mill scheduled to come online in 2018. When fully operational, the new 180-foot-tall mill will have a production capacity of 500,000 tons of pelleted feed per year. This facility will serve the Coop’s 4,500 members and add value for the region’s grain and livestock producers. NEW Cooperative was nominated for an Iowa Venture Award by Prairie Energy Cooperative.
“IADG, on behalf of our sponsors, is proud to recognize these outstanding companies,” said Rand Fisher, president of Iowa Area Development Group. “Their innovation, vision, courage, and social responsibility have made an impressive impact on their communities, regions and the State of Iowa.”
Five additional businesses were recognized with an Iowa Venture Award for their significant contributions in diversifying and strengthening Iowa’s economy. These 2017 Iowa Venture Award Recipients include: Al’s Corner Oil Co. / Sparky’s One Stop, G-Force Customs, MPC Enterprises, Siouxland Machine Inc. & Siouxland Fabricating Inc., and Spencer Ag Center. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Bill Northey, assisted in presenting the Iowa Venture Awards and honoring the Iowa companies and their leaders.
The 2017 “Outstanding Business of the Year” Iowa Venture Award was presented to ELPLAST America, Inc., located in Marion, Iowa. ELPLAST America, a Poland based plastics manufacturer of press to close zippers, located their North and South American headquarters and new 30,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in the Marion Enterprise Center. Starting as a trade show lead; several local, state and national partners came together to bring this company to Iowa. Notably, Central Iowa Power Cooperative secured the last ever $2 million loan through the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant program to support this project. With 30 employees, ELPLAST America produces products that are sold to over 60 countries on 6 continents. ELPLAST America was nominated for an Iowa Venture Award by Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative.
About the Iowa Venture Award
This marks the 30th year that IADG has presented Iowa Venture Awards to individuals and organizations, both large and small, in recognition of their significant contributions to Iowa’s economy through entrepreneurial leadership, innovation and the creation of job opportunities. History has demonstrated that these are among the most accomplished and successful companies in the state. Together they are helping to sustain and grow Iowa’s economy. The Iowa Venture Award Hall of Fame showcasing these 256 companies can be found at www.IADG.com/HallOfFame .
About Iowa Area Development Group (IADG)
IADG is the business and community development leader for Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities and independent telecommunication companies. Since 1985, the partnerships and economic development efforts of IADG and their sponsors have assisted with more than 2,000 projects, generating in excess of $10 billion of capital investment and over 50,000 new or retained jobs for Iowa.
Pictured left to right: Rand Fisher, President, IADG; Todd Foss, Prairie Energy Cooperative; Kenneth Norem, Director of Operations/Engineering; Kent Nolting, Feed Department Manager, NEW Cooperative; Dan Dix, General Manager, NEW Cooperative; Bill Northey, IA Secretary of Agriculture; Mark Walter, Grain Manager, NEW Cooperative; Lynn Dreyer, HR Manager, NEW Cooperative; Gary Moritz, Communications Director, NEW Cooperative; and Jim Vermeer, VP Business Development, Corn Belt Power Cooperative.