Yearly Archives: 2019

November Change For Community Recipient: Habitat for Humanity

By |2019-11-04T16:01:33-06:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa helps families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable home ownership. Central Iowa Families partner with Habitat to build a place they can call home and, in turn, they help build stronger neighborhoods and communities. With every dollar you donate, every hour you volunteer, and every message of hope you [...]

November & December Artist: Kyle Renell

By |2019-11-04T15:57:02-06:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Kyle Renell: Artist Statement My work concentrates on the interconnectedness and the human condition. This group of drawings includes studies for A Journey of Life, a major work in progress scheduled to premiere in 2020 at Morning Bell Coffee Roastery in Downtown Ames; character development studies; and water studies. The media used varies, and [...]

September Board Meeting Highlights

By |2019-10-25T10:35:18-05:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

1. The Board declared a dividend on preferred shares for the 2018 fiscal year. These 4% dividends on preferred shares are paid annually at the discretion of the Board. 2. Wheatsfield closed the window for member loan extensions and conversions to preferred shares as of Sept. 30. The conversion campaign was very successful, we converted or [...]

Board Candidate Statements

By |2019-10-02T15:29:58-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Jeff Kushkowski Statement of Candidacy Why do you want to serve on the Wheatsfield Board of Directors? One of my early childhood memories is collecting eggs on my grandfather’s chicken farm (I hated reaching under the chickens!). The nearby co-op provided a market for his eggs. Last year I volunteered to be a member [...]

October Change for Community Recipient: ACCESS

By |2019-10-10T19:11:48-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Co-op Nickel|

OCTOBER CHANGE FOR COMMUNITY Recipient: ACCESS Assault Care Center Their fundraising campaign, called Frame Our Future, is to replace and repair windows and a sliding-glass door that were incorrectly installed, causing rot and other damage to our emergency shelter. The damage became apparent during an inspection. The fundraising campaign will help to not only [...]

September Produce Parable – J&B Chestnut Farm Update

By |2019-10-03T12:20:27-05:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

September 2019 Produce Parable By Adam Calder The wet spring we had in Iowa this year is still causing problems even as we enter into the fall months. I recently received a letter from John Wittrig, the owner of J&B's Chestnut Farm in Winfield, IA, and the news was not good: "Dear Friends, early [...]

Tofu Burritos

By |2019-09-21T13:22:21-05:00September 21st, 2019|Categories: Recipes|

Vegan Tofu Burritos Kim McDermott, Wheatsfield Wellness Manager Co+op Class: Plant-Based & Beyond: Protein For All Ingredients: 1 lb firm tofu 2 Tbsp canola oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1-1/2 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp dried oregano black pepper, to taste 3/4 c tomato sauce [...]

The Power of Many, A Word From the Board

By |2019-09-18T14:55:53-05:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Ron Eichmeier Board Treasurer Where did the Summer go? As you read this, we’re just past the Labor Day holiday, and will soon be enjoying a wonderful Autumn in Iowa. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to take some time to enjoy the weather, scenery, and all that Iowa has to offer [...]

Using Debit or Credit? Is there a difference?

By |2019-08-30T13:40:40-05:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Does it make a difference if I use my credit card or debit card to pay at the checkout counter? This is a question many have asked and the simplified answer is yes, the least costly method of payment for Wheatsfield is always cash and then check; however if you choose to use a [...]

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