It was 96 years ago when a group of dairy farmers came together to form our cooperative. Since then, Land O’Lakes member-owners have counted on the cooperative to deliver increased value through marketing and insights, cutting edge products and data-driven services. And for each and every one of those 96 years, cooperative delegates have come together—braving those cold Minnesota winters—for an Annual Meeting to review the year gone by and look ahead to future opportunities.
This year’s Annual Meeting was all about records, record earnings and record returns to members, in a depressed ag economy. This was no accident. This was the result of our value-added strategies and farm-to-fork view of the food and agriculture industry. Interested in learning more? Check out our sizzle reel.
Beyond our record-setting performance, this year’s Annual Meeting was also about celebrating our greater purpose. We’re proud to be a farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative working together for the greater good. Our shared commitment to feeding human progress gives us focus and it inspires us to strive for more.
This is not a final destination. Rather, it’s an ongoing commitment we work to advance each day by capitalizing on our farm-to-fork scope, leveraging our size and scale, identifying and developing top talent and actively doing good.
Learn more about our commitment to feeding human progress in our 2016 Annual Report.