Call for nominations: Land O’Lakes elected leadership positions

Director and regional council seats are up for election during the 2023 Leader Elections

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At Land O’Lakes, Inc., we recognize our cooperative model sets us apart. It’s the foundation on which we were built, continually made stronger by the talented, innovative and dedicated member-owners that make up our system. A cornerstone of that system is the strong, member-elected leadership that help guide the direction of the cooperative.
This year, five (5) director positions and 34 regional council seats, representing both our dairy and ag governance regions, are up for election that will take place in December of 2022.
This is a unique opportunity for members to participate in Land O’Lakes governance. We are now accepting nominations for members interested in serving on the Corporate Board of Directors or on a Regional Council.
Following up on a very successful 2021, and considering the challenges ahead, it’s more important than ever that our cooperative and industry listen to a broad collection of voices,” says Land O’Lakes Board Chairman Rick Brand. “To help meet the demands of our changing landscape, we are looking for a pool of well-qualified, diverse member-owners to help fill the 39 elected leadership positions within our cooperative governance system.”

As you consider making nominations, whether for yourself or others, please review our updated elected leadership brochures:
• Board of Director brochure
• Regional Council Representative - Ag brochure
• Regional Council Representative - Dairy brochure


Please note the following application deadlines:  
• Applications for the corporate board must be submitted by May 31, 2022
• Applications for regional councils must also be submitted by May 31, 2022

If you are interested in the application process contact your Regional Recruitment Chair for an application or questions:
Region 1 – Rob Larson – rlarson@provisionpartners.coop or 715-687-4443
Region 2 – Tony Hemann – tonyh@Silveredgecoop.com or 563-928-6419
Region 3 – Sarah Olsen – sawah_J@hotmail.com or 620-947-3917
Region 4 – Bill Walter – wwalter@neo.rr.com or 419-281-2153
Region 5 –Tom Boland – tomb@skagitfarmers.com or 360-757-6053
Region 50 – Wendell Gehman – wendellgehman@gmail.com or 215-536-2173
Region 60A – Bernie Bakker – rockbottomdairy@yahoo.com or 712-476-9187
Region 60B – Eric Nelson – e2nelson@hotmail.com or 507-724-2162
Region 80 – JJ Nunes – jjnunes2000@gmail.com or 559-679-7048

You may also visit our Governance page to learn more about these positions and the application process. If you have any questions, you may contact Tracy Salwei at TSALWEI@LANDOLAKES.COM