The Land O’Lakes member-owned system is built on the hard work and experience of its members. At this year’s Annual Meeting, seven CEOs were recognized by Land O’Lakes Board Chairman Rick Brand for their years of service and many contributions to the Federated System.
To qualify, CEOs or General Managers of a Land O’Lakes retail-owner must have served in their leadership position for at least 10 years and completed at least 25 years of total service. The seven individuals recognized at the 2023 Annual Meeting have a combined 264 years of experience, with 191 coming from their time as CEOs.
David Kramer – Career started 1993
Underwood Farm Supply LLC
CEO since 2000
David Wiederholt – Career started 1983
Riverdale Ag Service, Inc.
CEO since 1983
Daryl Feilmeier – Career started 1989
Deuel County Farmers Union Oil Co.
Toronto, South Dakota
CEO since 2002
Doyle Pearl – Career started 1975
J B Pear Sales & Service, Inc.
St. Marys, Kansas
CEO since 2001
Randy Bruess – Career started 1982
Art’s Milling Service, Inc.
CEO since 1992
Richard Steffen – Career started 1983
Dave’s Feed Store, Inc.
CEO since 1998
Tony Bernhardt – Career started 1985
Enerbase Cooperative Resources
Minot, North Dakota
CEO since 1987