Land O'Lakes Responsibility

Two men walking down a road

CO-OP VALUES

Being a cooperative means working together for the common good. Whether we’re feeding animals, crops or people, we take this belief to heart.

A few highlights

Infographic Explaining The Land O'Lakes Foundation And SUSTAIN Efforts

What we're doing

FOR TODAY—AND TOMORROW

Building strong communities, creating enduring livelihoods and being effective stewards of our natural resources—these commitments are as important to us as top-quality products and services. The long view is part of our DNA. We’re working in communities around the globe to grow more food with less, foster new ideas and talent, and preserve our communities and the planet for future generations.

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

At the heart of our identity is the idea of working together for the common good—today and for future generations. That’s why, each year, Land O’Lakes, Inc. donates a portion of its pretax profits to the Land O’Lakes Foundation. Through programs like Member Co-op Match, Matching Gifts to Education and the annual United Way campaign, the Foundation is fulfilling its mission to serve the many communities where our members and employees live and work. Together, we are fighting hunger, supporting education and strengthening communities.

IN 2016...

$12.5 million
42,100
439,921

{ The stories }

A Box Of Mac And Cheese
First Run

Mac & cheese makes a difference

Read the story
A School Bus Next To A Farm Field
Community Gardens

A Mississippi school gives back

Read the story
A Student Walking To Class
Community Investment

The ways we brighten the future

Read the story
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

With nearly a century of experience, Land O'Lakes, Inc. knows a thing or two about farming. Since 1981, we’ve shared this expertise through Land O'Lakes International Development, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliated with Land O’Lakes. Land O'Lakes International Development is helping communities around the world build economies by strengthening local agriculture, helping businesses create jobs and linking farmers to markets. Along the way, the lives of more than 3 million people have been transformed through nearly 300 programs in more than 80 countries.

IN 2016...

279,000
600
46,641

{ The stories }

A Bicycle With A Milk Container On It
Rwanda

The milk road

Read the story
A Man Working In A Tomato Greenhouse
Kenya

Choosing tomatoes over tea

Read the story
A Woman Holding Two Goats
Bangladesh

A goat investment

Read the story

{ The stories }

Ducklings Swimming In A River
Indiana

Improving the watershed

Read the story
A Man Holding Feed On A Dairy Farm
Wisconsin

On-farm sustainability

Read the story
A Graphic Of Water And A Neighborhood With Trees
Earth

Ways we're helping the planet

Read the story
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

When we formed our co-op in 1921, our farmers believed in preserving our natural resources. It's a commitment we're proud to continue throughout Land O'Lakes' farm-to-fork businesses. Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN™ takes our unique view of the food and agriculture industries, and our farmer ownership, and aligns our environmental sustainability efforts. These efforts range from on-farm initiatives and public and private partnerships, to sustainable operations at our manufacturing and office locations.

IN 2016...

1st
35%
500,000

But wait, there's more.

— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —