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

37
Years of international developement expertise
$1.95million
Donated through member-directed philanthropy programs
$370,000
Donated to disaster relief efforts, jointly with partners

20 millionacres
We aim to touch through Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN programs by 2025
100
Percent of the milk supply we are commited to assessing for environmental impact by 2025
160+
Employees and members who have volunteered with International Development's Farmer-to-Farmer program

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.

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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 2017...

$14Million
$370,050
$395,500

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UMN Campus In Minneapolis
Higher Education

We're Supporting Higher Education

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Aerial View Of A Ranch
Ranchers

Helping Ranchers In Need

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A Student Harvesting Tomatoes
Gardens

Bringing Community Gardens to Life

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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 2017...

530,000+
$9,000+
$550,000+

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Zebu
Zebu of Madagascar

Zebu of Madagascar

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A Woman Working With Coconuts
Coconuts

How Coconuts Feed Human Progress

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A Woman Working With Mushrooms
Mushrooms

The Mushroom Lady

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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 2017...

50%
900+
800+

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A Field Of Crops
Agronomy

Conservation Agronomy

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Clear Water
Water

The Year of Water

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A Corn Stalk At Sunrise
Conservation

Cutting edge of Conservation

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