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At Land O’Lakes, Inc. we are proud of who we are and what we do. Since 1921, we’ve been member-owned. Today, we are one of the premier agribusiness and food companies in the nation. And we couldn’t have gotten there without our talented team. Our employees bring a wide range of talents, experiences and perspectives. This is a place where people are expected to, and get to, make a difference every day.
Feeding Human Progress is a huge task and we need everyone. We don't just celebrate diversity and inclusion, it's part of who we are.
In 1921, 320 dairy farmers met in St. Paul, Minnesota, to form the Minnesota Cooperative Creameries Association. Their idea was simple—join together to effectively market and distribute members’ dairy production across the country.
From there, we quickly set our sights on growth. Just eight years after establishing our butter marketing organization, we expanded into the ag services and feed businesses. Our international journey kicked off 52 years later, as we began relaying the lessons we'd learned to support local agriculture in developing nations around the world. Those efforts have also helped us expand our commercial business beyond the borders of the United States.
Today, our four businesses give us a farm-to-fork view of agriculture. Pair this with our farmer ownership and we're uniquely qualified to fulfill our purpose of feeding human progress around the world, while always delivering on our responsibility to member-owners through our core values. We're united in a common cause, committed to excellence and inspired by our place in the world—but there are no shortcuts. We've never lost sight of the value of a hard day's work. – less