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Land O’Lakes

Address
P.O. Box 64101
St. Paul
MN 55164
UNITED STATES
800-328-9680
  
Contact
Ms. Megan Wolle
  
County
Activities Statewide
  
Organization Type
Community Based
Corporate
Garden Program
International
 

Description:

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 209 on the Fortune 500. 

Building on a legacy of more than 96 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including LAND O LAKES Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition and WinField United. The Company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, MN. 

Land O’Lakes, Inc. and the Land O’Lakes Foundation are dedicated to serving the many communities where our cooperative has members, employees, plants and facilities.

  • The Land O’Lakes Foundation proactively helps rural communities by donating resources that develop and strengthen organizations. In 2017, annual giving totaled to $13.2 million. Giving is focused in three strategic pillars: alleviating hunger, supporting education and building communities.
  • Land O’Lakes employees are active in the community volunteering individually, and in groups during company sponsored service events. Volunteer programs include projects with a hunger focus, nationwide support for local United Way Agencies, company match of employee gits to local food shelves, and employee growth and development through volunteerism.
  • Answer Plot® Community Gardens engage multiple groups in various communities to grow, harvest and donate fresh produce to local food shelves.  FFA students, with support from Answer Plot® and local co-ops, are responsible for the garden as it grows throughout the summer.  395,389 servings of food were grown at Community Gardens in 2017.
  • Since 1981, Land O’Lakes, Inc. has shared 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.

How to Help:

Iowans are encouraged to contact their local Land O'Lakes cooperative directly or contact the foundation online or by emailing  LandOLakesFoundation@landolakes.com for more information or to explore a partnership. 

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