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2014-04-07 16:26:12

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pin A Meal, Give A Meal campaign is in full swing, running through May 31. With one in six Americans struggling with hunger, this campaign creates hope - and a way to help. In partnership with Feeding America(®) - the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization - the Land O'Lakes Foundation and Land O'Lakes Dairy Foods team are delivering easy recipe ideas and hunger relief, all in one. For every Land O'Lakes recipe...

2014-03-04 12:27:57

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. and BUFFALO, Minn., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Johnson as a Director on its Corporate Board. Johnson, who is the chief executive officer and general manager of Centra Sota Cooperative in Buffalo, Minn., was elected Feb. 26 at the Fortune 200 food and agricultural cooperative's Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. Overseeing 16 locations throughout central Minnesota, Johnson has led Centra Sota...

2014-03-04 12:27:42

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. and WESSINGTON, S.D., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Lakner as a Director on its Corporate Board. Lakner, who operates Lakner Farms, LLC, was elected Feb. 26 at the Fortune 200 food and agricultural cooperative's Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. A fourth-generation farmer, Lakner has owned and operated Lakner Farms for more than 30 years, growing the enterprise to a 4,500 acre diversified grain and...

2014-02-25 12:29:01

Record Year Includes 30 Percent Increase in Cash to Members MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., today announced record annual sales of $14.2 billion, up 4.4 percent from the prior year, and record net earnings of almost $306 million, a 27 percent increase over the prior year. The strong 2013 results continue a trend of significant growth during which the farmer-owned, Fortune 200 food and agriculture cooperative has more than doubled annual sales and grown net...

2014-01-31 12:22:33

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth annual "Let's Kick Hunger Day" radiothon, which took place on Thursday, January 30, 2014, raised more than $250,000 for hunger relief, pushing the five-year total for the event to more than $1 million. The "Let's Kick Hunger Day" radiothon is an all-day live radio broadcast designed to generate awareness of hunger in the heartland and to raise funds to help end it. For the fifth consecutive year, the radiothon was presented by...

2013-12-04 12:29:11

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. today announced its acquisition of Geosys, a global technology firm that provides satellite imaging and insights to agribusiness. The acquisition caps a multi-year relationship between Geosys and Land O'Lakes through its WinField division, which utilizes select Geosys technologies in the United States. "This acquisition further cements Land O'Lakes' position as a leader in agribusiness. We are developing tomorrow's...

2013-10-28 08:32:41

Kitchen Recognized for Mentorship, Actively Promoting the Agriculture and Food Sectors as Career Destinations for Women ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carol Kitchen, senior vice president/general manager of Global Dairy Ingredients for Land O'Lakes, Inc., was named Female Executive of the Year by the Women in Agribusiness National Advisory Board. Kitchen, who has worked at Land O'Lakes for 15 years, received the award during the Women in Agribusiness Summit held...

2013-09-10 12:24:38

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 winners of the John Brandt Memorial Foundation scholarship, awarded annually by the Land O'Lakes Foundation, are Robb Bender and Angelica Gutierrez. Bender, a student from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, received the scholarship for his doctoral work in dairy farm management. Bender is evaluating the potential for improving feed efficiency and reducing feeding costs by developing methods that integrate live...

2013-07-16 16:22:40

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc.today announced a multi-year strategic agreement with 830 WCCO-AM, extending a longtime relationship between these two iconic Minnesota brands. As part of the two-year agreement, the national, farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative will serve as 830 WCCO-AM's exclusive sponsor of its broadcast facility, to now be known as the Land O'Lakes Studio. As part of this agreement, Land O'Lakes will receive...

2013-06-26 16:25:16

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. named Mike Macrie as its new vice president and chief information officer today. He replaces Barry Libenson who left the company earlier this month. Macrie joined Land O'Lakes in 2010 as vice president and senior director of Ag Services IT. "Mike has shown tremendous leadership through the successful transformation of Ag Services technology, including our proprietary R7(®) Satellite Imaging Platform and rebranding...