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2014-09-02 20:25:17

Commitment invests in U colleges, Gopher Athletics and their students MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. announced today that it will invest $25 million in University of Minnesota academics and Gopher Athletics -- one of the largest single corporate commitments in University history and the largest commitment ever made collectively by Land O'Lakes, Inc. and the Land O'Lakes Foundation. "Today's announcement underscores our commitment to...

2014-08-15 12:26:29

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. donated 40,000 pounds of LAND O LAKES(®) Macaroni & Cheese to the Food Lifeline. This is the Land O'Lakes First Run Program's 74(th) donation since it was established in 2010. The program is committed to donating truckloads of fresh product year round, made specifically for food banks to help alleviate hunger nationwide. As part of the First Run Program, Land O'Lakes has donated more than 2.8 million pounds of...

2014-08-04 16:27:53

Q2 Sales Increase 6.6% to $4.04 Billion; Net Earnings of $96.4 Million, up 27%; Year-to-Date Sales of $8.33 Billion, up 6.4%, Net Earnings Increase 50% to $221.1 Million ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. today announced second quarter and first-half 2014 results, reflecting record sales and earnings and improved financial performance across all businesses. For the three months ending June 30, Land O'Lakes, Inc. reported net earnings of $96.4 million, a 27...

2014-06-13 16:23:44

MINNEAPOLIS, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. President and CEO Chris Policinski was named the 2014 Master Entrepreneur of the Year in the Upper Midwest by Ernst & Young (EY). EY's program is the world's most prominent business award, and currently celebrates business leaders in 145 cities across 60 different countries around the world. This is EY's 28(th) year of recognizing inspiring people and their contributions, specifically innovative entrepreneurs who show...

2014-05-22 12:23:17

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc.'s ongoing commitment to feeding a growing global population and leveraging technology to manage risk associated with weather and climate change will be part of a conversation this week focused on food security and climate change that brings together experts from the public and private sectors. Chris Policinski, President and CEO of the Arden Hills, Minnesota-based cooperative, will attend Chicago Council's Global Food...

2014-05-05 12:30:45

Net Earnings Increase 74 percent over 2013; Net Sales Up 8 percent MINNEAPOLIS, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. today announced first quarter financial results reporting strong sales and earnings that significantly exceeded the same quarter last year. First quarter net earnings were $125 million, 74 percent higher than the $72 million reported during the same period in 2013 while net sales totaled $4.3 billion during this period, 8 percent higher than last year. "We...

2014-05-01 16:34:56

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., today announced a realignment of its Eastern Wisconsin milk supply strategy, including a multi-year investment in the milk shed that includes increasing capacity at its Kiel, Wis., plant, known for its award-winning cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese production. The company also announced plans to discontinue manufacturing the semi-soft Italian cheese produced at its Denmark, Wis. plant. "Wisconsin is a key growth area...

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...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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