About our affiliate,
Land O'Lakes, Inc.

About Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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, Land O'Lakes, Inc. quickly set its sights on growth. Just eight years after establishing a butter marketing organization, they expanded into the ag services and feed businesses. An international journey kicked off 52 years later, as they began relaying the lessons learned to support local agriculture in developing nations around the world.

Today, Land O'Lakes International Development is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliated with Land O'Lakes, Inc. We leverage Land O'Lakes, Inc.'s four businesses and commitment to fulfill a purpose of feeding human progress around the world.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. businesses

Dairy Foods
Makers of the LAND O LAKES brand – America’s #1 Brand of Butter and Deli American Cheese, an icon in our nation’s kitchens and restaurants. We’ve carried on a tradition of producing simple goodness for our customers for more than 90 years. Our products service the retail, foodservice, ingredient and industrial segments.

Kozy Shack
Kozy Shack® is America’s #1 brand of Rice Pudding, Tapioca Pudding, Bread Pudding and Flan. With all of our high-quality refrigerated desserts, we believe fresh taste and wholesome ingredients go hand in hand. Kozy Shack products are available in the retail and foodservice channels.

The LAND O LAKES brand is licensed to a small number of partner companies who market high quality milk, creams, juices, eggs, cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt and cocoa mixes under the LAND O LAKES brand.

Purina Animal Nutrition
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. With an uncompromising commitment to animal excellence, Purina Animal Nutrition conducts industry-leading R&D initiatives that create and sustain a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Species served by Purina Animal Nutrition include both large and small animals, including cattle, horses, swine, chickens, hamsters, gerbils and rabbits. Headquartered in Shoreview, Minn., Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes, Inc.

A leading distributor of crop protection products and agricultural seed in the United States. With unmatched agricultural expertise and performance as core company values, we offer a comprehensive suite of leading-edge products and services to help growers, dealers and other industry partners achieve the highest level of success.

Business Development Services
A strategic business services provider for agricultural cooperatives. Committed to cooperative growth and vitality, we offer what co-ops need to succeed through a wide range of best-in-class offerings in strategic business consulting, talent management, recruiting and HR services.

Learn more by visiting the Land O'Lakes, Inc. website.

I am proud of the fact that as an organization, we continue to make a positive difference in the lives of others – at home and abroad.

Chris Policinski (President & CEO, Land O'Lakes, Inc.)

Our Culture

Creating shared value

As a farmer-owned cooperative, it’s in our DNA to deeply invest in the communities where our members live and work. Historically, we have called these efforts Corporate Social Responsibility, but that language is starting to change. The traditional interpretation of Corporate Social Responsibility is sometimes viewed as being socially responsible independent of business objectives. In contrast, Creating Shared Value is all about improving the economic, social and financial well-being of local communities while generating a profit.

Work With Us

Join Our Team

We invite experienced applicants with backgrounds in agriculture or international development to become part of our diverse team of employee and volunteer professionals who support our work in the U.S. and abroad. Come explore a wide range of exciting opportunities – from short-term consultancies to long-term positions to a variety of volunteer possibilities – that promise to challenge and reward you.