Landus marks 5-year anniversary

Staff report

Farmer-owned Landus is celebrating its corporate anniversary this week.

It has been five years since the two legacy entities of Farmers’ Cooperative and West Central merged to form Landus, Iowa’s largest agricultural cooperative.

Significant milestones have been achieved since 2016. Highlights over the years include:

• Multiple facility updates, including major renovations at the Ralston and Rake locations

• Opening of the Beef Feed Center in Jefferson

• Launch of Landus-branded soybean seed, AcreEdge

• Large agronomy fleet upgrades

• Implementation of the customer portal and mobile app

• Record SoyPlus® manufacturing plant soybean crush

Under the new leadership of Matt Carstens, president & CEO, and guided by the Landus Growth and Performance Strategy, the last 12 months have been witness to an unprecedented pace of advancement at Landus.

“This past year has presented many challenges for our employees and farmer-owners from a global pandemic to extreme weather events like the drought and derecho of the 2020 growing season,” said Carstens. “Through it all we managed to achieve our first year of profitability, evolve the way we go to market, and establish the building blocks for future innovations. I’m proud of where we’ve been and even more excited about where we are going.”

Landus is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative headquartered in Ames, Iowa. It employs about 600 full-time employees at locations in more than 60 communities to serve 7,000 farmer-owners. Landus is Iowa’s largest agricultural cooperative providing unmatched scale, expertise, facilities, and logistics.

Products and services span the five pillars of agronomy, grain, feed, animal nutrition, and data.

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