Landus Cooperative Seeks Board Candidates

Four members sought to fill open seats for farmer-owned cooperative

Landus Cooperative® is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors.  Voting members of the farmer-owned cooperative are eligible to fill one of four open positions.

To best represent members across the cooperative’s 26 county area, the board is seeking to fill the following open seats

  • One (1) board member representing areas in and around Landus Cooperative locations in Butler, Bremer, Franklin, Grundy, Hancock, or Winnebago counties in Iowa or Faribault county in Minnesota.
  • Two (2) board members representing areas in and around Landus Cooperative locations in Boone, Dallas, Guthrie, Madison, Story, and Polk counties.
  • One (1) board member representing areas in and around Landus Cooperative locations in Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cherokee, Greene, Ida, Sac, and Webster counties.

“Landus Cooperative is seeking progressive, engaged members to serve on our Board of Directors,” said Trent Farnham a Gowrie, Iowa farmer who serves as chair of the Board’s Governance committee. “It is important that we continue to move this cooperative forward on behalf of our members by leveraging the ideas and input of our farmer-leaders on the Board of Directors. I encourage anyone considering this leadership opportunity to reach out, ask questions, and put their name on the ballot.”

Interested members should contact Governance Committee Chair, Trent Farnham at (515) 351-0855; their nearest Landus Cooperative location; or email communications@landuscooperative.com to inquire or submit their name for the ballot prior to August 1st, 2017.

Landus Cooperative presently has 18 directors, with the terms of 6 expiring in 2017:  Daryl Doerder (Boone); Craig Heineman (Ogden); Jim Long (Maxwell); Dan Reynolds (Rockwell City), Lance Kading (Guthrie Center); and Nate Stewart (Cedar Falls).

Due to a desire to reduce the size of the board, nominees are being sought to fill four director positions at the 2017 Annual Meeting to be held Dec. 19, 2017 in Ames.

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