Membership is ownership
As a member, you earn equity in your cooperative. Landus Cooperative reinvests on behalf of its membership and distributes profits by approval of the Board of Directors.
One Member, One Vote
Landus Cooperative is directed by a body of farmer-members, which is the Board of Directors. Their strategy leads our day-to-day operations. Our bosses are the cooperative’s member-owners. Members have an opportunity to nominate and elect these farmer leaders.
Invested in Value-Added
Landus Cooperative connects soybeans with both farmers and dairymen. Our branded soybean seed, AcreEdge, is a geographically-targeted lineup bred for results in your fields. SoyPlus is a high-protein bypass dairy feed marketed globally and manufactured from soybeans purchased from Landus Cooperative customers across Iowa. As a member, your equity is invested in this full-circle, diversified process.
A full membership is $500. This one-time fee creates your opportunity to earn patronage on the grain, agronomy and feed business you do with Landus Cooperative. If you do not wish to invest the full $500 immediately, you may:
- Elect to earn your membership. As you earn patronage, it will be applied toward your membership fee.
As a farmer-member, you earn patronage based on all the business you do with the cooperative. The more business you do, the more you can earn. Like most farmer cooperatives, we distribute patronage in three ways:
- Equity in the company, which is invested and redistributed on a revolving basis
- Tax benefits
Invitation to Our Annual Meeting
Members are invited to our annual financial review, receive access to a year-end financial report and are invited to visit with members of the board and leadership team.