Landus Cooperative Announces Officers for Board of Directors

(AMES, Iowa) April 6, 2016—Landus Cooperative today announced election results for officers for the Board of Directors held during the cooperative’s first board meeting.

With nominations from the floor and a majority-wins vote including all eighteen board members present, John Scott, an Odebolt, Iowa-area farmer was elected President of the Board of Directors for Landus Cooperative. Jordan Carstens, a Bagley, Iowa-area farmer was elected Vice President and Dan Reynolds, a Rockwell City, Iowa-area farmer was elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the Board.

“As a member of Landus Cooperative, I am first and foremost pleased that we have such a talented and experienced board. Personally, it is an honor to be elected by my peers to represent our farmers,” said John Scott, an Odebolt, Iowa-area producer and newly-elected President of the Board of Directors for Landus Cooperative. “Going forward, our Board will focus on capitalizing on opportunities and doing the right thing to benefit our members.”

Sue Tronchetti of Paton, Iowa; Sam Spellman of Woodward, Iowa; and Jim Carlson of Gowrie, Iowa; along with Scott, Carstens and Reynolds will form the executive committee of the Board.

Per the Articles of Incorporation voted on by the membership, the Landus Cooperative Board of Directors includes the following members. The year their current term expires is also listed.

Tim Kolder, Ackley (2018)

Jordan Carstens, Bagley (2019)

Daryl Doerder, Boone (2017)

Nate Stewart, Cedar Falls (2017)

Gary Graber, Forest City (2018)

Jim Carlson, Gowrie (2019)

Trent Farnham, Gowrie (2018)

Matt Showalter, Hampton (2019)

Daniel Heller, Irwin (2018)

Jay Drees, Manning (2018)

Jim Long, Maxwell (2017)

Darrell Jensen, Menlo (2017)

John Scott, Odebolt (2019)

Craig Heineman, Ogden (2017)

Sue Tronchetti, Paton (2019)

Dan Reynolds, Rockwell City (2017)

Glen Christensen, Scranton (2019)

Sam Spellman, Woodward (2018)

Several additional committees were named. The full list is online at and available at Landus Cooperative locations.

As set out in the plan of merger and approved by the voting membership, the first election for new directors is slated to be held in 2017. The number of directors thereafter may be changed pursuant to the terms of the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. Except as determined under the plan of merger, board members serve three-year terms, with a limitation of four consecutive terms.

Legal Committee

Sue Tronchetti

Sam Spellman

Darrell Jensen

Nate Stewart

Governance and Nominating Committee

Glen Christensen

Jordan Carstens

Daryl Doerder

Trent Farnham

HR and Compensation Committee

Sam Spellman

Tim Kolder

Craig Heineman

Matt Showalter

Audit and Risk Management Committee

Jim Carlson

Jim Long

Jay Drees

Dan Reynolds

Donations, Policy and Young Member Committee 

Darrel Jensen

Gary Graber

Dan Heller

John Scott


Landus CooperativeTM is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative, headquartered in Ames, Iowa that has a global reach and a local touch with more than 725 full-time employees at locations in more than 70 communities in Iowa and Minnesota and approximately 7,000 member-owners

Landus Cooperative is one of North America’s largest grain storage companies and has shuttle-loading access on all seven, major Iowa rail lines. The diversified farmer-owned cooperative offers precision agronomy services with more than 50 agronomists on staff; a proprietary, member-owned brand of soybeans; expert grain marketing services; as well as corn and soybean processing including a facility in Ralston, Iowa which manufacturers SoyPlus®, a high bypass protein soybean meal for dairy herds across the globe.