Farmer-owned cooperative asks communities to vote in online contest to win community donation
(AMES, Iowa) Oct. 9, 2017 –Landus Cooperative is celebrating October’s Cooperative Month with the launch of a new company video and online contest.
After watching the video at LandusCooperative.com, community members are invited to vote for their favorite Landus Cooperative location. The site with the most votes will make a donation to their local 4-H, FFA, fair board or fire/rescue squad. The video follows the story of a soybean through the Landus Cooperative supply chain.
“During Cooperative Month, Landus Cooperative is celebrating what makes us unique,” said Milan Kucerak, chief executive officer for the cooperative which has locations in 60 communities across Iowa.
“No other cooperative touches every step in the soybean supply chain as we do. We select genetics for the AcreEdge® soybean seed our farmer-members plant, purchase and store those soybeans during harvest, and then process them into a value-added global branded dairy feed product (SoyPlus®) which enhances patronage opportunities for all cooperative members,” explained Kucerak.
The video includes footage from Landus Cooperative member farms.
“Landus Cooperative offers our members local touch and a global reach,” said Kucerak. “We invite our members and communities to watch the story of this full circle cooperative advantage on our website. It represents the cooperative spirit, a spirit which is not possible without our nearly 7,000 farmer-owners.”
Voting opens Monday, Oct. 9 and closes at midnight on Sunday, Oct. 22nd. Video viewers may vote as many times as they would like. The Landus Cooperative location with the most votes per full-time employee will have $500 donated to one of the company’s Core Grant organizations in their name. The winning community will be announced on the company’s Facebook page the week of October 23rd.