Landus Cooperative Members Elect Board Members, Officers Named

Farmer-governed cooperative announces election results following third-annual membership meeting

Landus Cooperative held its Annual Members Meeting here today. Landus Cooperative stockholder members voted to fill four board positions.

The farmer-governed cooperative is in the process of reducing the size of its board to 12 members in 2020. As terms expire or members reach their term limits, the board will be reduced by two members each year.

For the fiscal year 2018, the Landus Cooperative board consisted of 16 directors. To reduce the Board size to 14 the Board accepted the retirement of Sam Spellman, of Woodward and had four incumbents vying for three positions and one incumbent unopposed.

Elected for three-year terms were

  • Ron Buse of Rockwell City
  • Daniel Heller of Irwin re-elected
  • Gary Graber of Forest City re-elected
  • Tim Kolder of Parkersburg re-elected

Also, Ryan Bristle of Polk City was introduced as a non-voting, associate member.

In a board meeting following the Annual Meeting, the following were elected as officers of the Landus Cooperative Board of Directors.

  • John Scott of Odebolt re-elected President
  • Jim Carlson of Gowrie elected Vice President
  • Dan Reynolds of Rockwell City re-elected Secretary/Treasurer

Nearly 150 members attended the meeting featuring USDA Trade Counsel to the Secretary, Jason Hafemeister. Landus Cooperative customers are invited to watch Hafemeister’s presentation online by logging into the customer portal and selecting the “Watch Annual Meeting Keynote” banner at the top of their homepage. A variety of his comments will be included in Friday’s issue of the Landus Cooperative Experience podcast found here.

Photos from the event are available online here.