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Landus Cooperative to Part Ways with CEO, Kucerak

Farmer-owned cooperative focused on its members, ready to propel forward

AMES, Iowa (Oct. 3, 2019)—Landus Cooperative today announced it is mutually parting ways with CEO Milan Kucerak, effective Oct. 11th, 2019. Moving forward, the cooperative is focused on meeting the expectations of its farmer-members in today’s difficult agriculture economy. 

“As a cooperative committed to our members, employees and industry partners, we are ready to propel forward under new leadership,” said President of the Board of Directors, John Scott, a farmer from Sac County, Iowa. 

“As a financially sound business, we are focused on advocating for our members at the local level, growing relationships with our customers, providing profit-driven grain marketing and agronomic solutions, and building off of the successes of our animal nutrition business,” said Scott. 

Kucerak joined the cooperative in 2006 and is credited with growing the cooperative’s value-added animal nutrition business as well as building the foundation for Landus Cooperative.

Effective Oct. 11th, Mark Miner, the cooperative’s current CFO and a more than 30-year cooperative veteran, will serve as interim CEO until the time a new CEO can be named. The Board of Directors has retained Clifton Larson Allen (CLA) who is conducting an internal and nationwide external search. 

Media Inquiries: Alicia Heun, director of communications; 515-817-2112; Alicia.heun@landuscooperative.com