2014 Alumni Society Program Sponsors
AgriBank is one of the largest banks within the national Farm Credit System. Under the Farm Credit System's cooperative structure, AgriBank is owned by 17 affiliated Farm Credit Associations. The AgriBank District covers America's Midwest, a fifteen state area from Wyoming to Ohio and Minnesota to Arkansas. More than half of the nation's cropland is located within the AgriBank District, providing the Bank and its Association owners with exceptional expertise in production agriculture.
AgStar Financial Services is a cooperative, owned by client-stockholders. They provide a broad range of financial services and business tools for agricultural and rural clients in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin, focusing on simple, practical solutions that meet clients' needs. As one of the larger Farm Credit associations in the nation, they serve more than 23,000 clients and manage almost $8 billion in loan and lease assets. With more than 610 dedicated team members, AgStar has a national presence in the dairy, swine and renewable energy industries, and over 90 years of financial leadership and industry expertise. AgStar is passionate about enhancing life in agriculture and rural America, and are always evolving and working to develop new products, services and delivery channels to more fully serve rural America.
Minnesota headquartered business located in the Twin Cities, CHS is a diversified energy, grains and foods company committed to providing the essential resources that enrich lives. The CHS Foundation is committed to investing in the future of rural America, agriculture and cooperative business through education and leadership development.
General Mills is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of consumer food products. Its global brand portfolio includes Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Haagen-Dazs, Old El Paso and more. Based in Minneapolis, General Mills also is a leading supplier of baking and other food products to the food service and commercial baking.
Headquartered in Arden Hills, MN, Land O'Lakes, Inc., is one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies and is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from farm production to consumer foods. With 2013 annual sales of $14.2 billion, Land O'Lakes, Inc. is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking #194 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 93 years of operation, Land O'Lakes, Inc. today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including LAND O LAKES® Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField and Geosys.
The Scoular Company manages commodity supply-chain risk for customers in growing segments of food, feed, and renewable fuel markets. From more than 70 locations across North America, over 700 Scoular employees tailor risk-management solutions for their customers by buying, selling, storing, and transporting grain and ingredients.