Development spotlight: Land O'Lakes

In September, Land O’Lakes announced a $25 million investment in the University of Minnesota spread across several campus entities. The investment is one of the single largest corporate commitments to the University of Minnesota. $1 million will directly benefit CFANS in the following areas:

  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Classroom technology enhancements on the St. Paul campus
  • Support for designing a dairy research facility
  • Outreach to 9-12 grade students

Additionally, Land O’Lakes created a scholarship program supporting students transferring into CFANS from other collegiate units or universities. The program began this semester with 12 students receiving scholarships. PDF iconLandOLakes Scholarship Recipients.pdf

Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from farm production to consumer foods. With 2013 annual sales of more than $14.2 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, ranking 199 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 93 years of operation, Land O’Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including LAND O LAKES® Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition and WinField. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O’Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, MN.