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Land O'Lakes Overview

Arden Hills, MN
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
In 1921, 320 dairy farmers met in St. Paul, Minnesota, to form the Minnesota Cooperative Creameries Association. Their idea was simple—join together to effectively market and distribute members’ dairy production across the country.

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Mission: Feeding human progress.

Company Updates

  • We believe through our cooperative system and our farmer owners, we're better when we work together. All together better.

    Something Greater podcast episode three: All Together Better

    Hear Land O'Lakes President of Dairy Foods Chris Roberts and Chief Marketing Officer Tim Scott talk new marketing efforts When 320 dairy farmers founded our cooperative nearly 100 years ago, the aim was to solve specific problems: Everything from butter's high transportation cost to market access to quality control.

  • Woo hoo! It's about time!

    The butter emoji is coming

    The Unicode Consortium finally made it official: The butter emoji is coming. As an agricultural cooperative that grew from the vision of 320 Minnesota dairy farmers in 1921, we couldn't be happier. And while our company now spans the entire farmer-to-fork agricultural spectrum, the name Land O'Lakes is synonymous across the country with one product in particular: Butter.

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Land O'Lakes – Why Work For Us?

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A different kind of company

At Land O’Lakes, Inc., we're ­proud of who we are and what we do. Since 1921, we have been member-owned. Today, we are one of the premier agribusiness and food companies in the nation. Our value-added brands are among America’s most loved and trusted.

Although our long history in agribusiness gives us a unique perspective, we’re focused on the future. We want to grow not only as a company–but as people. Our employees bring a wide range of talents, experiences and perspectives. And we actively support and celebrate this diversity in our workplace.

As a growth and performance focused business, we have a commitment to providing safe, affordable and abundant food in our communities and around the world. Land O’Lakes is a place where people are expected to, and get to, make a difference every day.

This is where you come in. If you’re ready to help us make a difference, we’re always looking for talented, passionate people to join our team.


Building a brighter future

We’ve been a growth company from the start, and today, our focus hasn’t changed. Every day, we’re continually striving to be one of the best food and agricultural companies of our era. With three diversi­fied businesses that touch nearly every aspect of the food production cycle, we’re in a unique position that allows us to grow strategically.

And we’re not just looking to grow here at home. We’re committed to providing commercially viable, economically sustainable food and agricultural systems in our communities and throughout the world. To continue to make this happen, we know we need the right people.

At Land O'Lakes, we work together to discover, build and achieve our purpose. Vital to our success and core to who we are, is diversity and inclusion. It m​eans valuing and respecting t​he perspectives, experiences and talents of all individuals. 

Rooted in our cooperative values, our employee and member community is built on the principles of inclusion and embraces teamwork. 

High performing teams, where every voice feels heard and valued, allow us to pursue our common purpose: feeding human progress.

Our Employee Resource Groups are  a great way to get involved and contribute to our inclusive environment. They include:

  • Women's Leadership Network
  • Asian Affinity Connection
  • African Ancestry
  • Pride Alliance
  • LOL Amigos
  • Disability Awareness
  • Vets and Troop Support
  • Young Professionals Network

Our dedicated team of college recruiters are focused on connecting students to the right opportunities to launch their careers by ensuring every candidate, intern and new graduate has the tools to succeed and grow.

Our programs focus on Land O’Lakes’ three pillars, Supporting Education, Alleviating Hunger and Building Communities, as we strive to ensure a great experience that helps all of our candidates make valuable career connections, learn about opportunities within the agriculture business and receive valuable insights into the culture of Land O’Lakes.

Program Highlights

  • We host more than 300 on-campus events at scholls across the country.
  • We hire more than 200 summer interns and more than 50 full time rotational roles each year.
  • Internships last 10 to 12 weeks and are located at our corporate headquarters, remotely and at more than 100 locations nationwide.
  • 2-day intern orientation and final project presentations hosted in the Twin Cities.
  • Interns play a crucial role on business critical projects and deliver recommendations to business leaders. Your projects are implemented following the completion of the project!

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    Passionate co-workers that truly believe in the company mission


    Still working to modernize company and business

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Land O'Lakes Photos

Land O'Lakes photo of: Kicking off Black History Month with St. Paul Mayor, Melvin Carter.
Land O'Lakes photo of: It's pretty cool when your CEO pops into a meeting to say hello!
Land O'Lakes photo of: Collaboration at the corporate office.
Land O'Lakes photo of: You know who makes a huge difference in our communities? Our awesome employees!
Land O'Lakes photo of: This is one of our manufacturing plants that makes our amazing butter.
Land O'Lakes photo of: Workspaces designed to spark big ideas.
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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Land O'Lakes.


    Interview Process was straight forward and simple. I had three employees interview me and asked various behavioral questions. I was also told to apply for the online application and was contacted within several weeks about the position.

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    • When is a time you have had to make an unpopular decision?   1 Answer
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Land O'Lakes Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes 2018 America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2018
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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