USA—Farmer-owned cooperative, Landus will invest US$150 million over the next four years into core grain and agronomy facilities throughout its Iowa territories to modernize aging infrastructure and improve service to local farmers.
Aging rural infrastructure continues to make headlines and present challenges for farmers, ag businesses, and communities throughout the state.
“Rural Iowa needs our industry to step up to the plate and reinvest for the future the way our forefathers did for us,” said Matt Carstens, president and CEO of Landus.
“A generation of farmers came together to build up the cooperative infrastructure in the 1950s. But since then, our industry has not done our job building for the future the way they once did.
“We owe our farmers and our communities more, and the Landus team is proud to roll out this robust reinvestment plan designed to deliver facilities of the future where they are desperately needed.”
Over the next four years Landus will reinvest unprecedented amounts into core locations to deliver the speed, space and safety that farmers expect.
Landus also recently announced additional initiatives designed to better position farmers for success in the future.
“It is not enough for a cooperative to simply meet the needs of farmers today, said Carstens. We must lay a solid foundation for what our farmers will need in the future.”
This summer the company will unveil its Innovation Connector and collaborative workspace in downtown Des Moines designed to connect farmers directly to innovators, tech start-ups, and change makers driving the future of agriculture forward.
By connecting key contributors across the agricultural supply chain, the company is helping farmers build sustainable and profitable businesses and also activate a more secure food and fuel future for farmers and consumers alike.
“Landus is proud to expedite that journey forward with this robust reinvestment into our critical rural hubs,” he continues. “We look forward to unveiling more to our farmer-owners in the months ahead.”
As a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Iowa, Landus elevates and uplifts thousands of farmers in communities throughout rural America.
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