Our Story


Do You Know Where Your Butter Comes From?

Do you know where your
butter comes from?

Land O'Lakes is a farmer-owned cooperative that produces pure, sweet cream that's churned into Land O Lakes® Butter.

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Meet Mike & Maria

Meet Mike & Maria

Mike and Maria are raising four kids while running a dairy farm. They take pride in what they feed their kids, just like you do.

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Meet Shawn & Danielle

Meet Shawn & Danielle

Shawn and Danielle run a sixth-generation dairy farm while teaching their kids important values. And, just like you, they also face the challenge of what to make for dinner.

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What is a "Co-op?"

What is a "Co-op?"

It comes from the word "cooperative," and means people working together toward a common goal for the good of all. And that's what we do. Land O'Lakes is a cooperative organization of independent farms, big and small. Each works hard to provide the best ingredients for the food that goes on your table. And theirs.

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Where new ideas meet old-fashioned values.

In the early 1920s, a cooperative was formed that had new ideas about producing butter. Back then, most butter was made from sour cream and was sold in tubs. This new cooperative made butter from fresh, sweet cream and sold it in pound packages with individually wrapped sticks. It soon set the standard for butter quality in the dairy industry.

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This cooperative was called Land O'Lakes. Now, nearly a century later, Land O'Lakes continues to set the standard for quality,
with products like butter and cheese that represent simple goodness, while making
the cooking and baking process easier and more enjoyable.

We Keep it Tasting Fresh

From farm to table, we keep it tasting fresh for you.

Our farmers work hard to provide the fresh sweet cream that goes into Land O Lakes® Butter. And once it's made, we keep it tasting fresh for you with our FlavorProtect® wrapper. It's specially designed to keep other flavors out, and the fresh taste you love in.

The Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen

From our kitchen to yours.

The Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen is where our recipes with our butter are developed, tested and perfected. Our Test Kitchen experts know what it's like to put good food on the table while working and running a home, because they do
it themselves. So, when you make our recipes, you know they're tried-and-true. And delicious.

View the Test Kitchen blog for inspiration,
tips, techniques and videos »

Becky Director of the Test Kitchen

"Our hard-working families take pride in our delicious, quality butter. And we take pride in helping others learn about
cooking and baking."

To Your Family

Share the pride with your family.

Land O'Lakes families take pride in the butter they help produce because you take pride in what you feed your family.

Find more easy recipes to share with your family »

Featured Recipe:

Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies

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