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Since 1921

When you purchase Land O Lakes® Products, you support American farmers and their communities nation-wide. Learn more about our farmer-owners, their families and our cooperative system that helps bring some of the most beloved dairy products to your table.

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Get to Know Our Farmers-Owners

We’d like to introduce you to the people behind your food. Meet the farm families. Swing by their kitchen and then head outside to learn more about their operation and the smart farming practices they’re using to help ensure the food you eat is just as delicious as it is sustainable.

Our Co-op: A Perspective from the Farm

During our latest visit to the farm, we got a chance to hear from some Member Owners – and a few unexpected guests – on what makes the Land O’Lakes co-op great. Watch the videos below for all the hard-hitting questions, firsthand accounts, talking animals and tiny mics. Interested in learning even more? Follow us on social and sign up for our email.

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Recipes from The Farmhouse Table

Check out our farmer-owners favorites and enjoy these buttery, sweet and oh-so-shareable recipes (and stories) from their families' kitchens.

Oatmeal Turtle Bars
Westra Dairy's

Oatmeal Turtle Bars

The Westra family has sold these bars at many a bake sale to help raise money for charitable efforts and are rightfully proud of this family recipe.

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Learn More About Our Cooperative Model

The co-op model is known for its economic resilience through good times and in bad, because its members stick together. Our farmer-owned roots inform our work in every step -- from the farm to fork and everything in between, check out the stories below to better understand our cooperative model.

What makes us proud to be a co-op?

What makes us proud to be a co-op?

Glad you asked! We know cooperatives create more resilient communities -- we’ve seen it firsthand.

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What is farmer-to-fork?

What is farmer-to-fork?

It starts with how we were founded -- as a farmer-owned cooperative

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All Together Better

What Makes Our Co-Op Work?

Because we are All Together Better



Thank You. Two little words that mean so much yet are not said nearly enough. And even though it might seem like our farmer-owners are far off in the distance, they’re always just a quick social post away. So if you’ve enjoyed a rich, buttery and delicious meal today, #ThankAFarmer.