Former USDA Under Secretary and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Joins Landus Board of Directors

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Bill Northey appointed as outside director

AMES, IOWA (June 8, 2021) – The Landus Board of Directors has appointed Bill Northey to a one-year term as an outside director, eligible for renewal up to a maximum of three years. Northey most recently served as United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. Prior to that, he was the Secretary of Agriculture for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

“The Landus Board of Directors is extremely pleased to welcome Bill Northey as an outside director. Bill is a true, proven leader and advocate for the American farmer,” said Nate Stewart, Chairman, Landus Board of Directors. “We look forward to Bill's insight and knowledge, not only with his experience with the USDA, but as an Iowa farmer. We believe he will be a great asset to Landus as a company, as well as to our farmer members.”

“Bill will be an invaluable resource on the important role of government in the success of agriculture, including issues of financial assistance ranging from conservation to disaster assistance, which affect all of our farmer-owners” said Matt Carstens, President & CEO, Landus.

“I’m excited to join the Landus Board of Directors. Landus is an innovative farmer-focused cooperative dedicated to building on its legacy of service,” said Bill Northey. “Leadership at Landus is committed to doing its part to bring about a bright future for its members.”

Northey joins the elected 12-member Board of Directors of Landus farmer-owners. The role of an outside director is to act as an advisor and coach on business and industry issues of relevance to Landus.