"Whether you are an owner of this cooperative, or you are feeding our value-added feed ingredients to dairy cows across the globe, your success will be the nucleus of our business."
Following a nationwide search, the Landus Cooperative Board of Directors introduced Matt Carstens as Chief Executive Officer for the farmer-owned cooperative that manufactures SoyPlus and SoyChlor. The Board unanimously selected Carstens, who has nearly 25 years of experience in the industry spanning every step in the supply chain from agronomy retail to end-user grain customers, food manufacturers, grocery stores and consumers.
"Whether you are an owner of this cooperative, or you are feeding our value-added feed ingredients to dairy cows across the globe, your success will be the nucleus of our business," said Carstens of his focus for his new role. "Our farmers and customers demand a trusted advisor, a partner who can advocate on their behalf, help them find value and find new ways to make their operation better."
Carstens most recently served as Senior Vice President of Truterra, a division of Land O'Lakes. While there, he collaborated closely with progressive dairy operations and provided leadership for farmer-driven sustainability collaborations with food manufacturers and consumers by focusing on technology, data and precision offerings. Previously, he served at United Suppliers, where he was responsible for the crop nutrient business, including sales, marketing, supply chain logistics, financial performance and commodity procurement. He has also held various sales, marketing and management positions at several other agronomy businesses.
Get to know Carstens better in this introductory video.