Farmer-governed cooperative announces election results, recognizes retiring board members
(Ames, Iowa) December 18, 2019—Landus Cooperative announced the results of its Board of Directors elections during its 4th annual members' meeting held here today.
The farmer-governed cooperative is in the final year of its three-year process to reduce its size to 12 elected members. For the fiscal year 2019, the Landus Cooperative Board of Directors consisted of 14 full directors and an associate member, with the terms of five expiring.
The following were each elected for a three-year term:
- Jim Carlson of Gowrie was re-elected
- Sue Tronchetti of Paton was re-elected
- Matt Showalter of Hampton was re-elected
- Ryan Bristle, previously an associate member, was elected
The board recognized three retiring directors
- John Scott of Odebolt
- Glen Christensen of Scranton
- Jordan Carstens of Bagley
In a board meeting following the session, the following were elected as officers of the Landus Cooperative Board of Directors.
- Jim Carlson of Gowrie was elected President
- Nate Stewart of Cedar Falls was elected as Vice President
- Matt Showalter was elected as Secretary/Treasurer
During the meeting, Landus Cooperative Chief Financial Officer and interim Chief Executive Officer Mark Miner presented company financials and a cooperative overview. Guest speaker Donna Moenning with the Center for Food Integrity shared information on how consumer perceptions of agriculture impact the cooperative’s farmer-members. A video of her presentation is available on the company’s Facebook page.
Photos available here.