Landus Cooperative Donates $30,750 to Local Fire/Rescue Crews Across Territory

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Eligible Fire/Rescue crews receive a $750 Core Grant from Landus Cooperative

AMES, Iowa (February 5, 2018) – Forty-one fire/rescue crews around the state were awarded $750 each from Landus Cooperative in January. Landus Cooperative awarded $30,750 as part of their annual donation to local fire and rescue crews in areas where they do business.

The complete list of who received the grant:

  • Ackley Fire Department
  • Adair Fire Department
  • Alexander Fire Department
  • Anita Fire Department
  • Aplington Fire Department
  • Aredale Fire Department
  • Atlantic Fire Department
  • Bayard Fire Department
  • Bondurant EMS
  • Boone Fire Department
  • Bricelyn Fire and EMS
  • Britt Fire Department
  • Buffalo Center Fire Department
  • Coon Rapids Fire Department
  • Crystal Lake Fire Department
  • Dayton Fire Department
  • Dike Fire Department
  • Earlham Fire Department
  • Early Fire Department
  • Exira Fire and EMS
  • Franklin General Hospital EMS
  • Garner EMS
  • Gowrie Fire Department
  • Grant Lee Fire Department
  • Greene Fire Department
  • Hampton Fire Department
  • Ida Grove Fire Department
  • Irwin Fire and Rescue
  • Lake City Fire Department
  • Lake View Fire Department
  • Latimer Fire Department
  • Maxwell Fire Department
  • Newell Fire Department
  • Ogden Fire Department
  • Rake Fire Department
  • Ralston Fire Department
  • Reading-Cedar Fire Department
  • Scranton Fire Department
  • Stuart Fire Department
  • Thompson Fire Department
  • West Hancock EMS

“Supporting fire and rescue crews is something Landus Cooperative takes pride in,” said Milan Kucerak, CEO of Landus Cooperative. “Many of our employees and farmer-members are part of these safety and emergency response crews. Fire and rescue crews play a crucial role in our rural communities and to the cooperative itself.”

The farmer-owned cooperative announced the Core Grant program at the beginning of last year as part of a quarterly philanthropy focus. With this grant, 41 fire and rescue crews will be able to continue to update and improve their equipment and services to respond to emergencies in their community and surrounding areas.

“We appreciate the dedication of these crews to the safety and protection of our employees, farmer-members, and community members,” said Alyssa Hemesath, communications specialist who oversees the donation process at Landus Cooperative.

To learn more about Landus Cooperative’s donation program visit


Landus CooperativeTM is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative headquartered in Ames, Iowa, with about 600 full-time employees at locations in more than 60 communities and approximately 7,000 member-owners. Our diversified cooperative offers precision agronomy services with approximately 40 agronomists; AcreEdge®, a proprietary member-owned brand of soybeans; expert risk management services; domestic and global grain merchandising; and manufactures SoyPlus®, a high bypass protein soybean meal for dairy herds across the globe.