Landus Cooperative, ISU’s Ag Business Program Name Fifteen Scholarship Winners

College of Ag and Life Sciences freshmen awarded $1,000

(AMES, IA) Nov. 1, 2016 – Landus Cooperative, in collaboration with Iowa State University’s (ISU) Department of Economics, recently awarded fifteen $1,000 scholarships to freshman majoring in agricultural business.

The recipients of this year’s scholarships are: Madison Howard (Buckingham, IA), Samuel McLaughlin (Defiance, IA), Blaine Gretter (Harper, IA), Ryley Heffron (Melrose, IA), Jill Kessenich (Le Mars, IA), Rachel Alexander (Sheldon, IA), David Reis (Urbandale, IA), Morrigan Miller (Hampton, IA), Emily Meierotto (Manly, IA), Brant McKibben (Marshalltown, IA), Peyton Boyle (Holstein, IA), Garret Hemesath (Decorah, IA), Attylissa Bailey (Hamilton, IA), Jackson Matthews (Trent, IL), and Holly Cook (Winthrop, IA).

“Landus Cooperative is motivated to help the next generation succeed in the agriculture industry,” said chief executive officer, Milan Kucerak as he expressed his support for these students and the value they bring.

Kucerak noted the scholarships not only support students’ academic endeavors, but create an environment to build relationships with the company’s employees.

“These young men and women are the future of the agriculture industry,” Kucerak added. “We are happy to support these scholarships and learning experiences to help prepare them for the future challenges the agriculture industry will present.”

These scholarships are awarded to college freshmen majoring in agricultural business who have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and graduated in the top 25% of their high school class. Recipients demonstrate agriculture leadership through involvement in agriculture organizations. Preference is given to applicants interested in a career in grain marketing, commodity merchandizing, agronomics, elevator management, or grain marketing analysis in a rural area.


Landus CooperativeTM is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative, headquartered in Ames, Iowa that has a global reach and a local touch with more than 725 full-time employees at locations in more than 70 communities in Iowa and Minnesota and approximately 7,000 member-owners.

Landus Cooperative is one of North America’s largest grain storage companies and has shuttle-loading access on all seven, major Iowa rail lines. The diversified farmer-owned cooperative offers precision agronomy services with more than 50 agronomists on staff; a proprietary, member-owned brand of soybeans; expert grain marketing services; as well as corn and soybean processing including a facility in Ralston, Iowa which manufacturers SoyPlus®, a high bypass protein soybean meal for dairy herds across the globe.

For more information visit: LandusCooperative.comHR ISU Scholarship Recepients Group 2016

Pictured are the recipients of the 2016 scholarship: Front Row (Left to Right) Attlylissa Bailey, Ryley Heffron, Madison Howard, Emily Meierotto, Samuel McLaughlin, and Jackson Mathews

Back Row (Left to Right): Rachel Alexander, Morrigan Miller, Garret Hemesath, Blaine Gretter, Brant Mckibben, and Holly Cook. Receiving scholarships, however not pictured are students: David Reis, Peyton Boyle, and Jill Kessenich.