Landus is Identifying Alternative Revenue Streams for Farmer-Owners

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CornBoard™, manufactured from corn stover, represents increased profitability and sustainability opportunities 

AMES, IOWA (April 22, 2021) - Landus, a farmer-owned cooperative based in Iowa, is committed to identifying new revenue streams for its members through collaborations with innovators. Landus is currently building a relationship with Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc (CBMI) a producer of CornBoard™, an environmentally responsible alternative to pressed wood products made from corn stover. 

“At Landus, we put our farmer-owners at the center of all we do and we are committed to developing opportunities for both improved profitability and sustainability,” said Matt Carstens, President & CEO, Landus. “Corn Board Manufacturing with their innovative business model and product appears to be an excellent fit with these goals.”

Landus farmer-owners will have the opportunity to supply corn stover to a new Corn Board production facility currently under construction in Odebolt, Iowa. CornBoard, the product, will be used to make pallets that weigh less but have the same, if not stronger, structural integrity as traditional wood pallets, as well as a longer life span.

“We will not only pay each farmer for the corn stover left in their fields following harvest, we will bale and transport it as well,” said Lane Segerstrom. “We look forward to working with Landus farmer-owners to supply our new plant.”

Interested Landus farmer-owners can contact Molly Toot at Landus for more details.

About Landus

Landus is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative headquartered in Ames, Iowa. We employ about 600 full-time employees at locations in more than 60 communities to serve our 7,000 farmer-owners. We are Iowa’s largest agricultural cooperative providing unmatched scale, expertise, facilities, and logistics. Our products and services span the five pillars of agronomy, grain, feed, animal nutrition, and data. 

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About CornBoard

Corn Board Manufacturing Inc. (CBMI) is an eco-friendly manufacturer of pressed wood alternatives. CBMI provides a green wood alternative made from bio-mass residue corn stover. CornBoard™ is produced by taking an overabundant and underutilized bio-mass material from corn stover and turning it into a building material that is an economical and environmentally responsible alternative to pressed wood products, such as pallets, furniture, plywood alternatives, skis, snowboards and building materials. CornBoard™ was developed, refined, and patented by leading researchers at the University of Illinois. 

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