Monday, April 17, 2017 - 5:15pm

Categories: Athletics

U of M football coach P.J. Fleck helped bring the “March Madness” spirit to employees at the Land O’Lakes headquarters on March 30. Loren Heeringa (SVP and CHRO) introduced Coach Fleck, who shared his “row the boat” philosophy and the story of his personal journey to Minnesota. “The audience was enthused that he spoke with such passion,” said one attendee.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 3:00pm

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Deans from 38 of the top business schools in the country gathered to hear Land O’Lakes CEO Chris Policinski speak at the opening dinner of the National Undergraduate Business Symposium on April 6.  Hosted by the Carlson School of Management, the symposium brings leaders and career center staff together to network, discuss emerging trends, and share best practices. This year’s gathering had a... Read more

Topics: CSOM

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:15am

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By speaking or volunteering on campus, Land O’Lakes leaders help to grow the company’s relationship with the U of M. Their activities tie into an overall strategy to raise the company’s profile, help students see Land O’Lakes as a prospective employer, and support the U of M mission.

Building a talent pipeline is an especially high priority for Land O’Lakes, which is working toward... Read more

Topics: CFANS, CSOM, Sponsorships

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:15pm

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Grow North came together as an idea through the Carlson School of Management’s MN Cup, which is the largest statewide startup competition in the country. Learn more about Grow North and its partnership with Land O’Lakes in this conversation with its director, Lauren Mehler Pradhan:

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Topics: CSOM, Scholarships

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:30pm

Categories: Students

Kenta Nakatsuka, a Land O’Lakes Scholarship recipient, grew up helping his parents cultivate vegetables and rice. But his interest in food really developed in the kitchen. “I love eating,” he says. “I would sit beside my mother and cut vegetables and learn how to make things.”

At first, Nakatsuka, who grew up in in Okayama, Japan, wanted to become a chef, but instead turned to science... Read more

Topics: Land O’Lakes Scholar, CFANS

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:15pm

Categories: Students

Land O’Lakes Scholar Anna Aukes has fond childhood memories of selling her family’s produce at the farmer’s market in Blue Earth, Minnesota. “It was me, my sister, and my two neighbors,” she recalls. “We had our own little business.” Although she enjoyed helping grow the food she sold, agriculture wasn’t initially her career plan. “I wanted to be an artist, then I wanted to work for NASA, and... Read more

Topics: Land O’Lakes Scholars, CFANS

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