Friday, December 16, 2016 - 9:15am

Categories: Athletics

Being ready to learn and succeed includes having the right school supplies. That’s why several Athletics Dept. staff and former Golden Gopher athletes recently teamed up with Land O’Lakes employees to assemble backpacks full of free school supplies. The backpacks are distributed to families struggling with poverty in rural communities where Land O’Lakes co-workers live and work.

The... Read more

Topics: Sponsorships

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 1:30pm

Categories: Athletics

Chris Policinski joined U of M President Eric Kaler, Mortenson representatives, and other top donors at a “Placing of the Beam” ceremony on November 22.  Also called “topping out,” it is traditionally a time of celebrating when the last beam, which is painted white and signed, is placed atop a structure during its construction.  

The ceremony marked a milestone in the construction of... Read more

Topics: Athletes Village

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:00pm

Categories: Athletics, By the Numbers, Community, Students, Faculty, Students, Fellowships, Scholarships, Recruitment, Research

In September 2014, Land O’Lakes announced a landmark $25 million investment in the University of Minnesota through the year 2024. How is this investment making a difference? Find out by watching this short video highlighting some of the “greatest hits” of our partnership during the last two years.

Topics: About, Athletics, Students, Faculty, Recruitment, Research, By The Numbers

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 2:45pm

Categories: Athletics

U of M friends from Land O’Lakes donned maroon and gold gear to watch the Golden Gophers football team defeat Colorado State 31-24 on September 24 in the TCF Bank Stadium. Cheering from the Land O’Lakes suite were: front row, L-R: Catie Ludden (Recruitment), Kersten Dolgner (HR), Katie Enzenauer (2016 Intern), Megan Jacobsen (WinField), and Lydia Botham (VP-Community Relations). Second row, L-... Read more

Topics: Athletics

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 3:15pm

Categories: Athletics

Land O’Lakes executives Peter Janzen and Lydia Botham donned hardhats in late August for a tour of the Land O’Lakes Center for Excellence as construction continues on the facility. Guided by representatives from Mortenson Construction and Intercollegiate Athletics, Peter and Lydia saw progress on the site first hand and learned more about how student-athletes will benefit from the Center and... Read more

Topics: Athletes Village

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 4:00pm

Categories: Athletics

Progress occurs daily on the Athletes Village project, including the new five-story Land O’Lakes Center for Excellence immediately east of the Bierman and Gibson-Nagurski buildings on the Minneapolis campus. “It’s exciting to see all the movement each day,” says Athletic Director Mark Coyle.

Through spring and into early summer, crews worked through soil remediation and installation of... Read more

Topics: Athletes Village

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:15am

Categories: Athletics

Want to see up-to-the-minute progress on Athletes Village construction? Check out the Athletes Village Live Cam - it’s just under President Kaler’s Twitter feed on the front page of Building the Future Together.

Topics: Athletes Village

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:15am

Categories: Athletics, By the Numbers

Through its partnership with Gopher Athletics, Land O’Lakes received more than 23 million impressions during the 2015-16 sports seasons. Impressions refers to the approximate number of people who see branding or hear messaging through everything from game sponsorships and other advertising to earned media. Land O’Lakes impressions were targeted to the vast community of Gopher fans throughout... Read more

Topics: Sponsorships

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:45am

Categories: Athletics, Students

Food packing “teams” of 16 U of M student-athletes and Land O’Lakes executives partnered up on Tuesday, March 29 at the Arden Hills campus during this year's Minnesota FoodShare Month's employee volunteer event. In a fun and productive hour, the teams packed nearly 4,600 nutritious meals for the food pantry shelves at Keystone Community Services in St. Paul. In total, the day-long “March... Read more


Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:15am

Categories: Athletics

The Land O'Lakes Center for Excellence will be the shining centerpiece of the new University of Minnesota Athletes Village, which will take shape over the next two years following a groundbreaking ceremony in October 2015. Groundwork began on March 7, 2016.

A $15 million leadership gift from Land O’Lakes was the catalyst for turning the vision for the Athletes Village into reality. The... Read more

Topics: Athletes Village



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