Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:00pm

Categories: Engagement

University of Minnesota president Joan Gabel was pleased to speak in conversation with Land O'Lakes president and CEO Beth Ford during the annual Women's Leadership Network (WLN) summit, hosted virtually via Zoom. During her address, Gabel spoke about leadership, cultivating community, and her own professional journey: from her early days in law school to leading the University of Minnesota... Read more


Friday, January 31, 2020 - 3:30pm

Categories: Engagement

With nearly 160 alumni in the chapter, the University of Minnesota Alumni Association at Land O’Lakes continues to thrive. From networking events to mentorship opportunities, Gopher of the Month features to a shared communication channel, Land O’Lakes connects U of M alumni across disciplines, teams, and businesses.

Below, Gopher alumni share some of the many... Read more


Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 1:00pm

Categories: Engagement

“I think the partnership between the U of M and Land O’Lakes helps us both keep our fingers on the pulse of what the new generation needs in a workplace and how they need to prepare to enter the workforce.”

Kristen McConnell, a senior manager of supply chain planning at Land O’Lakes, stays involved with her alma mater as a Leaders in the Classroom guest... Read more

Topics: Athletes Village, CSOM

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 4:00pm

Categories: Engagement

Can you imagine a more perfect combination of engineering and athletics than robots playing a game of H-O-R-S-E? Students from the U of M’s Robotics team designed and built a basketball-shooting robot to compete in a live game of H-O-R-S-E during the Land O’Lakes Bot Shot competition. It will take place in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 7, the same weekend as the NCAA Final Four men’s basketball... Read more

Topics: CSE, Sponsorships

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1:30pm

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

The year 2014 was the start of an extraordinary new chapter in the 47-year Land O’Lakes-University of Minnesota partnership: a $25 million, ten-year investment in U of M people and programs that help Land O’Lakes meet business needs and develop new talent. What's the impact? Watch this video to learn more about how this partnership benefits both institutions.

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Topics: Athletes Village, CFANS, CSE, CSOM, Global Food Challenge, Land O'Lakes Marketing Chair, Land O'Lakes Scholars, LeaderShape, Sponsorships, Welcome Week

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 1:15pm

Categories: Athletics, By the Numbers, Engagement, Students

Land O’Lakes, Inc. partners with Golden Gopher Athletics to help students succeed on campus, and become “career ready” for life after athletics. W.I.L.L. (Women Invested in Leadership and Learning) is an important aspect of that partnership.

Anissa Lightner is director of career services and relations for Intercollegiate Athletics. Here, Lightner describes the... Read more

Topics: Athletes Village

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 2:15pm

Categories: Engagement, Research

How do influential organizations like Land O’Lakes think and act about environmental and sustainability issues?  U of M environmental students and scholars gathered on November 20 to hear Land O’Lakes SVP Matt Carstens speak on “Connecting Farmers to Consumers through Sustainability.”

Carstens was part of a fall 2018 speaker series called “Making Change:... Read more


Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:15pm

Categories: Athletics, By the Numbers, Engagement, Students, Recruitment
Topics: Athletics, Athletes Village

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 11:00am

Categories: By the Numbers, Engagement, Faculty, Research

WinField United’s recent donation of a wind tunnel will elevate the U of M’s expertise in high-tech agriculture research, and create a partnership aimed at ultimately helping farmers sustainably grow more with less.

The gift came about after WinField United opened its Innovation Center in River Falls, Wis., in 2017, which included an upgraded wind tunnel. Daniel... Read more

Topics: CSE

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 4:45pm

Categories: Engagement

Land O’Lakes employees can have lasting impact on U of M students, as well as the future of the food and agricultural industries

200 students learning from the pros: Each year, an award-winning mentor program at the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), connects about 200 students with mentors from CFANS-related fields... Read more

Topics: CFANS