2017 Land O’Lakes, Inc. leader elections results

Land O’Lakes announces results to board, leadership and executive council races

The polls for the 2017 Land O’Lakes, Inc. Leader Elections closed Dec.28. Here are your election results:


  • Region 1 -- Paul Schweiger, United Cooperative, Beaver Dam, WI -- Incumbent
  • Region 3 -- Stan Stark, Farmers Cooperative Company, Haviland, KS -- Incumbent
  • Region 4 -- Rick Brubaker, North Central Cooperative, Inc. Wabash, IN -- New
  • Region 53 -- Duane Hershey, Cochranville, PA -- Incumbent
  • Region 68 -- Nic Schoenberger, Kiel, WI -- New
  • Region 80 -- Joe Machado, Hanford, CA -- New

Additional elections results
2017 Leadership Council race
2017 Executive Council race

We value your engagement
We would like to thank everyone who ran for a seat, helped administer or cast a vote in this year’s races. Your engagement helps strengthen our cooperative in an environment of increased competition and consolidation.

Looking ahead
We’re already beginning to think about the 2018 Leader Election process. Keep an eye out for nomination requests this spring as we look to recruit our cooperative’s best to run for leadership positions. And we’ll be looking for your help to drive even greater voter participation.