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Land O'Lakes, Inc. Recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Company

The designation honors companies dedicated to proactively supporting service members, veterans and military families

Land O'Lakes, Inc. Recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Company

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (August 6, 2018) – Land O’Lakes, Inc. was recently named a Yellow Ribbon Company by the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs’ Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program. The program, initiated in 2007, recognizes companies and communities that proactively create a workplace culture that supports and meets the needs of service members, veterans and military families.

"Land O’Lakes, Inc. is extremely honored and humbled to receive this worthy and especially important honor. All employees who are either current or former military members, along with their families, are critical to our success of our organization and we are grateful to be recognized by the Yellow Ribbon Recognition Program for our committement to supporting those who served our country so honorably and sacrificed so much," said Philomena Morrissey Satre, Land O’Lakes, Inc. director of diversity and inclusion.

Yellow Ribbon Company-designated organizations partner with the State of Minnesota Director of Military Outreach to develop a sustainable, formal Action Plan that demonstrates their long-term commitment to service members, veterans and their families. Commitments are made in the areas of 1) Veteran recruiting, hiring and retention, 2) Military connected employee support and 3) Military connected community support. The company also commits to indentifying and connecting leaders in key areas across the company, leveraging exisiting support activities, building awareness throughout the company and taking action to support our nation’s military.

"The Yellow Ribbon review board -- with representatives from the Minnesota Departments of Military Affairs and Veteran’s Affairs and members of Governor Dayton’s staff -- were very, very impressed by the support shown to military employees and their families at Land O’Lakes, said Annette Brechon Kuyper, Director of Military Outreach, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs. “The company’s willingness to train leaders on best practices on engaging with military team members, and the number and breadth of the activities of the Vets ERG demonstrate the deep commitment Land O’Lakes has for the military community.”

Brigadier General Johanna Clyborne, Director of the Joint Staff with the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon were on-hand at the August 1 Land O’Lakes, Inc. Employee Town Hall to present the proclamation signed by Governor Mark Dayton.

Media Contact: Brooke Dillon 651.202.1670

About Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2017 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 216 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 96 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including LAND O LAKES® Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.

4001 Lexington Avenue North Arden Hills, MN 55126 | Mailing: P.O. Box 64101 St. Paul, MN 55164-0101 | 651.375.2222