ARDEN HILLS, Minn. and BUFFALO, Minn., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Johnson as a Director on its Corporate Board. Johnson, who is the chief executive officer and general manager of Centra Sota Cooperative in Buffalo, Minn., was elected Feb. 26 at the Fortune 200 food and agricultural cooperative's Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn.
Overseeing 16 locations throughout central Minnesota, Johnson has led Centra Sota through a number of mergers and acquisitions during his 17 years of leadership and has grown sales to $177 million.
Prior to his appointment to the Land O'Lakes Corporate Board, Johnson served on the Land O'Lakes Executive Council for Region 1. He is on the board of directors of Access Insurance Company and Parthenon Insurance Agency. Johnson received his bachelor's degree in Marketing from Winona State University in Winona, Minn.
The Land O'Lakes Corporate Board is responsible for representing the interests of the cooperative's ag service (local cooperatives and individual growers) and dairy members when determining company policy and business objectives. Johnson will be one of three Directors representing Region 1, which includes Land O'Lakes, Inc. member cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. With 119 local cooperatives in Minnesota alone, Land O'Lakes total ag service business volume in the state exceeds $1 billion.
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 farm production to consumer foods. With 2013 annual sales of more than $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 194 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 93 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 and WinField. 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.
SOURCE Land O'Lakes, Inc.