Land O’Lakes. Company Profile

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In the early 1920s, a cooperative was formed that had new ideas about making butter. In those days, most butter was made from sour cream and sold in tubs. This new cooperative made butter from fresh, sweet cream and sold it in one-pound packages with individually wrapped sticks. It soon became the standard for butter quality and helped implement grading regulations for the industry.
That cooperative was Land O’Lakes. The organization was incorporated on July 8,1921 as the Minnesota Cooperative Creameries Association. In 1924, as the fledgling organization set its sights on market expansion, it realized it needed a brand name and trademark for its butter. So a contest was held to choose a name. The prize? $500 in gold, reflecting the golden color of butter.

Two contestants, Mrs. E.B. Foss and Mr. George L. Swift, created the winning name – Land O’Lakes, a tribute to Minnesota’s sparkling lakes. The name became so popular that in 1926 the cooperative changed its corporate name to Land O’Lakes Creameries, Inc., and later to Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Birth of the Indian Maiden
The now-famous Indian maiden began as a painting in 1928. Reflecting the Native American heritage of the Upper Midwest, it showed an Indian maiden facing the viewer and holding a butter carton and surrounded by lakes, pines, flowers and grazing cows. That painting inspired a new design for the butter carton, and remained until the spring of 1939, when it was simplified and modernized by Jess Betlach, a nationally recognized illustrator.


P.O. Box 64101
Saint Paul
United States of America


Phone: 55164-0101
Fax: 1-800-328-9680

News Articles [295 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Stefon Diggs and J.J. Nunes Win Land O'Lakes Farm Bowl

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Feb. 1, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggsand Tulare, Calif.-based farmer JJ Nunes captured the Land O'Lakes Read more...

Fostering Dialogue About the Way We Grow Our Food

Land O'Lakes is hosting a dynamic roster of media, academics, entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and policy makers to participate in The Food Effect, including representatives from Read more...

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy launches global campaign to promote land value capture

Whether through a public works project or a re-zoning to allow new development, government actions can cause the value of land to increase dramatically, and Read more...

Climate Change Could Impact Sun’s Ability to Disinfect Lakes

ArticleClimate change is potentially reducing the penetration of ultraviolet (UV) sunlight, known to kill pathogens in inland lakes, rivers and coastal waters.

Land under water: Estimating hydropower's land use impacts

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) One of the key ways to combat global climate change is to boost the world's use of renewable energy. But even green energy has its environmental costs....

The big picture of Great Lakes mercury pollution

(Michigan Technological University) A transdisciplinary team examined regulatory impacts on Great Lakes mercury, focusing on an Upper Peninsula tribal community with high fish consumption.

New attractions coming to Disney Parks

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New analysis shows Brazil slows deforestation with land registration program

(Oregon State University) Brazil's environmental land registration program has been successful in slowing down the rate of deforestation on private land, according to a new study.

PubMed Articles [452 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Gravel pit lakes in Denmark: Chemical and biological state.

Mining of gravel and sand for construction purposes is big business and gravel pit lakes have become increasingly common all over the world. In Denmark, hundreds of gravel pit lakes have been created ...

Long-term chloride concentrations in North American and European freshwater lakes.

Anthropogenic sources of chloride in a lake catchment, including road salt, fertilizer, and wastewater, can elevate the chloride concentration in freshwater lakes above background levels. Rising chlor...

CO2 evasion from boreal lakes: revised estimate, drivers of spatial variability, and future projections.

Lakes (including reservoirs) are an important component of the global carbon (C) cycle, as acknowledged by the 5(th) assessment report of the IPCC. In the context of lakes, the boreal region is dispro...

Bacterioplankton composition in tropical high-elevation lakes of the Andean plateau.

High-elevation lakes in the tropics are subject to extreme environmental fluctuations and microbes may harbour a unique genomic repertoire, but their composition and diversity are largely unknown. Her...

Community structure of photosynthetic picoeukaryotes differs in lakes with different trophic statuses along the middle-lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

Photosynthetic picoeukaryotes (PPEs) play an important role in aquatic ecosystem functioning. There is still a relative lack of information on freshwater PPEs, especially in eutrophic lakes. We used a...

Clinical Trials [23 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Effects of an Aquatic Therapy Program Versus a Land Program in Patients Who Suffered a Stroke

The objective of this study is to investigate the relative effectiveness of CCT on water versus on land in stroke patients. Additionally, the study will to determine if there are differenc...

The Effects of a Water Based Exercise Programme and a Land Based Exercise Programme on Women Experiencing Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain

This study aimed to address whether a water exercise programme improves pain and quality of life in pregnant patients with Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) compared to a land-based exercise progra...

Reaching Exercise Goals: Comparison of Exercise Means in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

The primary objective is to evaluate water based treadmill exercise, land based treadmill exercise, and upright cycling in meeting American College of Sports Medicine exercise goals for mo...

Aquatic Therapy Versus Land-Based Therapy for the Treatment of Balance Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease

The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of a specific aquatic therapy program on balance with a land-based physical-treatment in patients with Parkinson's disease and to eval...

A Comparison of Land Based and Water Based Plyometric Training Effects on the Physical Fitness of Field Hockey Players in Jamaica

Field hockey players, recruited from clubs in Jamaica, will be randomized to either a water training or land training groups. Persons will be exposed to 6 weeks of plyometric training with...

Companies [113 Associated Companies listed on BioPortfolio]

Land O’Lakes.

In the early 1920s, a cooperative was formed that had new ideas about making butter. In those days, most butter was made from sour cream and sold in tubs. This new cooperative made butter from fresh, ...

GalaGen Incorporated

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Sarnia-Lambton sits on the Ontario-Michigan border, at the southern tip of Lake Huron. From here, you gain immediate access to key markets throughout the Great Lakes industrial corridor, and to nearly...

Great Lakes Genetics

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