Land O’Lakes. Company Profile

13:00 EDT 19th September 2018 | BioPortfolio

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 [326 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Murky lakes now surpass clear, blue lakes in US

(Wiley) New research reveals that many lakes in the continental United States are becoming murkier, with potentially negative consequences for water quality and aquatic life. The findings are publishe...

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...

U-M pilot project to warn of potentially dangerous 'meteotsunami' waves in Great Lakes

(University of Michigan) Great Lakes researchers are establishing an experimental network of air-pressure sensors around lakes Michigan and Erie to see if they can detect potentially harmful 'meteotsu...

Salty Subglacial Lakes Could Help Search for Life in Solar System

Media Report: Finger Lakes Health Paid Ransom, Restoring Systems After Cyber Attack

Heather LandiAccording to an article in the Finger Lakes Times posted Sunday, Finger Lakes Health officials confirmed on Friday that a payment was made following the “ransomware” attack that disab...

Elucidating the Chara genome: Implications for emergence of land plants in Paleozoic era

(Kanazawa University) Charophyceae are relatives of land plants, whose genomes have been envisioned to contain important information to understand how land plants evolved from their ancestors in the P...

More Murky Than Clear Lakes in the U.S.

NewsThe waters of American lakes shifted from blue and clear to greenish-brown and murky over a period of five years, according to a new study.Staff Author

Researchers Have New Insights Into Plants' Conquest of Land

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PubMed Articles [486 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Report on the 18th Annual Land O'Lakes Bioanalytical Conference.

The 18th Annual Land O'Lakes Bioanalytical Conference, titled 'Cutting-Edge Bioanalytical Technologies and Concepts - Issues, Solutions and Practical Considerations for Applications in Novel and Emerg...

Projected monthly temperature changes of the Great Lakes Basin.

The Great Lakes Basin is an important agricultural region for both the United States and Canada. The regional crop growths are affected by inter-annual climatic conditions and intra-seasonal variabili...

Management and time preferences for lakes restoration in Brazil.

As in many developing countries, the eutrophication of lakes has become one of the most severe environmental problems in Brazil. We implemented a choice experiment to investigate local preferences for...

Patterns of host-associated fecal indicators driven by hydrology, precipitation, and land use attributes in Great Lakes watersheds.

Fecal contamination from sewage and agricultural runoff is a pervasive problem in Great Lakes watersheds. Most work examining fecal pollution loads from watersheds rely on discrete samples of fecal in...

Public perceptions of mountain lake fisheries management in national parks.

The legacy of fish stocking in mountain lake ecosystems has left behind a challenge for land managers around the globe. In the US and Canada, historically fishless mountain lakes have been stocked wit...

Clinical Trials [28 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 [117 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 Economic Partnership

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