The Farmer

Everyone knows Land O’ Lakes makes butter. But a lot of people don’t realize Land O’ Lakes is a farmer owned co-op established in 1921, and is one of the largest producers of butter and cheese in the United States. At Land O'Lakes, we have a unique farm-to-fork view of the food chain, from our WinField United crop inputs to our Purina animal feed to the dairy products on your table.  To make this film, we had access to tons of footage (shot by a National Geographic team) of Land O’ Lakes co-op farms across the country. We combined the footage with an amazing poem (complete poem below) by Amelia E. Barr called “The Farmer” to create the story of the farmers and help people understand that Land O’ Lakes is so much more than just butter.