FARMERS FIND A WAY

Meaningful and impactful sustainability is hard. In order to be successful over the long term, sustainability efforts must balance the economic well-being of the family farm and the health of our shared environment. True change and improvement can only happen acre-by-acre and farmer-by-farmer. We have to start small.

That’s where Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN comes in. SUSTAIN is a partnership between farmers, companies and Land O’Lakes that aligns and harmonizes on-farm conservation and company-led sustainability targets to maximize the positive impact we can have on the environment, in our communities and for our customers. LOL SUSTAIN is farmer-focused and farmer-driven, empowering farmers to make sustainable and productive decisions on-farm.

Farm-by-farm, acre-by-acre, season-after-season—we believe in our power to change and feed the planet.

AIR

AIR

Improve the air we breath and help farmers minimize their emissions.
SOIL

SOIL

Preserve farmers’ soil health for seasons to come.
WATER

WATER

Protect the world’s water both on the farm and off it.

THE BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE ARE CLEAR

BENEFITS TO AIR

From helping manage livestock methane emissions to proper whole-farm nutrient management, Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN helps farmers find solutions and products that can have a positive impact on air quality. Authorized Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN™ agricultural retailers will help you find solutions that can have a positive impact on air quality.

For the environment, these decisions can help reduce carbon and nitrous oxide emissions. For you, they can help increase profit potential. Our partner agricultural retailers and member relations team work with farmers to develop customized solutions that include:

TOOLS

  • Nitrogen management tools (R7® Tool)
  • Soil, tissue and stock nitrate sampling
  • Stabilized nitrogen and enhanced phosphorus fertilizers
  • Split-applied nitrogen fertilizer program
  • Foliar slow-release nitrogen applications
  • Manure management
  • Feed efficiency (enteric)
  • Energy-efficient technology

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE LAND AND THE FUTURE

Farming Corn
Cover Crops
Rolling Green Fields

BENEFITS TO SOIL

From our suite of SoilVantage™ tools to optimizing manure applications, we have the precision conservation technologies, practices and products to help keep nutrients and soil in the field. We work with farmers to determine their soil health and find ways to increase their fields’ productivity potential.

For the environment, these decisions can help reduce soil erosion and run off, keeping nutrients where they are needed. For farmers, this keeps topsoil in place to maintain yield performance long-term. Our partner agricultural retailers and member relations team work with farmers to develop customized solutions that include:

TOOLS

  • SoilVantage™ soil calculator and builder tools
  • Soil testing (grid/zone)
  • Conservation tillage
  • Cover crops
  • Crop rotations
  • Variable-rate fertilizer application

HELPING PROTECT OUR WATER ACRE BY ACRE, FARM BY FARM

BENEFITS TO WATER

BENEFITS TO WATER

Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN provides innovative technologies and conservation practices that can help protect your investments, reducing soil erosion and keeping valuable inputs right where you want them — in your field — all while maximizing potential ROI. New technologies and practices can help reduce levels of nitrogen and sediment in our waterways, which leaves soil in the field, protecting our local lakes, rivers and streams.

For the environment, these decisions can help improve water quality. For you, they can help improve nutrient-use efficiency and increase profit potential. Our trusted agricultural retailers and member relations team work with farmers to develop customized solutions that include:

BENEFITS TO WATER

TOOLS

  • Nitrogen management tools (R7® Tool)
  • Soil, tissue and stock nitrate sampling
  • Stabilized nitrogen and enhanced phosphorus fertilizers
  • Split-applied nitrogen fertilizer program
  • Foliar slow-release nitrogen applications
  • Manure management
  • SoilVantage™ soil calculator and builder tools
  • Cover crops
  • Conservation tillage
  • Contour cropping
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