From on-farm conservation acre-by-acre to implementing large-scale corporate sustainability commitments, Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN™ is creating customized solutions at scale.

Services

Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN™ offers a number of services to support sustainability from farm-to-fork. From our in-field consultations with farmers, providing customized recommendations to improve their on-farm stewardship to our work as an implementation partner for leading food companies supporting their desire for sustainably-sourced ingredients – Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN is creating solutions.

Conservation Agronomy

Through our Conservation Agronomy planning, we work with farmers and agricultural retailers around the country to identify the most effective agronomic practices, products and technologies to help position their operations to be productive and profitable, while also protecting our natural resources.

How it works

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To enroll in the Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN platform, a farmer and an agricultural retailer’s agronomy team will work together to identify the right system of practices and products that are right for the farm.

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A Conservation Agronomy plan incorporates current agronomic practices and helps schedule new precision technologies, agronomic practices and products. Recommended practices are designed to match the seasonal cycle and provide options throughout the growing season to help increase each farm’s sustainability.

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Over time, we help farmers track progress and quantify their savings. Tracking sustainability efforts now will also help secure the farm’s future in an ever-changing consumer marketplace.

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If you are interested in Conservation Agronomy support services:
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Conservation Dairy

Conservation Dairy works to identify opportunities to increase on-farm efficiencies and provide access to conservation solutions through our dairy member-network

How it works

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Pre Visit

Land O’Lakes field staff work with our dairy farmers to complete a one-page worksheet of their current conservation efforts.

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Conservation Dairy Report

After the assessment, each farmer receives a report that outlines greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and water use benchmarked against regional and national dairy industry metrics.

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On-farm Assessment

Land O’Lakes field staff work with farmers to assess on-farm practices related to greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water quality and water use.

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Next Steps

Land O’Lakes field staff work with our dairy farmers to complete a one-page worksheet of their current conservation efforts.

If you have any questions about Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN or want to schedule your on-farm sustainability assessment, Contact us

Scaling Implementation

Today, tracing the ingredients in a consumer product back to a single field and a single kernel of corn or grain of wheat is challenging.

Through network sourcing, Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN can help leading food companies implement and track their own sustainability commitments through our network sourcing model, providing real, scalable, science-based impact metrics, focused on specific conservation practices and commodities.

Companies throughout the value chain can use this data to substantiate and track acre-by-acre continuous improvement against their own goals.

The Result? Solutions throughout the value chain that support resilient farms and farmer livelihoods, protect our natural resources, and enhance connections across the food system—from farm to fork.