36 episodes

We're a cooperative rooted in 100-years of forward-thinking. We're a different kind of company, grounded in a common cause ever since our founding in 1921 we have remained a cooperative. Land O'Lakes, Inc. is placing its owners, both farmers and local retailers at the heart of creating a sustainable food future. Join host Kim Olson for stories, interviews, and insight - welcoming new guests on each monthly episode. Production copyright 2022 Land O'Lakes, Inc.Formerly "Something Greater."

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    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

We're a cooperative rooted in 100-years of forward-thinking. We're a different kind of company, grounded in a common cause ever since our founding in 1921 we have remained a cooperative. Land O'Lakes, Inc. is placing its owners, both farmers and local retailers at the heart of creating a sustainable food future. Join host Kim Olson for stories, interviews, and insight - welcoming new guests on each monthly episode. Production copyright 2022 Land O'Lakes, Inc.Formerly "Something Greater."

    How cooperative members drive our philanthropy efforts in their communities.

    How cooperative members drive our philanthropy efforts in their communities.

    This episode highlights the most impactful areas of financial giving the past year and how it’s supporting the communities our cooperative members call home. 

    Each year, Land O’Lakes, Inc. donates a portion of its pretax profits to the Land O’Lakes Foundation in addition to investing corporate dollars through community relations. Morgan Kinross Wright joins Kim as guest in this episode. She serves as VP, Community Relations & Exec. Director, Land O'Lakes Foundation.
    Check out Rootedintomorrow.com for more stories of incredible farmers!

    Follow Land O'Lakes Inc at:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LandOLakesInc
    Instagram: @LandOLakesInc
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/landolakesinc/

    Follow along with our other businesses.
    Dairy: www.landolakes.com
    Animal Nutrition: www.purinamills.com
    Crop Protection: www.winfieldunited.com
    Sustainability: www.truterraag.com

    • 30 min
    Changing The Rural Narrative: From podunk to preferable.

    Changing The Rural Narrative: From podunk to preferable.

    Tyler Ribeiro is a fourth-generation farmer from Tulare, California. He’s amassed nearly 80,000 social media followers sharing life on the farm and daily moments in his rural community. He joins host Kim Olson to talk about the work being done in his community and beyond to break down rural stereotypes and keep small communities vibrant. 
    Check out Rootedintomorrow.com for more stories of incredible farmers!

    Follow Land O'Lakes Inc at:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LandOLakesInc
    Instagram: @LandOLakesInc
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/landolakesinc/

    Follow along with our other businesses.
    Dairy: www.landolakes.com
    Animal Nutrition: www.purinamills.com
    Crop Protection: www.winfieldunited.com
    Sustainability: www.truterraag.com

    • 35 min
    Co-Op or Corp? Understanding the cooperative business model.

    Co-Op or Corp? Understanding the cooperative business model.

    Consumers generally have positive attitudes about cooperatives. They are less sure about their level of understanding of what one is, how their purchases benefit members, and how an ownership structure is different from other business models. In this episode, Chris Pearson joins host Kim Olson. Pearson is the Vice President Of Crop Nutrition and cooperative alliances for Winfield United. 
    Check out Rootedintomorrow.com for more stories of incredible farmers!

    Follow Land O'Lakes Inc at:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LandOLakesInc
    Instagram: @LandOLakesInc
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/landolakesinc/

    Follow along with our other businesses.
    Dairy: www.landolakes.com
    Animal Nutrition: www.purinamills.com
    Crop Protection: www.winfieldunited.com
    Sustainability: www.truterraag.com

    • 30 min
    Innovating industry: Choosing work hours. Creating balance. Inside a Land O’Lakes manufacturing facility.

    Innovating industry: Choosing work hours. Creating balance. Inside a Land O’Lakes manufacturing facility.

    We're rethinking the norms of manufacturing by offering flexible work environments at our facilities. In this episode learn how flexibility supplemental income, and simply choosing your own hours to work can impact consumers, which is better for our cooperative, is making a difference. Guests are Yone Dewberry Chief Supply Chain Officer at Land O'Lakes, Inc, and George Weathermon, a Land O'Lakes flex-worker from St. Joseph Missouri. 
    Check out Rootedintomorrow.com for more stories of incredible farmers!

    Follow Land O'Lakes Inc at:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LandOLakesInc
    Instagram: @LandOLakesInc
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/landolakesinc/

    Follow along with our other businesses.
    Dairy: www.landolakes.com
    Animal Nutrition: www.purinamills.com
    Crop Protection: www.winfieldunited.com
    Sustainability: www.truterraag.com

    • 28 min
    The influencer: The farmer documenting daily life on the farm

    The influencer: The farmer documenting daily life on the farm

    A new season of Rooted In Tomorrow kicks off with Alice Crothers. Alice helps run Long Green Farms in Rising Sun, Maryland, with her husband Caleb. Alice was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, and met Caleb in college. The two ditched their lives and jobs in the city and joined Caleb’s family farming operation in 2015. Their conservation and Farmers On The Rise awards have helped make them leaders in agriculture.

    You can follow Alice at:
    Instagram: @heelsandholsteins
    Farm Website Long Green Farms
    Check out Rootedintomorrow.com for more stories of incredible farmers!

    Follow Land O'Lakes Inc at:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LandOLakesInc
    Instagram: @LandOLakesInc
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/landolakesinc/

    Follow along with our other businesses.
    Dairy: www.landolakes.com
    Animal Nutrition: www.purinamills.com
    Crop Protection: www.winfieldunited.com
    Sustainability: www.truterraag.com

    • 29 min
    We're on a break! New episodes of Rooted In Tomorrow will be back soon.

    We're on a break! New episodes of Rooted In Tomorrow will be back soon.

    Season three of Rooted In Tomorrow is wrapped up. We'll be back soon with brand new episodes, new guests, and different topics. Check out all our stories from Land O'Lakes, Inc. Be sure to leave us a rating and review for the podcast on Spotify and Apple podcasts. 
    Check out Rootedintomorrow.com for more stories of incredible farmers!

    Follow Land O'Lakes Inc at:
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LandOLakesInc
    Instagram: @LandOLakesInc
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/landolakesinc/

    Follow along with our other businesses.
    Dairy: www.landolakes.com
    Animal Nutrition: www.purinamills.com
    Crop Protection: www.winfieldunited.com
    Sustainability: www.truterraag.com

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Dew1267 ,

Actually a listenable ag podcast

Good topics. Good host.

Milkman-MN ,

New “Rooted in tomorrow”

Great background on how our businesses and members are connected. I appreciate the root’s imagery on the O’. Now to update the podcast image.

ruralJustinp ,

An ag podcast I understand

Great listen if you know nothing about farmers and want to learn more about farming.

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