Landus Cooperative Elects Board Officers At First Official Meeting

The merger of West Central Cooperative of Ralston and Farmers Cooperative Company of Ames became official last Friday, April 1 to form the new Landus Cooperative. Yesterday (Wednesday), they announced the results from a majority-wins election at their first board meeting, naming the new cooperative’s directors. John Scott, a farmer from the Odebolt area was elected President. Jordan Carstens, a Bagley area farmer, was elected Vice President and Dan Reynolds, a farmer from the Rockwell City area was named Secretary/Treasurer of the board. “As a member of Landus Cooperative,” newly elected President, Scott said, “I am first and foremost pleased that we have such a talented and experienced board.” He added that it is an honor to be elected by his peers to represent their farmers, and going forward, the board will focus on capitalizing on opportunities and doing the right thing to benefit members. Sue Tronchetti of Paton, Sam Spellman of Woodward and Jim Carlson of Gowrie, with Scott, Carstens and Reynolds, will form the executive committee of the board. A complete listing of the board of directors and the year their current term expires can be found below. You can also follow this link to Landus Cooperative’s new website  for more information on other committees named and their members.


Per the Articles of Incorporation voted on by the membership, the Landus Cooperative Board of Directors includes the following members. The year their current term expires is also listed.

  • Tim Kolder, Ackley (2018)
  • Jordan Carstens, Bagley (2019)
  • Daryl Doerder, Boone (2017)
  • Nate Stewart, Cedar Falls (2017)
  • Gary Graber, Forest City (2018)
  • Jim Carlson, Gowrie (2019)
  • Trent Farnham, Gowrie    (2018)
  • Matt Showalter, Hampton (2019)
  • Daniel Heller, Irwin (2018)
  • Jay Drees, Manning (2018)
  • Jim Long, Maxwell (2017)
  • Darrell Jensen, Menlo (2017)
  • John Scott, Odebolt (2019)
  • Craig Heineman, Ogden   (2017)
  • Sue Tronchetti, Paton (2019)
  • Dan Reynolds, Rockwell City (2017)
  • Glen Christensen, Scranton (2019)
  • Sam Spellman, Woodward (2018)