Landus, Iowa’s largest farmer-owned cooperative, is the latest organization to join the Integrated Agribusiness Professionals (IAP) network, which helps its retailer-owners and the farmers they represent access competitive fertilizer and crop protection positions and valuable shared knowledge.
Based in Fresno, California, IAP is a national agricultural cooperative with global affiliations. IAP serves more than thirty independent retailer-owners with locations across the United States with sales exceeding $2 billion. Beyond negotiating competitive fertilizer and crop protection positions, IAP advocates and influences on behalf of its independent retailers across the United States.
“IAP membership better positions Landus and our farmer-owners for competitive access to fair-priced inputs and advantageous collaboration with an international network of like-minded purchasers focused on doing what’s right for the farmer. We continue to seek out valuable partnerships that benefit the more than 7,000 farmers we represent,” said Matt Carstens, Landus president & CEO.
IAP’s goal is to bring success to its suppliers, owners and the growers they support. IAP is also a founding member of AgLink International, a global alliance of like-minded independent member organizations across Australia, Canada and Brazil. AgLink members work together to share, collaborate and create prosperity in agriculture globally.
“We are excited to have Landus join the IAP family of retailers. This marks an important step in the continued growth of IAP. Now in its 31st year, IAP ownership is committed to independent retailers across the U.S.," said Jim Fargo, President of IAP. "Landus and IAP exist to improve our customers’ capabilities and competitiveness. This alliance will help both organizations create value and provide growth opportunities for our suppliers, our retailers and the farmer customers we serve."
Landus operates agronomy retail and service hubs throughout Iowa. In addition to fertilizer, chemical, seed and custom application agronomy offerings, Landus offers full agricultural service and expertise in grain, animal performance and data.