Landmark proudly supports efforts to promote agriculture and develop leaders in the industry by focusing our commitment in several areas:
Landmark Scholarship Program
To encourage academic, professional and leadership development among post-secondary students:
- We award at least 15 scholarships each year to students pursuing a two- or four-year degree, agriculture short course students and/or high school seniors
- All Landmark members, employees and their children are eligible to apply
- A 2.75 GPA or higher is required for all applicants
- 2020 Scholarship Application will be available in the fall of 2019.
Building a strong future for agriculture helps to ensure a strong future for our members, our communities and the world. Landmark has awarded 365 scholarships totaling $234,250 to date to students since 1989 in support of building a strong future for its members, its communities and the world.
Rural Youth Leadership
We support established organizations such as FFA, 4-H and Ag in the Classroom, targeting programs that promote rural youth leadership development through education. Examples include:
- Leadership Training
- Professional Development Experiences
- Student Fundraising Activities
Agriculture Community Partnerships
We partner with local organizations geared toward agriculture. We look to help strengthen the communities we serve through:
- Community Fundraising
- Community Safety
- Adult and Community Education
- Leadership Initiatives
Agriculture Education and Promotion
We support events that serve to educate the public and promote the ag industry. Examples include:
- County Dairy Breakfasts
- County Fairs
- Farm Tours
If your agriculture-related program, event or initiative seems like a good fit for our support, please submit your Donation Request Application to Landmark, allowing 60 days for consideration and any distribution of funds.
Completed applications may be returned via email or by USPS to:
Landmark Services Cooperative
c/o Shannon Horstmeyer
1401 Landmark Drive, P.O. Box 277
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
We will notify you of the status of your application within 30 days of receipt.
Questions? Contact Landmark Giving Program Administrator Shannon Horstmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.236.3276.
The Drive to Feed Kids Initiative
As an agricultural cooperative, finding a way to help children in our local communities combat hunger is a natural fit. Landmark Services Cooperative is proud to partner with The Drive to Feed Kids initiative to help feed hungry kids in our service territory as part of our Landmark Gives Back program.
The Drive to Feed Kids is a collaboration between Nutra Blend and their partners in the feed industry to increase awareness about child hunger and raise money to feed children in the U.S. As part of our commitment to be engaged in the communities where we live and work, Landmark is working with area backpack programs and summer lunch programs to help feed kids.
Diamond Sponsor of Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
Landmark was inspired to work with Second Harvest Foodbank through “The Drive to Feed Kids” program created by feed ingredient supplier Nutra Blend. Drive to Feed Kids is a national organization dedicated to educating consumers about agriculture’s role in feeding the world.
In 2013, Landmark Services Cooperative began their relationship with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. Their mission is to end hunger in southwestern Wisconsin through community partnerships. Landmark is proud to be a diamond sponsor and partner with this organization. Since 2013, Landmark members have helped provide 322,141 meals to southern Wisconsin families.
In addition, a capital investment for a new freezer and cooler space has greatly increased the donations that the food bank is able to accept. Learn more in this video.
Second Harvest Foodbank of southern Wisconsin serves 16 counties in southwestern Wisconsin. To learn more or to support Second Harvest’s mission, visit secondharvestmadison.org .