Program Sponsors

Chris Policinski

President and Chief Executive Officer
Land O’Lakes, Inc.


Chris Policinski is president and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc., the second largest cooperative in the nation. Land O’Lakes does business in the U.S. and more than 50 countries and has sales of more than $12 billion.

Chris has more than 30 years of experience in the food industry. He joined Land O’Lakes in 1997 and was appointed president and CEO in 2005. Prior to joining Land O’Lakes, Chris held leadership positions with Kraft General Foods, Bristol-Myers Squib and the Pillsbury Company.

Doug Brunt

Senior Vice President — Ag Customers
Land O’Lakes, Inc.


Doug Brunt serves as senior vice president—ag customers for Land O’Lakes. A 1987 graduate of Purdue University, Doug began his career as a management trainee with Madison County Co-op and was promoted to general manager in 1990. In 1991, he became the general manager of Ag One Co-op where he served until 1997 when he joined Countrymark Co-op as Indiana regional manager for the northwest region. From 1998-2007, Doug served as director for Land O’Lakes and affiliates, managing the agronomy sales force in the Eastern Corn Belt, Eastern U.S., and Ontario. He was promoted to director of business-to-business sales for Winfield Solutions in 2007 and held the position until 2012 when he accepted his current role.

Doug is a past board member for the National Grain and Feed association. He currently serves on the boards of GreenPoint, LLC and AGRI-AFC, LLC.