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The world’s population will be nearly 10 billion by 2050. We’ve got to work together — across continents, cultures and markets — to make abundant, nutritious food available so everyone can realize their full potential. And we need to do this in a way that sustains the health of our planet.

Venture37 is uniquely positioned to do just that. That’s because we have the backing of Land O’Lakes, Inc., a $14 billion farmer-owned cooperative with diversified agribusinesses in dairy, livestock, crops and agricultural sustainability. Pair this with local insights from 40 years of agricultural development, and we’ve got what it takes to unlock the potential of dairy, livestock, and crops farms and business ventures around the world.

Our Mission
Striving to help global communities thrive through agriculture. We are focused on long-term, human-centered impact. That’s why you’ll find a few commonalities across our portfolio:
Our decisions are evidence-based.
Data and science ensure our roadmap is built on facts, not assumptions. Evidence is ever-evolving—and so are we.
We regularly learn and adapt.
It’s about accelerating what’s working and changing what’s not. Because, we know we can always do better.
Creative planning is our thing.
Each global community is nuanced and complex, so is there any other way? Local insights must drive customization.
Our work is market-driven.
It’s all about finding challenges in the market and turning them into opportunities—all to accelerate supply and demand.
Social inclusion leads to lasting progress.
When people of all ages and identities equally take part in a society, it strengthens the whole.

In 1981, in a group of farmers gathered in a Minnesota board room of Land O’Lakes, Inc. to discuss a bold idea: international development. As members of a cooperative dating back to 1921, these farmer-members knew from experience that uniting to improve agriculture can lead to healthier communities and stronger economies. They also understood that food security and economic prosperity are good for all – for business ventures, for trade and for a more secure world.

This is how Venture37 got its roots.

Today we are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, but we still leverage expertise, innovation and technology from Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s four diversified businesses. This takes shape in many ways. Whether its championing food safety regulations, driving innovation through reach + and development, optimizing supply chain networks or offering farmers services to make informed decisions — we combine premier agribusiness know-how with local insights to creating last impact.

Forty years after a room full of farmers decided to work together across continents and cultures for the common good — we still share a common purpose of advancing agriculture to feed human progress.

Our affiliation with Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s diversified agribusinesses gives our nonprofit a unique understanding of how to drive inclusive and sustainable change through agriculture. Combine this with our 40 years of agricultural development projects and we’ve got a powerful approach to transforming agricultural systems.

We partner with all agricultural players to drive market development, reduce investment barriers and strengthen farmer-to-fork agricultural systems.

We facilitate innovative,customized solutions using agronomic know-how, local insights, robust data, and cutting-edge technology.
We connect entrepreneurs and businesses to the resources they need to create transformational products and services that fuel long-term growth and profitability.

Our areas of focus

We believe we must work together — across continents, cultures, and markets – to make abundant, nutritious food available so everyone can realize their full potential. That’s why we work alongside people operating farms and businesses to deliver integrated solutions that build and improve food and agriculture systems. We’ve got what it takes to support competitive markets, resilient systems, nutrition-secure communities, and inclusive societies that foster healthy livelihoods for all.
We believe that when economies thrive, people can realize their full potential. That’s why we are committed to working with our partners to improve market access and trade. Through catalytic access to finance and private sector investment and by advancing opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses, we help our partners build effective enabling environments and transform food and agricultural systems.


4001 Lexington Ave N, MS 5120
Arden Hills, MN 55126 U.S.A.
Telephone: +1-651-375-2222


1200 18th Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20036 U.S.A.
Telephone: +1-202-370-1700

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