Lantmännen is a cooperative owned and governed by 25,000 Swedish farmers. Members around the country are either connected to Lantmännen directly or members of one of the 22 local associations.
Lantmännen is owned and governed by farmers
The concept of economic association means that each member has one vote at the district meetings that they are called to each year. The association's activities are governed by the by-laws that are decided by the members, as well as Swedish association legislation.
Activities in the districts
The districts have activities all year around, often in collaboration with the Agriculture Sector and the Machinery Sector. As a member and customer you are always welcome to participate in the activities.
“Lantmännen is a gold nugget that we have to take extra care of”
Annual General Meeting
Lantmännen’s 2016 Annual General Meeting was held on May 12, 10.00 am, at Hilton Hotel in Stockholm, Slussen. The meeting discussed the previous year's activities and results, processed incoming motions, elected the board and decided to give the previous board and president freedom from liability. The meeting council consists of the 101 commissioners who were elected at the district meetings.
The Grodden Scholarship
The aim of Lantmännen's agriculture scholarship, the Grodden scholarship, is to recognize outstanding agricultural entrepreneurs who are involved in the leading development of the industry. Creative entrepreneurs who develop their business are important as positive role models in agriculture meaning they are also important to Lantmännen.
The scholars are for example invited to a seminar in connection with the Annual General Meeting, where they get to meet the President and Chairman, as well as share experiences with each other.
Lantmännen contributes to sustainable agriculture in Malawi
In an innovative We Effect project supported by Lantmännen, 15 000 children in Malawi are now receiving school meals produced by local farmers. By educating farmers in sustainable agriculture, We Effect has helped them increase their harvests.