at a glance
Cabot Creamery Co-operative has been in operation since 1919, making a full line of award-winning cheddar cheese and dairy products. Cabot is owned by 800 dairy farm families throughout New England and New York. As a certified B Corp, they are committed to the planet, its people, and returning profits to their farmer owners.
Land O'Lakes was founded in 1921 when 320 dairy farmers met in St. Paul, Minnesota, to form the Minnesota Cooperative Creameries Association. Their idea was simple—join together to effectively market and distribute members’ dairy production across the country. The company then expanded into ag services, feed businesses, and internationally.
Land O'Lakes is farmer-owned and has a farm-to-fork view of agriculture. They are committed to feeding human progress around the world, while always delivering on their responsibility to member-owners through their core values.
For more than 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides a full range of financial services and expertise to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world. SVB is recognized as one of the world’s best employers by Forbes, and is a member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.
Cargill’s purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, Cargill connects farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. Cargill combines experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries.
Rabobank Group is a global financial services leader providing wholesale, rural and retail banking, leasing, and real estate services in more than 38 countries worldwide. Founded over a century ago, Rabobank today is one of the world’s largest banks with over $765 billion in assets. In North America, Rabobank is the premier bank to the food, agribusiness and beverage industries, providing sector expertise, strategic counsel and tailors financial solutions to clients across the entire food value chain. Rabobank knows that sustainability and innovation are critical in promoting a thriving food and agriculture industry that will feed growing global populations for years to come, which is a key focus of its Banking for Food strategy.
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Calyxt (NASDAQ: CLXT), based in Roseville, Minnesota is a plant-based technology company. Calyxt partners with like-minded farmers and companies to deliver plant-based products with wellness and sustainability benefits. Calyxt uses cutting edge plant breeding techniques to innovate and develop solutions to address unmet consumer and market demands.