Merger Exploration

Please access our frequently asked questions (FAQ) website by clicking on the following link:  MERGER FAQ  The goal of this FAQ is to answer our members’ and customers’ questions and share updated information as the merger exploration progresses. 


COVID-19 Update

At Landmark and Countryside, we have been investing significant time and effort to implement operational changes related to COVID-19, and have agreed to slow the pace of the merger exploration to focus on maintaining operations and business continuity. As an essential business, it is important that we remain open to support our members and customers by providing them with the products and services that are essential to their success. Though the merger exploration has necessarily slowed, we assure you that the process is continuing and we will provide you with the most up-to-date information when available.


Merger Exploration Announcement

We’re excited to announce that Landmark Services Cooperative and Countryside Cooperative are exploring the opportunity for a merger.  Both Boards of Directors and the CEOs signed an official Letter of Intent on October 24th, 2019, to engage in this review.  Most recently, both Boards of Directors and the CEOs met on February 18th and 19th, 2020, to identify additional areas of discovery and unanimously supported the continued merger review efforts.

We owe it to our members and employees to explore opportunities that will strengthen their local co-op and safeguard equities.  Throughout the merger exploration, our primary focus is to determine if joining the resources of two long-standing, successful cooperatives will increase our competitive advantage in ever-changing local and global agriculture markets and drive increased value to our members and employees.

Information about both cooperatives can be found at and, and your Board of Directors and CEO can be reached at the following numbers:

      • Jim Lange, Chairman (Eastern District) – 414.881.9423
      • Jon Prochnow, Vice Chairman (Northern District) – 920.210.9116
      • Kevin Klahn, Secretary and Treasurer (Western District) – 608.576.6776
      • Brian Brown, Director (At-Large) – 608.219.7031
      • Keven Schultz, Director (Northern District) – 920.210.8344
      • Max Wenck, Director (Eastern District) – 262.957.6500
      • Sandy Larson, Director – (Western District) 608.290.5545
      • Jim Dell, CEO and President – 402.469.1269

We sincerely thank you for your dedication to Landmark Services Cooperative, and we want to assure you that during this review process that our unwavering commitment to you, and to our daily operations, will remain priorities.