Farmer and seasoned agronomy leader takes helm to continue Truterra’s focus on ag sustainability and profitability for farmers
ARDEN HILLS, Minn., November 15, 2023 – Today Truterra, LLC, a leading agricultural sustainability business that offers consultation, tools and solutions for the ag and food value chain, announces Jamie Leifker as its next President.
Leifker brings over 25 years of experience in agriculture working to deliver data-driven products and services for ag retailers to position with farmers to be more profitable and sustainable on their operations through his track record in leadership at WinField United, Land O’Lakes, Inc.’ crop inputs and insights business, in addition to previous industry experience.
“Jamie’s career spans the spectrum of applicable experience that make him the perfect choice to help Truterra reach the next level as a leader in agricultural sustainability,” said Brett Bruggeman, Chief Operating Officer at Land O’Lakes, Inc. “His background in agronomy plus his experience working with both local ag retailers and customers is in lock step with Truterra’s mission and go-to-market approach.”
Most recently in his role as vice president of New Markets and Growth Services at WinField United, Leifker was responsible for working with ag retailers to provide risk management services, as well as downstream companies to deliver on customizable supply chain needs. Prior to that, he led the Agronomy and Product Development team delivering products and services to help retailers and farmers be more profitable, productive and sustainable. This included leadership of the WinField United Innovation Center dedicated to cutting-edge agronomic research and product development.
“As a farmer myself, I understand the challenges livestock and crop producers face and the value sustainability can bring to the agriculture industry,” said Leifker. “I look forward to channeling my experience to further Truterra’s focus on productivity and profitability.”
Leifker grew up around farming and farms with his wife in Northeast Iowa, and they incorporate conservation practices including reduced tillage and cover crops on their fields.
About Truterra, LLC
Truterra is a leading sustainability solutions provider, advancing and connecting sustainability efforts throughout the food system at scale – from farmers to ag retailers to value chain collaborators including food and fiber companies. Truterra positions farmers for success by providing them tools and resources to establish a stewardship baseline, track progress on every field they farm, access conservation resources, and prepare for ecosystem services market opportunities. The Truterra network brings together the best in agricultural technology and precision conservation to drive sustainability across the food system, feeding people, safeguarding the planet, and supporting farmer livelihoods. Truterra was launched in 2016 by Land O’Lakes, Inc., a member-owned cooperative that spans the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. To learn more, visit www.TruterraAg.com.