AMES, IOWA, US — Don King has been named executive vice president of grain of Landus Cooperative.

In his role he will oversee the cooperative’s grain operations at 60 locations in 26 counties to grow farmer origination, enhance operational efficiency and expand merchandising. He also will manage domestic and international end-user marketing relationships for the cooperative.

“With Don’s focus on the farmer-owners’ experience, he is driving our grain team to look across the entire supply chain, from food to energy to industrial uses — to find opportunities that bring value to our growers and in return, to our rural communities,” said Matt Carstens, chief executive officer of Landus. “It’s a challenging marketplace; Landus’ grain team works to have a market solution for every situation.”

King joins Landus from Michlig Grain, where he worked his way up from operations to the owner at the full-service grain and agronomy business in northwest Illinois, US. King has a degree in agri-business from Black Hawk East College.