DES MOINES, IOWA, US — Farmer-owned cooperative Landus has added Matt Jones to its leadership team as executive vice president – sales, bringing more than two decades of experience in the agriculture industry to his new role.

Jones’ extensive background spans over 23 years across all major markets and cropping systems in the United States, including the West Coast, South and primarily the Midwest corn and soy markets. For the past nine years, he served as a strategic account manager at BASF, where he was later promoted to director of the Midwest Region. Prior to BASF, he spent 12 years at Syngenta, where he gained experience in a variety of roles including sales, marketing and management.

“In this new role, Matt will be overseeing all sales conducted within Landus,” said Matt Carstens, president and chief executive officer of Landus. “Together, we’re creating the best buying experience for the farmer by including all aspects of their farming operation into a full-service package.”

With the addition of Jones, sales in grain, agronomy and other key areas will all be housed under one sales structure. Landus said this will mean a more comprehensive plan and seamless experience for farmers as the cooperative seeks to create long term partnerships with its customers and meet their needs in new and different ways. 

“The vision at Landus is inspiring,” Jones said. “We seek to deliver best in class innovation, quality, and service. Further, our efforts are focused on putting the people first; this includes our farmers, our employees and the people who built this great country in the rural and agricultural communities. The ag market and global landscape has changed over the last 12 months and continues to change daily. At the end of the day, it comes down to Landus earning the trust of their farmers and helping them make the best decision for their operation. I’m excited to engage my team in working to meet the needs of our farmers — today and into the future.” 

Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, US, Landus is the 10th largest grain handling company in North America in Sosland Publishing Co.’s2023 Grain & Milling Annual, which lists 56 licensed grain storage facilities with 152.686 million bushels of storage.