Agribusiness Careers: Supporting Wisconsin’s Agricultural Industry - View the video

Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson
Chief Executive Officer
Landmark Cooperative

1401 Landmark Drive
Cottage Grove, WI 53527


Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Business Management and Administration

Bob Carlson joined Landmark as its Chief Operations Officer in 2007 and was named Chief Executive Officer in January of 2011. Bob has managed cooperatives in South Dakota and Southern Minnesota, was a commercial ag loan officer with Cenex Finance Association, the director of producer lending for Cofina Financial and vice president of case management for Resolute Systems. He has a bachelor's degree in business and public administration and a master's degree in business administration with a concentration on finance. Bob is member of the CHS Inc. Roundtable and serves on the committee of the National Grain & Feed Association's "Rail Shipper/Receiver Committee." He is a participant of Leadership Wisconsin — formerly the Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program. Bob was raised on a 1,200 acre grain farm in North Dakota's Red River Valley. He and his wife have three grown children.

Being involved in Wisconsin’s agriculture industry spans far beyond life on the farm. From animal nutrition and agronomy services to grain management, transportation and marketing, there are a wide range of agribusiness careers to consider. As the head of Landmark Cooperative, CEO Bob Carlson shares insight on the variety of jobs that are involved with running an agricultural co-op and the skills needed to get into the field. (Running Time 22:44)