Glenn Lood comes from a family of great cooperators who sold all their milk and marketed their cash grain through the regional co-ops. So when his Dad stepped down from the Isanti Co-op board, Glenn readily agreed to replace him. Having served on the Central Rivers board and now as a Federated Co-ops director, Glenn sees much opportunity.
“We have a very strong co-op and I can see great possibilities in both agricultural and energy marketing,” he states. “But we have to make sure we stay strong and don’t sit on our laurels.” Glenn would like to see Federated adopt more ground-breaking concepts, like the propane rail terminal at Cambridge. We have to look at the future and be innovative now that we’re a leader in our communities. Now, more than ever, we need to think outside the box to increase our market share and develop new markets for our products, and develop new products for our market.” “We have the team and the resources and ability to get whatever we need to get this job done.”
Glenn, retired from dairying in 1996 and crop farming in 2007, now rents out much of his land but still raises corn, soybeans, hay, and wildlife food plots. He and his wife Karen, a registered nurse, have three adult children: one son and two daughters.
Glenn enjoys volunteering at his church and in the community. Other passions he has are family, hunting, and antiquating.