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  • Title
    President and CEO
  • Affiliation
    Land O'Lakes
  • Age
    56
  • 2019 Rank
    31

As head of the $14 billion cooperative, Ford is sounding the alarm on the dire financial situation facing farmers. She’s pushed for legislation on rural high-speed Internet access, and her efforts to bring technology to the field include a partnership with Microsoft. That’s all while on track to sell nearly 300 million pounds of butter this year—a company record—as it satisfies Americans’ pandemic baking projects.

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