Beth Ford

MPW 2019. 31. Beth Ford
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  • Title
    President and CEO
  • Affiliation
    Land O’Lakes
  • Age

Ford, who got promoted to the top job last year, is leading the farmer-owned co-op through a trying time for agriculture: trade wars, extreme weather, low commodity prices, and changing consumer demands. The tumultuous environment has cut into profits, but a focus on bright spots—like ag-tech and the company’s Vermont Creamery business—helped increase revenues nearly 9% to $15 billion last year.

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