Land O’Lakes, Inc. Is a member-owned Agricultural cooperative based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul suburbs of Arden Hills, Minnesota, focusing on the dairy industry. The co-op states that it has about 3,600 direct producer-members, 1,000 member-cooperatives, and about 10,000 employees who process and distribute products for about 300,000 agricultural producers, handling 12 billion pounds of milk annually. Land O’Lakes is ranked third on the National Cooperative Bank Co-op 100 list of mutuals and cooperatives. The Co-op is one of the largest producers of butter and cheese in the United States.
High Monkey worked closely with the Land O’ Lakes Inc. team to assists in the migration process of the consumer facing website for the dairy foods division of Land O’ Lakes from their current EMS, into a new Kentico environment. The primary goals of the site development included:
- Combining the current desktop and mobile sites into one site with responsive design
- Integrating a third-party search platform (Azure search) into Kentico with custom web part development
- Tie-in data from a separately developed Recipe Management System (RMS), also developed in Kentico and running as a separate site
- Build the site in a way for Land O’ Lakes Inc to be able to manage the site independently