Your Development Team

Your Needs. Our R&D. A Great Fit.

New product development and reformulation have many stages. At each step along the way, Land O’Lakes offers proven dairy expertise that guides the journey from your product concept through its full realization.
Our combination of talent and technical capabilities bring sophisticated, dairy industry-specific resources to benefit your product line growth.

Expert R&D Team – Land O’Lakes has built a highly experienced research and development team.  Our team of food scientists, technical experts and process engineers come from a variety of product development backgrounds, which allow us to assist you with a wide variety of applications and formulations.
Large-scale Pilot Plant Capabilities – Our filtration systems, evaporator and three-story pilot plant spray dryer scales up easily for commercial applications and achieves an accurate representation of how your product will perform in a commercial run.
Time-to-market Product Development – Our product development process is designed for timely product completion without sacrificing quality.

On-trend Flavor Knowledge – Land O’Lakes feels the pulse of the consumer market, identifying and developing new flavor trends and perfecting dairy-based flavor profiles already loved by consumers. We formulate ingredient systems that consistently meet your flavor and texture objectives, and then subject those formulations to rigorous testing to assure top performance.
Responsive Customer Service – We provide expert, dedicated attention to our customers’ needs—we won’t stop working until you’re satisfied.  Our goal is to develop long-term relationships. We take care of you with that in mind.
Technical Innovation – We recognize that innovation is essential to ongoing success and growth, and we leverage the newest technologies in the dairy ingredient industry for your market success. Our continual investment in new technology and proprietary innovations secures superior performance of our ingredients in your finished products.

Land O’Lakes and rtech Laboratories—Collaborators in Innovation for Food Ingredients

rtech laboratories, a business unit of Land O’Lakes, is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art food-testing laboratory and research facility. As an extension of our research and development operation, rtech provides important research and testing functions for our clients.
To learn more about rtech laboratories, please visit