Kristin R. Penn
Director of Global Programs and Project Systems, International Division
Land OíLakes, Inc.
Kristin Penn is Director of Global Programs and Project Systems, International Division, Land OíLakes, Inc., and also represents the co-operative on international development interests in Washington, D.C.
Since 1990, Ms. Penn has designed and obtained financing for international agribusiness development projects for Land OíLakes in some 70 countries. These projects have emphasized developing co-operative systems, dairy livestock industries, rural enterprises,
private extension and input supply services, and industry associations.
Previous employment experience includes work with the Office of International Agricultural Programs at the University of Minnesota and short-term consulting with internationally focused organizations including the World Bank, Sparks Companies, Inc., U.S. Grains Council, and the American Soybean Association.
Ms. Penn has a broad background in private sector development of modern food systems and in finding effective solutions to improving profitability of stakeholders from the farm to the market. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's College of Agriculture, and a former Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire, Africa.