Rod Schroeder is formerly the executive vice president and COO leading the crop protection business of WinField Solutions LLC, a Land O’Lakes, Inc. company. Prior to that, Rod was vice president of Agriliance LLC where he led the Heartland Business Unit. Rod began his ag career at Aurora Cooperative in Aurora, Neb., as controller and led the cooperative as its CEO for 18 years. He is nationally recognized for his ag retail successes and has served on numerous boards including CropLife America, The Fertilizer Institute, Nebraska Energy Cooperative, Farmers Commodities Corporation and the Agricultural Retailers Association. He grew up on a diversified Nebraska farm and is a graduate of Lincoln School of Commerce.
Rod and his wife, Mary, reside in Ashland, Neb. They have four adult children and four grandchildren. During his retirement, Rod enjoys staying involved with agriculture through his positions on several ag-related boards. Rod and Mary also enjoy golfing, socializing with friends, being with family, volunteering and spending part of the winter months in Arizona.