ARDEN HILLS, MINN. — Matt Wohlman has been named senior director of state and industry affairs for Land O’Lakes, Inc., effective Sept. 26. Mr. Wohlman is a fifth-generation family farmer and the current deputy commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

In his new role, Mr. Wohlman will lead state government relations and collaboration with industry organizations on behalf of Land O’Lakes.

Mr. Wohlman has been with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture since 2011, when he joined as assistant commissioner. Prior to that, he held staff roles for U.S. Representative Tim Walz and State Senator Yvonne Prettner Solon.

“As a Minnesota farmer who also brings strong expertise in policy affecting producers and rural businesses, Matt Wohlman will be an outstanding addition to the Land O’Lakes team,” said Autumn Price, vice-president of government relations for Land O’Lakes. “Our farmer-owned cooperative works hard to advocate on policy matters affecting our industry, and I’m confident Matt will be highly effective in bolstering those efforts alongside our industry peers, trade associations and our farmer-members.”