President & CEO, Landus
Carstens leads Landus and its work to advocate on behalf of its over 7,000 farmer-members, empower employees, and lean into the future of the agriculture industry. His passion for, and experience in, agriculture spans every step in the supply chain from agronomy retail to end-user grain customers, food manufacturers, grocery stores, and consumers.
Carstens most recently served as Senior Vice President of Truterra, a division of Land O’Lakes. There, he provided leadership for farmer-driven sustainability collaborations with food manufacturers and consumers by focusing on technology, data, and precision offerings. Previously, he served at United Suppliers, where he was responsible for the crop nutrient business, including sales, marketing, supply chain logistics, financial performance, and commodity procurement. He has also held various sales, marketing, and management positions at several other agronomy businesses.
Carstens graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business. He is a member of the board of directors of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever.