R.D. Offutt Farms Continues to Build Pollinator Habitat

Check out this great story about our Pollinator plantings. A fact to share that's not covered is that U of MN entemologists are working with us to study these pollinator habitats, which are thriving. All of our Mustard cover crop plantings are buzzing with activity as well. To read the full story, click on the headline to access the hotlink or cut and paste this link into your web browser. http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/news/4308111-operation-pollinator-wildflowers-bloom

Why perception should not drive the science behind our food supply

This is a great article. Those who care about our food security should not let perception and extremists drive crop input regulations. Often groups like PANNA and others use the court system to exhaust the agencies who use actual science to make decisions. Or copy and paste this link into your web browser: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bugged-by-junk-science_us_599b1bfae4b09dbe86ea3627

10 Mega Myths About Farming

Click on the headline to access the link to a great article from The Washington Post covering some big myths about farming. Worth the read. Or paste this url in your browser: http://wapo.st/2uB72lu  

RDO Farm Team Spends Time with Local Students

Park Rapids 5th graders recently spent time learning about agriculture with Warren Warmbold, Midwest Operations Manager, and Tricia Denny, Executive Operations Assistant, for R.D. Offutt Farms. The team hosted about 150 students, sharing information about the potato growing process. Students learned about potato planting equipment and the complexities associated with growing different potato varieties, seed sizing, and more. The group was highly energetic and clearly engaged with the subject matter, asking great questions about the process of…

RDO Donates Trees to Help Straight River Trout Habitat

Click on this link to a local news story about R.D. Offutt Farm's contribution to the DNR's Straight River trout habitat improvement efforts. 

Always Read the Fine Print

Check out this great article from The Washington Post about the importance of eating your vegetables. As the article states, "misinformation about pesticides breeds fear and confusion" and we've seen a lot of that lately. Being informed means reading more than headlines and not believing everything special interest groups want you to. Just remember to wash everything before consuming, particularly organics. But do like your mother said and eat your vegetables! 

The Importance of Soil Health to Sustainable Ag

Check out this great article about the importance of soil health, a big focus on all RDO's farms. From agronomists to field scouts, we pay close attention to soil health, having implemented best practices like the ones described in the article: https://ensia.com/features/soil-health/ 

RDO Equipment charity luncheon raises $69,343 for women and children emergency shelter

Another great example of how RDO Equipment and the local Fargo/Moorhead community rally together for a great cause. Click on this headline and check out the hotlink for the full article: http://www.equipmentworld.com/rdo-charity-luncheon-raises-69343-for-women-and-children-emergency-shelter/

Have Questions About Our Farming Practices?

In today's social media world, it seems anyone can look like an expert in just about anything. If you're interested in the truth about our sustainable farming efforts, follow the link in this web post to a Park Rapids Enterprise article explaining some of the leading edge practices we use to ensure the health, safety, and well being of the land, water, and our fellow community members.

Debunking the Myths About Potatoes and French Fries

Want to know the truth about America's favorite vegetable? Click on this news item for the link to a fact-based article by Dr. Steve Savage, PhD in plant pathology, dispelling the myths about french fries and the potato.  As farmers and scientists, R.D. Offutt Company works with industry experts to farm the land gently. The land is our livelihood and we are committed to protecting the environment so we can continue to help feed the world for future generations.  Our use of cover crops…

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