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…

Why Large (Family) Farms Are Good For The Environment

Here's a great article from The New York Times discussing why there's room for farms of all sizes in this country. As a large Family Farm, R.D. Offutt Company people work hard every day to farm responsibly with respect for our natural resources.

R.D. Offutt Announces 2nd Annual Potato Field Day

Free Potatoes, On Us! It’s harvest time, and the RDO farm team is inviting our neighbors and fellow community members to an all-you-can-dig party. Just bring your potato forks and buckets to any one of the three fields listed below between October 7 and 9 to dig fresh potatoes to your heart’s content (or until sunset). When: October 7, 8, 9 from sunrise to sunset Where: Select fields in Wadena, Park Rapids, and Perham (see…

2016 RDO Caters Taters for Charity Event To Benefit YWCA Cass Clay

RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company announce that the companies’ annual charity event, RDO Caters Taters for Charity, will benefit YWCA Cass Clay. The event will take place November 10, 2016 at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Fargo, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. “What a special honor,” Erin Prochnow, Executive Director of the YWCA Cass Clay said. “RDO is a community builder and we couldn’t be happier that this project will bring…

Minnesota Farmers Take Water Quality Seriously

R.D. Offutt Company takes its role as a steward of the environment seriously. We continue to research, test, and implement different farming approaches with an eye closely trained on protecting our natural resources. For example, the use of cover crops is a growing and productive tool with numerous environmental benefits, and we encourage all farmers to investigate this growing trend. Click here to read a short editorial from The Minnesota Farm Guide which speaks to the…

Hubbard County Fair Event Turns Locally Made French Fries Into Funds for 4-H

July, 2015. R.D. Offutt Company and Lamb Weston-RDO Frozen teamed up to turn french fries into funding for a local youth agriculture program. For the second consecutive year, the two companies sponsored “Fries for 4-H,” an annual fundraising event at the Hubbard County Fair, donating 100% of the funds raised to Hubbard County 4-H. See the full story here. 2015 marked the first year for the event which raised more than $2,000 to directly benefit…

Ron Offutt Highlights the Contribution of Strong Partnerships to his Success

Ron Offutt, founder and chairman emeritus of R.D. Offutt Companies, recently spoke about his business success on the final day of Manitoba Potato Production Days in Brandon, Manitoba. Here is what he had to say about partnerships and the family business. “At the time I got into potato production, the country was on the edge of tremendous growth in the french fry industry and any time you are in a sector with that kind of…

R.D. Offutt Company Trucking Office Supports Fallen Officer

We are proud of our team members for their proactive community involvement. When tragedy hit the Fargo police department, team members Camille Nisius and Sherri Tatro rallied to demonstrate their support in memory of Officer Jason Moszer. Click on this story's headline to access the link to the full story here.

Ron Offutt Inducted into the Junior Achievement Upper Midwest Business Hall of Fame

On September 24, Ron Offutt, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, was among six leaders inducted into the 2015 Junior Achievement Upper Midwest Business Hall of Fame. Inductees were selected for their excellence in business and philanthropy, and for their significant contributions to their communities. Their stories aim to inspire local students to strive for success and encourage their entrepreneurial spirit.  Junior Achievement programs are taught in nearly 700 schools throughout the Midwest, exposing nearly 160,000 students…

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