Annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity Event Raises More than $66,000

Members of the Leadership team volunteered during the 2016 Caters Taters event, including Christi Offutt, Chair of the Board of Directors of RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company.

Food for Thought -- America's Farmers

Farm Safety Week has come and gone, but this article about the American farmer's place in society is worth the read. Big and small, corporate and family, organic and traditional, take a moment to learn about the people feeding our families.

4-H Wins at Hubbard County Fair

Employees from R.D. Offutt Company and Lamb Weston-RDO Frozen Foods teamed up to sell french fries at this year's Hubbard County Fair. The Park Rapids area 4-H chapter was awarded over $2,000 from french fry sale proceeds to directly benefit its members. (Pictured L to R: Jesse Swanson, Wayne Warmbold, Macy Miller, Mari Jo Lohmeier, Jeremy Swanson, Mic Ryan.)      

Debunking Myths About French Fries

In these days of social media, so many myths become reality unless we work hard to find factual information from reputable sources. Here's a good article from Dr. Steve Savage, author of "Applied Mythology" clearing up some misinformation with facts. Open this news item to access the link.

Park Rapids Businesses Make Dream of Homeownership a Reality

Josh and Tara Rychnovsky grew up in Park Rapids. After moving six times in six years from one rental property to another, they wanted stability for their children. They reached out to Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity (LAHFH). Through the leadership of LAHFH and the generous financial support and sweat equity of local businesses and residents, the Rychnovsky’s are now settled into their own home. An Iraq war veteran, Josh served two tours before being…

Soil Enhancing Pea Plantings Added to Crop Rotation

R.D. Offutt Company added peas to its Minnesota farms’ crop rotation beginning Spring, 2015. About 1,000 acres of peas will be harvested this year, with gradual adoption for rotation into all Minnesota acres by 2020. “This is one more step toward the company’s continuous commitment to environmentally sustainable practices in food production.” said Keith McGovern, President and CEO. Peas are legumes which provide a wide range of important soil quality benefits. Most notable are legumes’…

R.D. Offutt Goes Big With Operation Pollinator

We would like to extend a big thank you to all our neighbors and fellow North Central Minnesotans for the enthusiastic support of our Operation Pollinator plantings. We are committed to preserving and enhancing habitat for pollinators, deer, and other important wildlife and beneficial insects. See the full news item for a link to the Park Rapids Enterprise story.

Offutt Employee Volunteers In Action

In keeping with its commitment to community volunteerism, Fargo-based R.D. Offutt Company Farm and Food Division employees spent time volunteering to benefit the community and a special agency. In April, in honor of Earth Day, a group of 9 team members spent a few hours cleaning up the streets of downtown Fargo. The group collected 38 pounds of various items and debris. The cleanup initiative was organized by a group of downtown businesses and R.D.…

Ron Offutt Grants Exclusive Interview with AgWeek

Ron Offutt, Chairman Emeritus, sat down with Mikkel Pates from AgWeek to discuss R.D. Offutt Company's efforts to work with the DNR, on environmentally friendly food production practices, and more. Read the full story here and watch the short video from AgWeek TV.  

R.D. Offutt Company Roadside Clean-Up Efforts Get Results

A wrench, a ballpeen hammer, and an unopened, thawed frozen pizza are just a few of the items R.D. Offutt Company team members found on Friday, April 10th when they embarked on their first annual Straight River roadside clean-up. A team of 31 Park Rapids Farm Division employees initiated the volunteer clean-up effort to demonstrate their concern for protecting and preserving area natural resources. “These local R.D. Offutt Company teams drive past the Straight River…

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