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…

Offutt Named to ND Agriculture Hall of Fame

Ronald Offutt, founder and Chairman Emeritus of R.D. Offutt Company was inducted into the North Dakota Agriculture Hall of Fame on March 7, 2015 during the 78th annual North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City. Offutt is the founder of R.D. Offutt Co., the nation's largest producer of potatoes, and RDO Equipment Co., the largest network of John Deere construction and agricultural equipment dealerships in the U.S. A native of Orrick, Mo., Offutt grew up…

The R.D. Offutt Company's Commitment to Sustainable Agriculture

The R.D. Offutt Company began as a small Minnesota family farm. After more than 50 years as a family run farm, we are strongly tied to the communities where we live and work. We take pride in our history of working closely with community partners to manage our farms sustainably. Click on the icon to find out more about our commitment to sustainable agriculture.

Park Rapids High School Basketball Teams Win at R.D. Offutt Company Potato Harvest Celebration

Park Rapids, MN -- On Saturday, October 11, 2014 R.D. Offutt Company joined forces with the Park Rapids High School boys and girls basketball teams to raise over $4,000 at the 2014 Potato Harvest Celebration. Over 200 community members attended in support of the event held at the local high school. Each attendee was treated to free bratwursts and french fries, cooked and served by basketball team players and coaches. They also took home a…

R.D. Offutt to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters at Annual Charity Event

Big Brother Big Sister to Benefit from Annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity Event   FARGO, N.D. – RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company announce that Big Brothers Big Sisters will be the benefitting charity for the companies’ annual charity event, RDO Caters Taters for Charity. The 2014 event will be held on November 6, 2014 at the Doublewood Inn in Fargo, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Big Brothers Big Sisters is America’s leader…

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