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…

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’…

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