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…

Potato giant finds fewer pesticides please consumers, neighbors, bottom line (MPR News)

Helicopters once buzzed across R.D Offutt's massive potato farms here, spraying fungicide about every five days. It's how the potato industry did business, but not anymore. Helicopters still spray and pesticides haven't disappeared, but Offutt's using less of them. It now employs automated weather stations and a sophisticated computer program to predict disease risk. The company tried the new system on 13 percent of the crop last year, targeting sensitive areas near homes where pesticide…

Aerial Application Calibration Clinic

This Spring, R.D. Offutt Company held its annual Aerial Application Calibration Clinic. Watch this short video for details on how we go above and beyond to ensure safe, sustainable farming in our communities.

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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