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…

Supporting Youth In Agriculture

The Missouri State Fair celebrated kids with Youth in Agriculture Day, including the annual Sale of Champions, which resulted in record-breaking prices thanks to R.D. Offutt Company. The event raised a total of $152,600 to help support youth in agriculture.Several record-breaking sales were made during the event, including a $34,500 sale for Grace Riley’s Reserve Grand Champion Steer. Riley, 13, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, not only made a record sale, but it was also her…

Bumper Wheat Crop for Gunsmoke Farms in 2014

The 31,000 acre Gunsmoke Farms in Fort Pierre, South Dakota was purchased by R.D. Offutt Company in December, 2012. The farm is named after James Arness, Minnesota native best known for his role as Marshall Dillon in the television series “Gunsmoke”, and believed to have once been part owner. Farm Manager Randy Fleishauer runs the large wheat farm operation, after spending 20 years as a potato farm manager with R.D. Offutt Company. Predominately a spring…

R.D. Offutt Company Donates to Fight Hunger

Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger in Otter Tail County FARGO, N.D. – R.D. Offutt Company has donated a total of $26,000 to this Feeding Backpack program since 2009 Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger in Otter Tail County started in 2008 with a hope to make an impact within our local community. This program is designed to provide nutritious and easy-to-prepare food for children likely at-risk of hunger to take home and consume on the weekends and…

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