Potato Sustainability Alliance - Grower Profile: R.D. Offutt Farms

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While it may sound like a variation of the classic cliché, the phrase “farming one field at a time” is a motivational mantra for achieving sustainability goals at the Little Falls, Minn., location of R.D. Offutt Farms (RDO).

For more than 50 years, the progressive family-owned farm business has prided itself on the responsible, smart production of potatoes. Today, it operates more than 15 locations in four Midwest states, including 10 in Minnesota.

“Our goal is to develop potatoes that will remain high-quality, require fewer inputs and resist disease,” says Aaron Buehler, farm manager at the Little Falls operation. “This process can take years to accomplish, but we are excited about our progress and remain committed to achieving industry-supported, positive crop outcomes.”

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