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Merkens named as new coordinator for R.D. Offutt Farms agronomy internship program

Following graduation from South Dakota State University this spring, Annika Merkens was hired as RDO’s newest agronomist and has been tapped to lead the agronomy internship program.

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R.D. Offutt Farms hires a new agronomist and three agronomy interns for the 2023 growing season

Annika Merkens joined the RDO Park Rapids Farm as an agronomist along with three students who joined R.D.Offutt Farms as agronomy interns through a unique partnership with Syngenta, geared at providing a hands-on learning experience with real farm projects.

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R.D. Offutt Farms achieves Water Quality Certification from Minnesota Department of Agriculture

In recognition of managing farmland in a way that protects water quality, R.D. Offutt’s Twin Rivers Seed Farm is now certified in the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The farm joins other growers in the state as a recognized leader for water stewardship and land management practices.

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R.D. Offutt Farms announces promotions, new leaders to kick off 2023 season

Three R.D. Offutt Farms will have new leadership this spring when it is time to plant potatoes. Read on to learn more about these awesome team members.

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Despite conservation practices, sometimes droughts are too much

The 2021 crop season proved an exceptional one, calling ­for exceptional measures by many farmers, especially when it came to irrigation. In fact, R.D. Offutt Farms was among many growers who were forced to use more water than the state allotted in order to keep crops alive, a rare break from a longstanding tradition of underutilization of water. But how did it happen?

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