Land Sustainability & Stewardship

R.D. Offutt Farms Earns High Scores on a Sustainability Assessment

For seven consecutive years, R.D. Offutt Farms (RDO) has earned high scores in an industry assessment evaluating potato growers on sustainable practices.

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Groundwater analysis finds aquifers strong in Park Rapids, Pineland Sands

In June 2023, R.D. Offutt Farms hired Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC., to conduct an independent study to review groundwater levels and changes over time within a 10-mile radius in the Pineland Sands region.

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Celebrating Earth Day: The top three ways R.D. Offutt Farms invests in soil health

It’s often said that healthy soil is the foundation of regenerative agriculture. After all, healthy soil means healthy plants and healthy plants mean a strong food supply and a healthy planet. R.D. Offutt Farms has nearly 60 years of experience managing soil health to reduce erosion, maximize water infiltration and improve nutrient cycling. Celebrating Earth Day, check out the top three ways we invest in soil health.

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R.D. Offutt Becker Farm hosts Irrigation Association of Minnesota summer tour

On Friday, July 29, 2022, the R.D. Offutt Farm Team in Becker, Minn. hosted more than 60 people for the annual Irrigators Association of Minnesota (IAM) summer field tour. Minnesota state legislators, agency and congressional staff members, public officials, IAM and industry members attended the event, touring an RDO field with a top-of-the-line center pivot irrigation system, learning about the latest irrigation research at the University of Minnesota Sand Plain Research Farm and hearing about the economics behind irrigated agriculture from local processor, Michaels Foods.

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R.D. Offutt Farms plants 45,000 trees to celebrate Arbor Month

In celebration of Arbor Month, R.D. Offutt Farms planted 45,000 Red Pine and White Spruce trees on fields in Hubbard and Wadena Counties between May 21-25.

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