2005 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT


PRESS RELEASES


MEDIA REPRINTS


FACT SHEET




Aerial view of the farm.

Aerial view of the farm.

Threemile Canyon Farms is the Northwest's leading sustainable farm. It is owned by R.D. Offutt-Northwest, one of the nation's leaders in innovative agricultural practices.

Ronald D. Offutt

Ronald D. Offutt is founder and chairman of R.D. Offutt Company and the RDO Equipment Company. A fourth-generation potato farmer, Offutt got his start on his family's farm in Moorhead, Minnesota. He graduated from Concordia College and received an honorary doctorate from North Dakota State University.

Offutt is very proud of his family owned business and his children's continued commitment and dedication to the company. In addition to its eight-state farming operations, R.D. Offutt Company also operates food processing manufacturing plants and markets its crops through relationships with major processors. RDO Equipment Company has the largest network of John Deere construction and agricultural equipment dealerships in the country.

Offutt has received numerous honors including the 2006 World Potato Congress Industry Award and the 1998 Midwest Region Entrepreneur of the Year (Master category). His many philanthropic efforts include support for charities and Midwest community programs. He also assists family farmers in continuing their operations and helps college students with scholarships.

Marty Myers

Threemile Canyon Farms General Manager Marty Myers is a member of a five-generation Oregon family and a graduate of Oregon State University in business and accounting. He worked for an oil and gas exploration company and a food processing cooperative before joining the Offutt organization.

As general manager, he has led the development of Threemile Canyon Farms into a national model for sustainable and socially responsible farm practices. Myers serves on the Oregon Potato Commission and the Oregon Business Association Board of Directors. On March 2, 2010, he was appointed to the United States Potato Board by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.