Thu, August 13, 2015
CEO, RDO Equipment Co. and Chair, Offutt Family Companies
Christi Offutt is the second generation Chair of Offutt Family Companies, a $3 billion operation composed of agricultural producer R. D. Offutt Company and agriculture and construction equipment provider RDO Equipment Co.
Founded in 1968, RDO Equipment Co. sells and supports agriculture, construction, environmental, positioning, surveying, and irrigation equipment from manufacturers including John Deere, Vermeer, and Topcon. RDO Equipment Co. has 77 locations across the United States, including partnerships in Russia, Ukraine, and Australia.
R.D. Offutt Company and affiliates is a large potato grower, growing more than 50,000 acres of potatoes annually on farms in seven states and operating seven potato processing facilities in four states. The company markets its crops through relationships with major processors such as Simplot, ConAgra Foods (Lamb Weston), McCain Foods, Michael Foods, Tillamook, Calbee, and Frito-Lay. R.D. Offutt Company is a Fargo-based company and was established in 1964.
Christi is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound with degrees in politics and government and in business administration; earned a juris doctor degree in May 1996 from Boston University; and is a graduate of Harvard’s Executive Advanced Management Program. She currently serves as a Director for Bell State Bank & Trust and the R.D. Offutt Family Board. She is a former Director for the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation.