Wadena's RDO Farm Team wins Grower of the Year award again

It's the second straight year the team has been honored for their work to ensure quality and quantity of potatoes.

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Those recognized for the Farm Team of the Year recognition include Shawn Raykovich (Lamb Weston, Plant Manager), left, Mark Riepe, Jonathan Robbins, Adam Templin, Charlie Wachlin (RDO Wadena Farm Team Members), Darwin Lake (Lamb Weston Agriculture Manager).
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WADENA — RDO Wadena Farm Team won the 2021 Lamb Weston Grower of the Year – for the second straight year.

Lamb Weston has presented two Grower of the Year awards for more than 20 years: large farm and small farm, based on amount of acreage. Farms are evaluated by production of the best potato quality attributes, measured by overall crop, storability, and color.

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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