Christi Offutt, RDO Equipment Co. CEO, and Ron Offutt, founder of RDO, will speak from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Northern State University Student Center Centennial Rooms.
The Offutts will share their story and business philosophy at this free event open to the public.
RDO began when third-generation potato farmer Ron Offutt bought a John Deere agricultural dealership in Casselton, N.D., according to a news release. Offutt leveraged his assets by selling 160 acres of farmland and a potato warehouse and taking a loan from his grandmother.
Today the company operates a network of John Deere stores, employing more than 1,800 people. In addition, the company operates in several international partnerships, including multiple locations in Russia, Ukraine and Australia, according to the release.
The event is sponsored by the NSU School of Business and NSU Center for Entrepreneurship and International Business.
For more information and to RSVP to the Feb. 19 event, contact Patricia Kendall at 605-626-2401 or email@example.com.