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Published June 06, 2011, 12:00 AM

Russia trip I


Andrey P. Rybalkin, general manager (right) and Ryan Offutt, president of Agro-Construction Technologies (ACT), operate a growing, nine-site farm dealership network in the Krasnodar, the administrative center for Krasnodar Krai, in southern Russia. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)

  • Andrey P. Rybalkin, general manager (right) and Ryan Offutt, president of Agro-Construction Technologies (ACT), operate a growing, nine-site farm dealership network in the Krasnodar, the administrative center for Krasnodar Krai, in southern Russia. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • Ryan Offutt is president of Agro-Construction Technologies, a subsidiary of RDO Equipment of Fargo. ACT has nine store locations, based in Krasnodar, Russia, a southern city that is the administrative center of Krasnodar Krai. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • The front reception area in the newly remodeled Agro-Construction Technologies corporate offices in Krasnodar, Russia, was built from a library and theater in a regional agricultural research institute. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • The “order fulfillment” section of the ACT corporate offices was a theater for scientific and other presentations at an agricultural institute in Krasnodar, in the old Soviet era. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • Andrey Rybalkin (right) general manager of Agro-Construction Technologies, or ACT, a subsidiary of RDO Equipment, and Ryan Offutt, president of the company, listen to Vladimir Vertei, sales director, offer options regarding employee training. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)
  • The Agro-Construction Technologies corporate offices at Krasnodar, Russia, have recently gotten a make-over, inside-and-out. The offices once housed a library and theater in a large, regional agricultural research institute. (Mikkel Pates / Agweek)