In 1967, Lawrence Gorter started GORTER'S CLAY AND DAIRY OF MINNESOTA, INC.
to serve the livestock and dairy producers needs in southwestern Minnesota, and parts of
east central South Dakota. Shortly after starting his business, he decided to hire the
neighbor kid who lived just down the road, James "Rusty" Hartke.
Within a few months after Rusty's high school graduation, he was offered and accepted a
partnership interest in the company with Lawrence and his own two sons.
Sadly Lawrence passed away in April of 1989. Rusty became sole owner in the company
Rusty along with a dedicated team of employees, strive for and gain a great reputation for
providing products and services to meet every dairy producer, livestock producer and
farmers equipment needs.
Gorter's provides a full service to nearly 2,000 livestock producers within a 150 mile
radius, who milk as few as 10 cows to as many as 5,000 cows per farm. We have grown
to serve western Minnesota,eastern South Dakota and northwestern Iowa.