Montana State University

Schutter Diagnostic Lab

Montana State University
119 Plant BioScience Bldg
P.O. Box 173150
Bozeman, MT 59717-3150

Tel: (406) 994-5150
Fax: (406) 994-7600
E-mail: diagnostics@montana.edu
Location: 121 Plant BioScience Bldg

Schutter Diagnostic Laboratory

John and Grace SchutterJohn and Grace Schutter, a Manhattan area seed potato growing family, made a substantial financial contribution to the Montana State University Plant Bioscience Facility. The contribution funded the creation of the Schutter Diagnositic Laboratory in this facility and two scholarships for students in the MSU College of Agriculture.

The Schutters moved to the Manhattan area from Holland in 1947 and began farming the following year. They began growing potatoes in 1952 and have built the business into one of the largest and best seed potato operations in the state.




John Schutter served on the board of the Montana Seed Potato Improvement Association for many years, and now his son, Sid, is on the board. John Jr., Carl, Nick and Clifford also are involved in the family's potato business.

The family has been heavily involved in MSU research, and all of the Schutters' children have attended MSU. The Schutters also have three daughters in the Manhattan area: Wilma Logterman, Sharon Kamp and Marian Kimm.