Meet an MTGA Member

In a new ongoing series on the blog, Minnesota Turkey will introduce you to some of our members – while others are farmers or work for turkey companies and/or allied industries. All have a passion for turkey! Up first is Max Velo with Evelo Farms, who has been actively involved in the turkey industry for […]

MTGA Announces Several Scholarship Recipients

For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171E-mail:     ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com (Buffalo, MN )  … The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) recently announced recipients in two scholarship programs. Evonik Implements Scholarship for HPAI-Impacted Families Evonik Corporation, a worldwide leader in amino acid production and sales, […]

Douglas County 4-H Members Honored with the Turkey Promoter of the Year Award

For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171 E-mail:     ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com     (Buffalo, MN )  … The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) has honored five 4-H members from Douglas County with its 2017 “Turkey Promoter of the Year” award. Kodi Bundermann (Alexandria, Minn.), Kayla Egenes (Alexandria, Minn.), Katie Kent (Alexandria, […]

Turkey Farmer Honored for Years of Volunteer Dedication

For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben Phone: (763) 682-2171 E-mail: ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com (Buffalo, MN )  … The Presidents of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) recently honored John Burkel, a turkey farmer from Badger, Minn., for his extraordinary efforts on behalf of Minnesota’s turkey farmers for nearly two […]

Outgoing MTGA & MTRPC Board Directors Honored

For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171 E-mail:     ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com (Buffalo, MN)… Turkey farmers Dana Nelson of Kensington, Minn., and Leon Klaphake of Melrose, Minn., along with Jeff Stauffenecker of Protein Alliance, Brooten, Minn., were honored by the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) […]

MTGA and MTRPC Board Election Results Announced

For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171 E-mail:     ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com   Directors Hail from Melrose, New London, Hanska, Little Falls, Morristown and Marshall (Buffalo, MN)… The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) and the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association have announced election results for each of its Boards of Directors. The newly elected directors […]

MTGA and MTRPC Announce 2018-19 Officers

For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171 E-mail:     ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com   Officers Hail from Morristown, Rothsay, New London, and Wood Lake (Buffalo, MN)… The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) announce the following slates of officers for 2018-2019: MINNESOTA TURKEY RESEARCH & PROMOTION COUNCIL President […]

2018 Ranelius Award Recipient: Dr. Carol Cardona

March 22, 2018 – For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben Phone: (763) 682-2171 E-mail: ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com (Buffalo, MN )  … The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) is proud to announce that Dr. Carol Cardona, Pomeroy Chair in Avian Health, University of Minnesota, is the 2018 recipient of its prestigious Ranelius Award. The announcement was made at […]

Minnesota’s Poultry Farmers Praise Significant Breakthrough Restoring CERCLA Exemptions

February 13, 2018 For immediate release Contact: Lara Durben, Communications Director, ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com or 763-682-2171   Feb. 13, 2018 – BUFFALO MN – The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota (CEAM) praised a breakthrough bi-partisan bill introduced today by 13 senators – including Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina […]

Turkeys and DDGs

A note from Minnesota Turkey: this post below was original written by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, one of our allied members.We thought we would share it here and see what you think. If you’re a turkey farmer, do you use DDGs in your turkeys’ diet? Feel free to use the comment section to let us […]