Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

On behalf of Minnesota’s 450 turkey farmers, turkey companies, and all of our vendor members, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We hope your holidays are filled with love, joy, happiness and plenty of turkey on your table!

MTGA Announces Allied Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

(BUFFALO, MN) – Brad Kelley of Animal Health International was honored for his many years of service to Minnesota’s turkey industry at the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) Summer Conference last week in Duluth, Minn. Kelley received the 2016 MTGA Allied Lifetime Achievement Award. MTGA Allied Committee Member Errol Lagred of Best Veterinary Solutions, Inc. […]

MTGA Announces Unsung Hero Award Recipients

University of Minnesota MCROC Staffers in Willmar, Minn. Honored (BUFFALO, MN) –  Cristian Flores Figueroa and Jeannette Munoz Aguayo – technicians with the University of Minnesota’s MidCentral Outreach Center (MCROC) in Willmar, Minn. – were awarded the inaugural Unsung Heroes Award at the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) Summer Conference last week in Duluth, Minn. […]

June Spotlights Summer Grilling with Turkey and National Turkey Lovers’ Day

June is Turkey Lovers’ Month® and Sunday June 19 is National Turkey Lovers’ Day (Source: National Turkey Federation) May 27, 2016 – Memorial Day weekend previews grilling season and rekindles America’s love of turkey with the smoky flavors of turkey burgers, turkey tenderloin and turkey drumsticks. An increasing number of consumers are enjoying turkey for […]

What Do Consumers Want?

The Animal Agriculture Alliance held its annual stakeholders conference in early May in Washington DC. This is always an excellent conference that tackles a myriad of hot topics and important issues for poultry and livestock, as well as agriculture in general. This year, organizers did something a little different to kick things off. They pulled […]

MTGA & MTRPC Announces Several Scholarship Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lara Durben (Email | 763-682-2171) (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, and long-time Minnesota […]

Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota 4-H Program Honored with Turkey Promoter of the Year Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lara Durben (Email | 763-682-2171) (Buffalo, MN )  … The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) has honored The Minnesota State Fair and the University of Minnesota Extension’s 4-H program with its 2016 “Turkey Promoter of the Year” award. The outbreak of hgighly-pathogenic avian influenza in the spring of 2015 […]

Individuals Honored for Extraordinary Efforts Before, During, and After the Avian Influenza Crisis of 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lara Durben (Email | 763-682-2171) (Buffalo, MN )  … The Presidents of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) have chosen to honor five worthy individuals for their extraordinary efforts before, during, and after the highly pathogenic avian influenza crisis of 2015. MTRPC President […]

Outgoing MTGA & MTRPC Board Directors Honored for Dedication to Turkey Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lara Durben (Email | 763-682-2171) (Buffalo, MN)… Turkey farmers John Gorton, Pelican Rapids, Minn., and John Zimmerman, Northfield, Minn., were honored by the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) for their many years of service to the organization’s Board of Directors at its […]