Do Your Candidates Support Minnesota Food & Ag?

Advocating for Minnesota’s Farms, Food and Future: Get to Know A Greater Minnesota’s Vision and Plan A Greater Minnesota (AGM) is a coalition of organizations dedicated to good farms, food and jobs in the state. As one of the state’s leading food and farms groups, we are part of AGM. Through support of AGM, our […]

18 Fun Facts for the 2018 State Fair – Minnesota Turkey and Turkey To Go

For immediate release Contact: Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Ph: 763/682-2171 (office), 612/554-0920 (mobile) ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) has been serving up turkey at the Minnesota State Fair for 60 years (since 1958). Our state fair concession stand, Turkey To Go, is known for its signature Giant Juicy Turkey Sandwich and Slow-Roasted […]

Turkey To Go Celebrates 60 Years at the Minnesota State Fair

For immediate release Contact:                                                                                            Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council Ph: 763/682-2171 (office) or 612/554-0920 (cell) ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com (Buffalo, Minn.) … Turkey To Go, the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association’s (MTGA) food stand at the Minnesota State Fair, is celebrating 60 years of selling delicious turkey products to fairgoers. Minnesota turkey farmers have always […]

Minnesota Turkey Goes to Washington

Minnesota’s turkey industry had excellent representation at this month’s National Turkey Federation Summer Conference in DC, where the group visited all the Congressional offices of Minnesota and North Dakota as well as several in Wisconsin. In addition to the “Hill visits”, as they are called, industry leaders heard from keynote speakers Ambassador Gregg Doud of […]

2018 Summer Conference | Learning at Leech Lake

The 79th Annual MTGA Summer Conference took place June 20-22, 2018 in Walker, Minn. at Chase on the Lake Resort. Approximately 120 people attended; taking part in educational sessions, the 5th Annual Turkey Taste Off, fun afternoon activities, the Pub Crawl and of course, socializing with one another. This year’s educational sessions included an energy […]

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) […]