Minnesota Turkey Joins Ag Organizations, Rural Counties to Call for Delay of State Water Buffer Law

Contact: Brent Renneke Public Relations Manager, Minnesota Corn Growers Association brenneke@mncorn.org 701-741-7292 AG ORGANIZATIONS AND RURAL COUNTIES CALL FOR MODIFICATIONS AND DELAY OF STATE WATER BUFFER LAW SHAKOPEE, MN (May 11, 2017) ….. Eighteen Minnesota farm and agricultural organizations and several local government officials representing rural counties signed onto a joint letter to Governor Dayton […]

Safety Tips for Farms

Our office received an email today from one of our grower members, asking for resources about farm safety – especially fire and weather safety. I took a look around, did a Google search or two, and came up with a few links that hopefully are helpful to farmers. Check these out: University of Minnesota Extension […]

Keith Burger, Turkey Valley Farms, Honored with MTGA’s Most Prestigious Award

Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171 E-mail:     ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Note: Photos available up on request (Buffalo, MN )  … The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) is proud to announce its prestigious Ranelius Award in 2017 goes to Keith Burger, Turkey Valley Farms, Marshall, Minn. The announcement was made at the MTGA Annual Meeting on March 15 […]

Turkey Farmers Honored with Turkey Promoter of the Year Award

Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171 E-mail:     ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Note: Photos available up on request (Buffalo, MN )  … The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) has honored three turkey farmers with its 2017 “Turkey Promoter of the Year” award. Scott Heymer, Princeton, Minn., Wayne Knudsen, New London, Minn., and Paul Kvistad, Wood Lake, Minn. […]

Individuals Honored for Extraordinary Efforts

Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171 E-mail:     ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Note: Photos available up on request (Buffalo, MN )  … The Presidents of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) have chosen to honor three worthy individuals for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of Minnesota’s turkey farmers in 2016, MTGA […]

Outgoing MTGA & MTRPC Board Directors

Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171 E-mail:     ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Note: Photos available up on request (Buffalo, MN)… Turkey farmers Gene Brownfield of Redwood Falls and Robert Orsten of Willmar along with Errol Lagred of Best Veterinary Solutions, Willmar, were honored by the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) […]

MTGA and MTRPC Announce 2017-18 Officers

Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171 E-mail:     ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Note: Photos available up on request (Buffalo, MN)… The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) announce the following slates of officers for 2017-2018: MINNESOTA TURKEY RESEARCH & PROMOTION COUNCIL President – Kim Halvorson, Halvorson Farms, Morristown Vice President – Chris […]

MTGA and MTRPC Board Election Results Announced

Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171 E-mail:     ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Note: Photos available up on request (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 are: MINNESOTA TURKEY GROWERS ASSOCIATION Region 2 Paul Kvistad, Kvistad […]

Good Neighbors

  By Abby Neu Extension Educator – Poultry neux0012@umn.edu | 320-235-0726 x 2019 An unseen benefit to the devastation of the 2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak can be the lessons learned from it.  The industry – companies, farms and researchers – have been able to identify risk factors where their impact t can be […]

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!