Follow the National Thanksgiving Turkey Flock!

National Thanksgiving Turkey and Its Alternate Coming from Alexandria! November is always a busy month for Minnesota’s turkey farmers, which are ranked #1 for turkey production in the U.S. This year, however, will place an even bigger spotlight on Minnesota as the National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenburg and his wife, Sharlene, from Alexandria, Minn., […]

Meet the Wittenburgs!

Spotlight on the Turkey Farm Family! Here’s an introduction to Carl and Sharlene Wittenburg and their family. The two are raising the Presidential flock and just received their official invitation to the White House to bring two birds for the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey ceremony. Carl Wittenburg, 2017 National Turkey Federation Chairman, was born in […]

17 Fun Facts for 2017: Minnesota Turkey & Turkey To Go Concession

Contact:                                                                                             Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council Ph: 763/682-2171 (office) or 612/554-0920 (cell) ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) has been serving up turkey at the Minnesota State Fair for 59 years (since 1958). Our State Fair concession stand, Turkey To Go, is known for its signature Giant Juicy Turkey Sandwich and […]

Turkey To Go Debuts Turkey Ribs at the Minnesota State Fair

Contact:                                                                                             Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council Ph: 763/682-2171 (office) or 612/554-0920 (cell) ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com   (Buffalo, MN) … Turkey To Go, the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association’s (MTGA) food stand at the Minnesota State Fair, will debut a brand-new product to its menu at this year’s fair – turkey ribs! These ribs are […]

MTGA Announces 2017 Allied Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

For Immediate Release (6/30/17) Contact: Lara Durben Communications & Assistant Executive Director Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (763) 682-2171  |  ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com]    (BUFFALO, MN) – The late Dr. Marshall Kim Brinton was honored at the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) annual Summer Conference, which was held in Breezy Point, Minnesota, June 21-23 2017. The 2017 MTGA […]

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. […]