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 […]

MTGA and MTRPC Board Election Results Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lara Durben (Email | 763-682-2171) (Buffalo, MN)… The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) and the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association have announced election results for each of its Board of Directors. The newly elected directors are: MINNESOTA TURKEY GROWERS ASSOCIATION Region 1 Nancy Kothrade, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Willmar At-Large Positions […]

MTGA and MTRPC Announce 2016-17 Officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lara Durben (Email | 763-682-2171) (Buffalo, MN)… The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) announce the following slates of officers for 2016-2017: MINNESOTA TURKEY GROWERS ASSOCIATION President – Gene Brownfield, Winter Creek Farms, Redwood Falls Vice President – Chris Huisinga, AgForte, Willmar Secretary-Treasurer – […]

Thanksgiving Week Kicks Off with Governor Dayton Talking Turkey

Contact: Lara Durben, MTGA Communications Director 763/682-2171, cell 612/554-0920 or ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com MTGA Announces Donation of $12,000 Toward Turkey Product Purchases to Hunger Solutions Minnesota St. Paul, MN (November 23, 2015) – Governor Mark Dayton continued the time-honored tradition – dating back to the 1940s – of kicking off Thanksgiving week with the Minnesota Turkey Growers […]

Media Advisory: Governor’s Thanksgiving Reception

Media Advisory For Immediate Release Contact: Lara Durben, 763-682-2171, cell 612/554-0920 or ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com   What:              MTGA’s annual Thanksgiving presentation with Governor Mark Dayton The MTGA will bring a live turkey to the presentation Date:   Monday, November 23, 2015 Time:               11:30 a.m. Location: Veterans Service Building – Governor’s Press Room Participants:    The Honorable Mark Dayton, Governor […]

Minnesota Turkey Video Project Showcases Turkey Farming Today

Contact: Lara Durben, MTGA Communications Director 763/682-2171 or ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com (Buffalo, MN) … Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association has released a new set of videos on its website, MinnesotaTurkey.com, that showcases the different facets of raising turkeys. A total of 10 videos provide a “Turkey Farming 101” overview of raising turkeys today. […]

Statement on USDA APHIS Announcement of Fall Preparedness & Response Plan for HPAI

Date: September 18, 2015 Please attribute to Steve Olson, Executive Director, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Minnesota’s turkey farmers have been working hard to prepare for any future introductions of highly-pathogenic avian influenza. The USDA’s plans are consistent with what have been our three major areas of focus: rapid response to an outbreak, strengthening biosecurity in […]

Learn about Poultry Farming at 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, MN) … The Minnesota State Fair is the place to be to learn about poultry farming, with multiple locations throughout the fairgrounds dedicated to turkeys, chickens and egg laying hens. The Poultry Barn – […]

Turkey To Go Debuts Breakfast Sandwich at the Minnesota State Fair

For immediate release Contact:                                                                                                       Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Ph: 763/682-2171 (office) or 612/554-0920 (cell) ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com (Buffalo, MN) … The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) – proud owners for 57 years of the Minnesota State Fair concession stand Turkey To Go – are excited to announce the debut of a breakfast sandwich this […]