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!

Thanksgiving Week Kicks Off with Governor Dayton Talking Turkey

 MTGA Announces Donation of $9,000 Toward Turkey Product Purchases to Hunger Solutions Minnesota St. Paul, MN (November 21, 2016) – Governor Mark Dayton continued the time-honored tradition – dating back to the 1940s – of kicking off Thanksgiving week with the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council (MTRPC) at […]

Minnesota Turkey’s Media Opportunities at the State Fair

  What: Interviews with Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Executive Director Steve Olson and audience samples from our Turkey To Go restaurant at the Minnesota State Fair! When: Steve Olson is available August 25-28 and again September 3-5. (Note that audience samples can be made available during all dates of the State Fair; however Steve’s availability […]

16 Fun Facts: Minnesota Turkey & Turkey To Go Concession

  Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) has been serving up turkey at the Minnesota State Fair for 58 years (since 1958). Our State Fair concession stand, Turkey To Go, is known for its signature Giant Juicy Turkey Sandwich and Slow-Roasted Turkey Drumsticks. Our menu: Giant Juicy Turkey Sandwich ($7.25) Slow-Roasted Turkey Drumstick (Original, Sweet Glazed […]

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 […]