Thanksgiving Week Kicks Off with Governor Dayton Talking Turkey

Contact: Lara Durben, MTGA Communications Director 763/682-2171, cell 612/554-0920 or 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   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 (Buffalo, MN) … Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association has released a new set of videos on its website,, 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) (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) (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 […]

15 Fun Facts: Minnesota Turkey & Turkey To Go Concession

For immediate release Contact: Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Ph: 763/682-2171 (office),  612/554-0920 (mobile) Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) has been serving up turkey at the Minnesota State Fair for 57 years (since 1958). Our State Fair concession stand, Turkey To Go, is known for its signature Giant Juicy Turkey Sandwich and Slow-Roasted […]

Iowa Turkey Federation Debunks Avian Flu Myths

Our friends at the Iowa Turkey Federation have debunked several of the myths and rumors floating around because of avian influenza – including the so-called shortage of turkeys at Thanksgiving, price increases for turkey products, and even backyard flocks vs. commercial production. Check it out here – it’s well worth the read and please, also, […]

U of MN: Economic impact of avian flu at nearly $310 million as of May 11

Source: University of Minnesota Extension Media Contact: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension, office 612-626-4077, SAINT PAUL, Minn. (5/18/2015)–Losses in poultry production and related businesses due to avian influenza are estimated at $309.9 million in Greater Minnesota, according to a newly released emergency economic impact analysis from University of Minnesota Extension. Using economic modeling, […]