Education

Looking to enrich your students’ understanding of agriculture? We can help. Through our links and educational kits, we can give you the tools to help your students understand just how important agriculture and the turkey industry is to the economy of our state.

Get To Know Us – Speakers Bureau

Our turkey farmers are available to speak to your classroom! If you are interested in scheduling a speaker, please contact MTGA info@minnesotaturkey.com  or 763/682-2171 to discuss date options.

Career Opportunities in Poultry | Why Animal Ag Matters

Did you know? Career opportunities abound in the turkey industry – from nutrition and genetics to communications, economics and engineering. In fact, 80% of all jobs in Minnesota are off the farm. Check out our fact sheets on Animal Ag Resources & Careers and Why Animal Agriculture Matters.

NTF Summer Leadership Conference – Student Program

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) annually hosts a Leadership Conference in Washington DC.  Leaders in the US turkey industry attend this conference to gain knowledge on current legislative issues impacting the turkey industry and to visit with elected officials.  The Student Program is designed to encourage and support college age students from across the US to participate in the NTF Leadership Conference so they experience how citizens interact with the legislative process.  This is a great opportunity for you to meet other students from across the US that have an interest in the turkey industry. Details will be available – spring 2014.

Ranelius Scholarship

The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association’s Ranelius Scholarship Program is designed to encourage students who are or plan to enroll in a post-secondary educational institution in Minnesota to prepare for a career in some phase of the poultry industry. A total of $5,000 annually is available to distribute to worthy candidate(s).

Recipients(s) may be asked to participate as a Minnesota Turkey ambassador at public events during the year. Scheduling will be mutually agreed upon and all expenses will be reimbursed.

pdf download Scholarship Overview
pdf download Scholarship Application  (if you submit via email, please print a copy for your records as the PDF will not save what you type in.)

Attention Teachers

Our “Talkin’ Turkey” educational kits provide students with a fun and active learning experience designed to enhance their knowledge of the turkey industry and Minnesota agriculture. Please contact us for details.

Food Academy Agricultural & Food Sciences Academy
The Academy is a unique learning experience that offers project-based learning and advanced studies in agricultural sciences, food sciences, life sciences, and natural resources.
Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom Minnesota Ag in the Classroom
Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom is a school-based education program helping students in grades K-12 gain broad-based agricultural knowledge.

Farm Camp Minnesota

Farm Camp Minnesota is organized and sponsored by farmers and agribusiness people who love what they do and want to share that passion with Minnesota youth.  Farm Camp Minnesota is a fun place for Minnesota Youth to get together and learn about modern agriculture and how their food is produced. Details on the 2013 camp are available here!





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