2018 MTGA Summer Conference

Join us in 2018 at Chase on the Lake Resort in Walker, Minnesota – dates are June 20-22!

Register online

Printable Registration Brochure

The Summer Conference is open to all MTGA members, former/retired MTGA members (our “Golden Gobblers”), and all turkey farmers who pay checkoff, as well as those who are interested in joining MTGA – along with family members.  We also welcome Iowa Turkey Federation members – please join us!

The Summer Conference is a fantastic opportunity to network and connect with other members.  In fact, the chance to meet and talk with old and new friends is the #1 reason our members enjoy attending the Summer Conference.  Plus, families are welcome and encouraged to attend, so bring your spouse/significant other and your kids and make it a mini-getaway to the beautiful Leech Lake area!


Lake Itasca Boat Cruise (first 50 registrants)

Take a cruise with us aboard the “Chester Charles II” on Lake Itasca. See Lake Itasca the way Henry Rowe Schoolcraft did when he discovered the source of the Mississippi River on July 13, 1832.  We’ll make a detour for lunch along the way at the Iron Horse Bar & Grill in Nevis, MN (Thursday, June 21, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm).

Trap/Skeet Shooting

The trap/skeet shooting event will be held at Northstar Sportsmen’s Club, 10215 Rifle Range Drive NW, PO Box 21, Walker, MN 56484.  Fee includes three rounds of trap/skeet shooting, shells, lunch and prizes. (The club does not have guns available to rent so you’ll need to bring your own.) Transportation will be on your own (address/map will be provided). Lunch will be provided onsite at the gun club (Thursday, June 21, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm).

Pub Crawl for TURPAC

Please join us for our annual TURPAC* Pub Crawl on Thursday, June 21. Pick up a passport at registration and get it stamped by staff at all three locations to be entered into a drawing for FREE registration to the 2019 Summer Conference at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd!  We’ll visit two bars in downtown Walker – both within easy walking distance of the resort. Then we’ll come back to Chase on the Lake to cap off the evening with a beverage, snacks & dancing!

Minimum TURPAC fee: $30/adult (but if you are so inclined to give more, we won’t turn you down!) Cost of beverages on your own.

*TURPAC donation must be made via personal credit card or check – no corporate/business checks or credit cards, please.

**NTF’s political action committee has played a key role across the last decade in electing representatives and senators who understand the challenges agriculture faces.

$79 for 79

MTGA’s Allied Committee announces its $79 for 79 Years Campaign – in celebration of MTGA’s 79th year in existence and part of the committee’s ongoing initiative to support outreach and education.


Rooms and rates available include:

•Standard hotel room – $139
•Studio condo with classic view – $169
•Studio condo with lake view – $169
•2 bedroom/1 bath condo with classic & courtyard view – $189
•2 bedroom/2 bath condo with classic view – $199
•2 bedroom/1 bath condo with lake view – $219
•2 bed room/2 bath condo with lake view – $229

Call 218-547-7777 ext 1 (reservations) • Mention Group Leader #73879 • A one-night deposit is required for all room reservations.

DEADLINE: May 19, 2018. After this date, the room block is released but will be honored based upon lodging availability.


Chase on the Lake Resort

502 Cleveland Blvd, Walker, MN, 56484, United States


Current MTGA/ITF Member: 1 Adult – $200.00
Current MTGA/ITF Member – Couples Rate: 2 Adults – $375.00
Non-Current Member: 1 Adult – $365.00
Golden Gobblers: 1 Adult – $125.00 (For RETIRED FARMERS and their spouses only)
Youth (ages 5-12): 1 Child – $60.00
Youth (ages 0-4) – FREE

**Registration fee includes:

  • Wednesday: Education Session,Turkey Taste-Off & Entertainment
  • Thursday:  Breakfast, Education Session, Reception & Banquet
  • Friday: Breakfast & Government/Regulatory Updates

Payment is required to register – Fill out form along with payment. Pre-registration deadline is Monday, June 11, 2018. After June 11, no refunds or exchanges for no-shows. After June 11, registration is available onsite only and at a higher fee.  No reduction in fees if you are coming for one day only.

Register today!

2017 MTGA Summer Conference

Breezy Point Resort | June 21-23, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s summer conference! For anyone who didn’t (or if you’d like to re-watch any of the education sessions), you can find videos of all our break-outs below! Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have – 763/682-2171 or info@minnesotaturkey.com.

Panel: Advocating for Your Turkey Industry

Dr. Leah Dorman – Consumer Perceptions of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture

Panel: A Good Start for Your Poults

Panel: Mortality Disposal Options

Research Updates from the University of Minnesota

Get-Away Breakfast: Legislative Updates from Bruce Kleven and Joel Brandenberger

Farm Business Transition – Where Do I Begin?