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MN Turkey Growers Association Offers Scholarship Program

Contact: Lara Durben, 763/682-2171 or ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com (Buffalo, MN) … The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association is pleased to announce its 2014 Ranelius Scholarship Program, designed to encourage students enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution in Minnesota to prepare for a career in some phase of the turkey industry. A total of $5,000 is available for scholarship […]

Governor Dayton, Minnesota’s Turkey Farmers Usher in Thanksgiving

For immediate release Contact: Lara Durben, Communications Director 763/682-2171, cell 612/554-0920 or ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com   MTGA Announces Donation of 10,000 Pounds of Turkey to Hunger Solutions Minnesota  St. Paul, MN (November 25, 2013) – Governor Mark Dayton welcomed the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and a 36-pound tom turkey to the State Capitol today. The event […]

Presidential Turkey Program to be Presented at Various Twin Cities Schools

Media Opportunity For immediate release   Contact: Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Ph: 763/682-2171  |  Cell: 612/554-0920 Email: ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com   Presidential Turkey Program to be Presented at Various Twin Cities Schools Includes Visit from a Live Turkey – a Brother of the National Thanksgiving Turkey What: Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) will be presenting […]

Badger High School to Host Send-Off for Presidential Turkeys

Media Opportunity For immediate release   Contact: Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Ph: 763/682-2171  |  Cell: 612/554-0920 Email: ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com   UPDATED: Badger High School to Host Send-Off for Presidential Turkeys  What: The Presidential turkeys and the Badger, MN farm family that is raising them will be the very special guests at a “send-off” at […]

Badger, MN Turkey Farmer to Bring Turkeys to Washington DC for Presidential Pardon

Contact: Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association 763.682.2171 or ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Badger, Minnesota Turkey Farmer to present the National Thanksgiving Turkey to President Obama and family (Buffalo, MN – November 2013) – John Burkel, a turkey farmer from Badger, Minn., will present this year’s National Thanksgiving Turkey to President Obama and his […]

Fun Facts about 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), ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) has been serving up turkey at the Minnesota State Fair for 55 years (since 1958).  Our State Fair concession stand, Turkey To Go, is known for its signature Giant Juicy Turkey Sandwich and Slow-Roasted […]

Gobbling Up Turkey To Go – a 55-Year Minnesota State Fair Tradition

PRESS RELEASE Contact:                                                                                                       Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Ph: 763/682-2171 (office) or 612/554-0920 (cell) ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com   Gobbling Up Turkey To Go – Named People’s Choice for Best Fair Food in 2012! (Buffalo, MN) … Turkey To Go concession stand couldn’t be prouder of its 55-year tradition at the Minnesota State Fair.Owned by the […]

MTGA Announces Allied Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

For immediate release Contact: Lara Durben, ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Jerry Foss, Huvepharma Inc., Honored For His Years of Service and Dedication (Buffalo, MN) … Jerry Foss of Victoria, Minn. was honored for his many years of service to Minnesota’s turkey industry at  the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) Summer Meeting last month in Nisswa, Minn. Foss received […]

Grant Shold, Sauk Rapids, Minn., Honored with MTGA’s Most Prestigious Award

News Release For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben, (763) 682-2171 or  ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Grant Shold, Sauk Rapids, Minn., Honored with MTGA’s Most Prestigious Award (Buffalo, MN )  … The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) presented its prestigious Ranelius Award to long-time Land ‘O Lakes (now Purina Feeds) employee Grant Shold, Sauk Rapids, Minn., at its annual meeting on […]

MTGA Announces Ranelius Scholarship Recipients

News Release For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben, (763) 682-2171 or  ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com MTGA Announces Ranelius Scholarship Recipients (Buffalo, MN )  … The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) announced two 2013 Ranelius Scholarship awards for $2,500 each to worthy University of Minnesota students at its annual meeting on March 13 in Saint Paul, Minn. This is a […]

Doug & Linda Hedlund, Roseau, Minn., Receive Turkey Promoter of the Year Award

News Release For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben, (763) 682-2171 or  ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Doug & Linda Hedlund, Roseau, Minn., Receive Turkey Promoter of the Year Award (Buffalo, MN )  … The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) has honored Doug and Linda Hedlund of Roseau, Minn., with its 2013 “Turkey Promoter of the Year” award. The Hedlunds […]

Wittenburgs of Alexandria, MN Honored for Extraordinary Efforts

News Release For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben, (763) 682-2171 or  ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com   Wittenburgs of Alexandria, MN Honored for Extraordinary Efforts on Behalf of the Turkey Industry (Buffalo, MN )  … The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) has honored Carl and Sharlene Wittenburg of Alexandria, MN for their extraordinary efforts to grow and strengthen the North Dakota […]

Outgoing MTGA Board Directors Honored for Service

News Release For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben, (763) 682-2171 or  ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com Outgoing MTGA Board Directors Honored for Service, Dedication to Turkey Industry (Buffalo, MN)… Tim Johnson, Willmar, Minn.; Grant Shold, Sauk Rapids, Minn.; and Gary Thurnau, Faribault, Minn., were honored by the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) for their many years of service to the […]

MTGA Announces 2013-14 President, Executive Committee

News Release For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben, (763) 682-2171 or  ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com MTGA Announces 2013-14 President, Executive Committee Officers Hail from Northfield,  Pelican Rapids, Redwood Falls & Roseau (Buffalo, MN)…John Zimmerman, P & J Products Co., Northfield, Minn., has been elected President of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council […]

MN Turkey Council Board Election Results

News Release For immediate release Contact:  Lara Durben, (763) 682-2171 or  ldurben@minnesotaturkey.com   MN Turkey Council Board Election Results Announced Directors Hail from Pelican Rapids, Northfield and Willmar (Buffalo, MN)…Five people have been elected to the 16-member Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) Board of Directors according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), […]