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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 – […]