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Facts About Avian Influenza in Minnesota Turkey Flocks

For immediate release Date: April 8, 2015 Contact:  Lara Durben Phone:    (763) 682-2171 E-mail: (Buffalo, Minn.) … Since early March, there have been a number of flocks of turkeys diagnosed with a highly-pathogenic strain of avian influenza (HPAI).  All incidences currently are isolated introductions of the HPAI strain known as H5N2; the flocks are on […]

Thanksgiving Week Kicks Off with Governor Dayton Talking Turkey

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Lara Durben, MTGA Communications Director 763/682-2171, cell 612/554-0920 or UPDATED:  11/24/14, 1:30 p.m. St. Paul, MN (November 24, 2014) – Governor Mark Dayton welcomed the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and two hen turkeys to the State Capitol today. The event marks a time-honored tradition, going back since the 1940s, of Minnesota’s Governor […]

Myth-Busting: Turkey Style

For immediate release Contact: Lara Durben, Phone: 763/682-2171 | Mobile: 612/554-0920,   MYTH: Turkeys are pumped full of added hormones and steroids so they fatten up quickly. TRUTH: All turkeys in the U.S. are raised without any added hormones and steroids. There are no hormones or steroids approved by the FDA for use in poultry and […]

Minnesota Turkey Debuts New Website Just in Time for Thanksgiving!

NEWS RELEASE Contact:  Lara Durben, MTGA Communications Director, 763/682-2171, mobile 612/554-0920 or Buffalo, Minn. (November 10, 2014) – The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) has announced the launch of its new website, The website features a plethora of information and videos on Minnesota’s 450 turkey farmers, which rank #1 for turkey production in […]

Turkey To Go and Minnesota Turkey – Two Classics at the State Fair

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Contact:                                                                                                       Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Ph: 763/682-2171 (office) or 612/554-0920 (cell)   (Buffalo, MN) … With the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) celebrating its 75th anniversary this year as an organization, and its concession stand, Turkey To Go, entering its 56th year at the Minnesota State […]