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Willmar Poultry Company, MTGA Raising Presidential Turkey Hopeful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Jenn Baumgartner, Life-Science Innovations at 320/222-9750 ext 2710 Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association at 763/682-2171   If invited by the White House, Willmar Poultry Company (WPC) executive, Rick Huisinga, will present President Obama and his family with the 2011 National Thanksgiving Turkey in November. Huisinga will have this honor as […]

Turkey To Go: A State Fair Mainstay that’s Expanding Across the Twin Cities!

Contact:                                                                                                       Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association – Ph: 763/682-2171 or   (Buffalo, MN) … What do the Minnesota State Fair, Target Field and the Twin Cities mobile food cart scene all have in common?  Turkey To Go – home of the Giant Juicy Turkey Sandwich! Now in its 53rd year, Turkey To […]

10 Fun Facts about Minnesota Turkey and Turkey To Go Concession

Contact:                                                                                                       Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Ph: 763/682-2171 (office),  612/554-0920 (cell),   Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) has been serving up turkey at the Minnesota State Fair for 53 years (since 1958).  Our State Fair concession stand, Turkey To Go, is known for its signature Giant Juicy Turkey Sandwich and Slow-Roasted Turkey […]

Minnesota Farmers Offer “Free Groceries for a Year!”

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Contact:                                                                                                       Lara Durben, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association – or 763/682-2171   (Buffalo, MN) … Kent Meschke and John Gorton, turkey farmers from Minnesota, are two of the 13 farmers offering all Minnesota residents a chance to win free groceries for an entire year* and two $1,000 grocery prizes. […]

MTGA Announces 2011 Allied Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

  For immediate release Contact:Lara Durben,763/682-2171 or PHOTO – BOB PETERSEN (Buffalo, MN) … A well-known “turkey specialist” from Belgrade, MN was honored for his many years of service to Minnesota’s turkey industry atthe Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) Summer Meeting earlier this month in Red Wing, MN. Bob Petersen, retired from Willmar Poultry […]