2020 MTGA Summer Conference

  • June 24-26, 2020

  • Mystic Lake Hotel, Prior Lake, Minn.


The Summer Conference is open to all MTGA members, former/retired MTGA members  (our “Golden Gobblers”), all turkey farmers who pay checkoff, as well as those who are interested in joining MTGA – along with family members.


The Summer Conference is a fantastic opportunity to learn, network and connect with other members.  


  • Details will be provided as we get closer to the event.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 763-682-2171 or email info@minnesotaturkey.com.

Future Summer Conference dates:

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center
Alexandria, MN
June 23, 2021 – June 25, 2021

2019 Summer Conference – Video Recaps of Presentations

Associations Update

  • Poultry Teaching and Research Plan, Steve Olson, formerly with MTRPC & MTGA
  • Master of Applied Poultry Science Update, Dr. Tim Johnson, University of Minnesota
  • Association Health Plan, James Clairmont, Brown & Brown Insurance

Allied partner and UMN Research lightning talks

Features 13 individuals from various allied companies and the University of Minnesota.

Biosecurity 101

Abby Neu, University of Minnesota Extension

Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak Procedures

Dr. Dale Lauer & Dr. Shauna Voss, Minnesota Board of Animal Health

Bird Genetics: Where it is and where it is going

Dr. Owen Willems, Hendrix Genetics

2018 Summer Conference – Video Recaps of Presentations

Research Updates from Dr. Carol Cardona

On the Farm Employment

Nathan Hulinsky, University of Minnesota Extension

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Implications of Tax Law Changes

Ron Dvergsten, Northland College FBM

Long-Term Care: A Primer

Leslie Martins, Newman Long Term Care

Energy Panel

• Alternative Energy: Jack Kluempke, Minnesota Department of Commerce
• Energy Conservation: Amanda Marney, Kansas State Research and Extension • Energy Contracts: Scott Jones, Dooley’s Petroleum
• Energy Audits : Bethany Reinholtz, GDS Associates

Energy Conservation on the Farm

Amanda Marney, Kansas State Research and Extension

2017 Summer Conference – Video Recaps of Presentations

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?