MTGA Congratulates Frederickson on Appointment


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Minnesota Turkey Growers Association Congratulates Frederickson on Appointment

(Buffalo, MN) … Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) congratulates Dave Frederickson on being appointed by Governor-elect Mark Dayton to serve as the next commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA).

“Dave Frederickson brings a strong background in agriculture to the post of Commissioner of Agriculture,” said Kent Meschke, MTGA President and a turkey farmer from Little Falls, MN. “His experience, knowledge and enthusiasm of state, national and international agriculture, along with his family farm background, will allow him to hit the ground running. We look forward to working with him to maintain the strength and integrity of Minnesota’s agriculture industry and economy.”

MTGA, founded in 1939 and headquartered in Buffalo, MN, is a nonprofit association dedicated to fostering a successful Minnesota turkey industry and its ability to make positive contributions to consumers, the economy, the environment and its members. Minnesota is currently ranked #1 for turkey production in the U.S. with its 250 turkey farmers raising approximately 46 million turkeys in 2010. Minnesota has the most independent turkey farmers of any state in the U.S. For further details, visit


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