Minnesota Turkey Farmers

Minnesota is the number one producer of turkeys in the nation and is home to 600 turkey farms around the state. We provide the state with over $1 billion in economic activity and more than 26,000 jobs. Turkey farm families are passionate about raising locally-grown, wholesome and nutritious turkey for their families and yours. We welcome you to take a moment to learn more about our turkey farmers and why turkey should be a part of your daily meals.

What We Do


Minnesota Turkey Growers Association is the unified voice of the Minnesota turkey industry at the local, state, and federal levels. Learn more


Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council provides educational resources for a variety of audiences. Learn more


Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council sponsors research on best practices and to advance the turkey industry. Learn more
Minnesota Turkey Growers Association enhances the success of the Minnesota turkey industry through member engagement, strong advocacy with legislators and public outreach.
Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council discovers and shares healthy practices for its members and consumers by advancing strong research and public education.

Renew or Become a MTGA Member in 2023

Have you renewed your MTGA membership yet? Membership provides a myriad of benefits throughout the year and countless opportunities to network with others in the Minnesota turkey industry. Learn more here.

News & Updates

National Turkey Federation Elects Minnesota Farmer to Chair of Executive Committee

February 26, 2024
Minnesota Turkey farmer, John Zimmerman, has been elected as the 2024 Chairman of National Turkey Federation executive committee.

Biosecurity Education, how you train impacts success

December 15, 2023
Biosecurity is the first step to protecting bird health. How you train staff on protocols can be just as important as the protocols themselves.

Minnesota Ag in the Classroom Talks Turkey

December 1, 2023
Every year, MIATC works to promote the turkey industry. Here is a summary of their annual activities.

Our Farmers

Minnesota is home to 600 turkey farms around the state. Our turkey farm families take pride in the wholesome and nutritious turkey they grow for their families and yours. Learn more about who they are and why they raise turkeys.

Turkey Facts

Turkey packs more protein and less fat than similar cuts of chicken and beef. Our birds eat a healthy diet of grains and vitamins. They are free of any hormones or steroids. Find out more why you should be feeding your family nutritious, locally-grown turkey every day.  


Gain access to talent in the turkey industry by posting your job opportunity with us. You can also post farm equipment you have for sale where others in the industry will see it. While it’s encouraged, you don’t have to be an MTGA member to post an advertisement. If you are interested in posting an ad, contact us today.

Members can post a classified ad directly through the Member portal. Non-members are encouraged to contact us to post an advertisement.

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