MTGA Summer Summit

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, Alexandria, MN
June 27, 2024
June 28, 2024
Members only event. Must be logged in to register.
Enjoy a getaway for you and the family at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN.

Summer Summit Details:

What is the MTGA Summit?

The Summer Summit, hosted by the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA), is an event that brings together all sectors of the turkey industry from Minnesota and beyond. The Summit is an occasion for turkey industry stakeholders to gather for premier educational opportunities, policy discussion, and a poultry industry focused vendor fair.

Who should Attend?
  • MTGA members and their families
  • Turkey farmers who pay the checkoff
  • Those looking to connect to the Minnesota turkey industry
What Do I Get for my Registration Fee?
  • All meals are included with registration, including the hit Turkey Taste-Off!
  • Premier educational sessions
  • Poultry industry focused vendor fair
  • World-class networking opportunities
  • Access to Arrowwood Resort amenities
The 2023 Turkey Toss Cornhole Tournament!
Turkey Toss returns!

Join fellow attendees for some friendly competition during the "Turkey Toss" corn hole tournament. This tournament is designed to be a fundraiser to build foundational funds for turkey industry leadership development courses. Be sure to sign up at registration! Winners will receive excellent prizes, a custom made traveling trophy, and obviously - bragging rights! Interested in participating, but don't have a teammate? No worries! We'll connect you with other interested participants.

Keynote Speaker

Hunter Pinke:

  • No Bad Days: Overcoming adversity and mental mindset. Life hits you, and your response determines your path forward. Draw from North Dakotan Hunter Pinke’s experience of going from Division I football player to a chest-down paraplegic at age 22. Pinke gives tangible examples of how to choose joy and live life with no bad days.
Awards Nominations are Open

MTGA Awards

Ranelius Award: The most prestigious honor given by MTGA. The award is named for Sven Ranelius, a founding father and the second president of MTGA, often described as a quiet, unselfish person who was very dedicated to the turkey industry in Minnesota. Nominees are evaluated on two central criteria: their contribution to the industry over a period of time; and the quality of that contribution.

Allied Lifetime Achievement Award: MTGA’s Allied Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals in allied industries who have provided excellent long-time service to Minnesota’s turkey industry and are well-respected by his/her peers and MTGA members. The award is given annually at the MTGA Summer Summit.

MTRPC Awards

Promoter of the Year: Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council annually seeks a Turkey Promoter of the Year, which could be an individual, restaurant, civic/community group, retail establishment or other entity promoting turkey in a positive way.

Jake Vlamnick, MTGA President, serving Pulled Turkey Tacos
Turkey Taste-Off - Call For Recipes!
Email your best turkey recipe to and it may be featured at the Turkey Taste Off on June 15th!

The winning Turkey Taste Off recipe will:

  • Be the featured recipe card at the 2024 Minnesota State Fair.
  • Receive free registration and hotel to the 2025 MTGA Summit.
  • Serve as a celebrity judge for the 2025 Turkey Taste Off.

The people's choice will receive coupons for Turkey To Go at the Minnesota State Fair.

Arrowwood Resort

Address: 2100 Arrowwood Lane, Alexandria, MN 56308


Room rate $159 per night. Book room by calling 320-762-1124 and request a reservation for the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association room block. The reservation block ends May 27, 2023.

Hotel registration includes waterpark passes, access to the 18-hole executive putting course, bicycles, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, lawn games, sand volleyball, public bonfires, indoor tennis, basketball, indoor pool, and whirlpool.

Want to make a weekend of it? MTGA has negotiated special rate of $219.00 + taxes per room per night. (Regular rate for those nights is currently at $299.00+) The special weekend rate does not include the passes to the waterpark. Waterpark passes can be purchased at the rate of $10.00+ taxes per pass, per session, per day.

Allied Industry Involvement:

Sponsorship Options

MTGA has revamped the sponsorship tiers to support a variety of company budgets. There are several general and special sponsorship levels that offer great company recognition. Reserve your sponsorship commitment today!

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities HERE!

Sign up for sponsorship opportunities and reserve your booth HERE!

Summer Summit agenda includes time designated for attendees to visit and interact with vendors.
Summit Vendor Fair

Why Participate?

  • Access to turkey growers on Minnesota's over 600 turkey farms.
  • Access to representatives from Minnesota's three turkey processors.
  • Premium 6-foot table location inside the main conference room.
  • Promotion to Summit attendees as a vendor participant.
  • Promotion in electronic materials prior to and after the Summit.
  • Promotion in print materials prior to and after the Summit.

To register for the Vendor Fair, register one attendee for "MTGA Current Allied Member + Booth Space" for $450. All other attendees from your company can register for the "MTGA Current Allied Member" rate.