MTGA Summer Summit

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, Alexandria, MN
June 29, 2023
June 30, 2023
Members only event. Must be logged in to register.
Enjoy a getaway for you and the family at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN.

Educational sessions allow members to stay up-to-date on information relevant to the Minnesota turkey industry.

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
What's on the Agenda?

Thursday 6/29

8:00-11:00 Registration

8:00-9:00 Committee Meetings

9:15-10:00 Interactive Learning - Hot Topics in Consumer Communications

  • This interactive panel discussion focuses on varied perspectives in consumer communications. Learn from industry professionals in print media, social media, and radio about what works...and what does not... when interacting and sharing information with the general public and consumers.

10:00:11:00 Networking/Vendor fair

11:00-11:45 Interactive Learning – Observations from “Bird Watchers”

  • This interactive panel discussion features perspectives from the DNR, US Fish and Wildlife, and the Raptor Center regarding HPAI in wild bird populations. Learn from on the ground “bird watchers” regarding HPAI observations and trends in wild bird populations.

12:00-12:30 Lunch  

12:15-1:00 Keynote Speaker – Department of Homeland Security

  • Food security is national security. Hear from the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency about the work they do to protect America’s food supply and how farmers can protect themselves.

1:00 -1:30 MTGA and MTRPC Annual Meetings

1:30-2:30 Networking/Vendor fair

2:30-4:00 Turkey 101  

  • 2:30-3:00 Feed and Grain Markets
  • 3:00-3:30 Next Nest
  • 3:30-4:00 Engineering to Save Energy

Social Hour and evening Activities - Sponsored by BVS

  • 5:00-7:00 Turkey Taste off - Sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
  • 6:00-9:00 Corn Hole Tournament  - A fundraiser for leadership development

Friday 6/30

8:00-9:30 Breakfast Briefing  

  • State Legislative update and NTF Update

9:30-10:30 MTGA and MTRPC Quarterly Board of Directors Meetings

10:30:11:00 Networking/Vendor fair

11:00-12:00 US Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry and Eggs

  • Learn about the purpose, process, and benefits of utilizing the recently launched US-RSPE Sustainability framework – a voluntary reporting initiative for U.S. Chicken, turkey, and egg supply chains.

12:00-1:00 Lunch and Awards

2:00-? Designated Allied Activities

New this year!

Join fellow attendees for some friendly competition during the first annual "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.

Turkey Taste-Off - Call For Recipes!
Email your best turkey recipe to and it may be featured at the Turkey Taste Off on June 29th!

The winning Turkey Taste Off recipe will:

  • Be the featured recipe card at the 2023 Minnesota State Fair.
  • Receive free registration and hotel to the 2024 MTGA Summit.
  • Serve as a celebrity judge for the 2024 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 June 7, 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 and the 2023 vendor fair HERE!

Sign up for sponsorship opportunities HERE!

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.