The MTGA Summit is an opportunity for all MTGA members to learn, network, and connect with other members and industry partners. The Summit also includes the MTGA & MTRPC Annual Meetings.
Address: 2100 Arrowwood Lane, Alexandria, MN 56308
Room rate $154 per night. Book room by visiting https://bit.ly/3f911SQ, using promo code MNTURKEY, or calling 866-386-5263 and request a reservation for the MN Turkey Growers Association room block. Reservation block ends June 1, 2021.
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.
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!
*Return this form and payment before Friday, May 14, 2021.
Do you have an innovative idea for the turkey industry? Something that makes growing turkeys easier, more profitable, or simply more enjoyable? Enter our inaugural Turkey Tank Innovation Contest!
How to Enter: Submit an up-to five-minute video highlighting your innovation by June 1, 2021 to email@example.com.
Enter for your chance to win one of two pellet grills!
Winners will be announced at the final session of the MTGA Summit on June 18. You must be present to win.
Email your best turkey recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org and it may be featured at the Turkey Taste Off on June 17!
The winning Turkey Taste Off recipe will:
The runner-up will receive coupons for Turkey To Go at the Minnesota State Fair.
To register for the Vendor Fair, register one attendee for "MTGA Current Allied Member + Booth Space" for $300. All other attendees from your company can register for the "MTGA Current Allied Member" rate.
12:00-1:30pm Lunch & Annual Meeting
Celebrate the past year of MTGA & MTRPC! We will highlight the successes of each organization and conduct the annual business meeting.
1:30-3:30pm Turkey 101
Get a glimpse of the Poultry Health Management School with this hands-on session covering real-life turkey health case studies.
3:45-4:30pm "What I Wish I Knew About..." Roundtables
Use this chance to ask all of your burning questions to some of the industry's leading experts and other Minnesota turkey growers. Topics will include hiring, training, and retaining employees; farm transitions; health care; managing farm input costs.
5:00-7:00pm Turkey Taste-Off
7:00-8:30pm Keynote Speaker: Matt Beaudreau
8:30pm Social time
Matt Beaudreau is a keynote speaker, founder of Acton Academy Placer, co-founder of Apogee Strong, and host of The Essential 11 Podcast. Matt is a Millennial who has a reputation as a leader in his own generation. Prior to working with his corporate clients, he was a featured TEDx speaker and named corporate trainer of the year at Stanford University. His powerful delivery combines the latest research and how-to with his unique experience working with clients around the world. Matt’s personal experiences as an entrepreneur, employing multiple generations, and helping organizations in many industries make him a powerful and action-driving speaker on solving generational challenges with employees and customers.
8:00-9:00am Breakfast and Legislative Update
Hear from our local lobbyist, Bruce Kleven, and National Turkey Federation President, Joel Brandenberger, on the current. state of turkey advocacy state- and nationwide.
9:00-10:00am Processor Meetings
Each Minnesota processor will have the opportunity to meet with their growers.
10:30-11:00am Research Update
Hear from University researchers and turkey growers on their partnerships to solve a problem on the farm.
11:00-11:30am Turkey Tank Innovation Competition
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch & Awards
Complete the Summit with our send-off lunch and the announcement of the Turkey Taste-Off and Turkey Tank Innovation Competition winners!