2022 MN Turkey Growers Association Summer Summit

June 27 - 28, 2022
Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria, MN
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Enjoy a getaway for you and the family at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN.

What is the MTGA Summit?

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.

The MTGA Summer Summit provides several educational sessions for members to attend.

Who should Attend?

  • MTGA members and their families
  • Turkey farmers who pay the checkoff
  • Former/retired turkey growers
  • Those looking to connect to the Minnesota turkey industry

What Do I Get for my Registration Fee?

  • 4 meals, including the hit Turkey Taste-Off
  • Educational sessions and speakers
  • Allied vendor fair
  • Social time open bar
  • Access to Arrowwood Resort amenities

Arrowwood Resort

Address: 2100 Arrowwood Lane, Alexandria, MN 56308

Website: arrowwoodresort.com

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.

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!

2021 Summit Sponsorship Form*

*Return this form and payment before Friday, May 14, 2022.

Turkey Tank Innovation Competition


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, 2022 to info@minnesotaturkey.com.

Enter for your chance to win one of two pellet grills!

  • Judge's choice: Graded on the impact to the grower, cost to implement, and creativity of the video.
  • People's Choice: voted on by attendees of the MTGA Summit, June 27-28 at Arrowwood Resort.

Winners will be announced at the final session of the MTGA Summit on June 28. You must be present to win.

Turkey Taste-Off - Call For Recipes!

MTGA Board Member Ken Gleaves serves members at the ever popular Turkey Taste-Off.

Email your best turkey recipe to info@minnesotaturkey.com and it may be featured at the Turkey Taste Off on June 27!

The winning Turkey Taste Off recipe will:

  • Be the featured recipe card at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair.
  • Receive free registration and hotel to the 2023 MTGA Summit.
  • Serve as a celebrity judge for the 2023 Turkey Taste Off.

The runner-up will receive coupons for Turkey To Go at the Minnesota State Fair.

NEW! 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 $300. All other attendees from your company can register for the "MTGA Current Allied Member" rate.

Keynote Speaker

Matt Beaudreau - read bio below!


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.

4:30-5:00pm        Break

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!