2023 MN Turkey Growers Association Summer Summit

June 29- 30, 2023
Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria, MN
Enjoy a getaway for you and the family at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN.

What is the MTGA Summit?

The Summer Summit, hosted by the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA), is an event that brings to 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 allied industry showcase/tradeshow.

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?
  • All meals are included with registration, including the hit Turkey Taste-Off!
  • Premier educational sessions
  • Allied vendor fair
  • World-class networking opporutnies
  • Access to Arrowwood Resort amenities
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.

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 what farmers need to do help.
Turkey Taste-Off - Call For Recipes!

Email your best turkey recipe to info@minnesotaturkey.com 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 runner-up will receive coupons for Turkey To Go at the Minnesota State Fair.

Arrowwood Resort

Address: 2100 Arrowwood Lane, Alexandria, MN 56308

Website: arrowwoodresort.com

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.

Allied Industry Involement:


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.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and the 2023 vendor fair HERE!

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


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. Leard from on the ground “bird watchers” regarding HPAI observations and trends in wild bird populations.

12:00-12:30 Lunch

  • 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 what farmers need to do to protect themselves.

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

1:30-2:30 Networking/Vendor fair

2:30-4:00 Turkey 101

  • Feed and Grain Markets
  • Next Nest
  • Engineering for Health and to Save Energy

5:00 to 9:00 Evening Social Activities - Sponsored by BVS

  • Turkey Taste off - Sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean and Research Council
  • Corn Hole Tournament - A fundraiser for turkey industry leadership courses.


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