Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) discovers and shares healthy practices for its members and consumers by advancing strong research and public education.
The MTRPC initiates research on challenges within the industry including turkey health and welfare. The Council is also responsible for promoting turkey consumption and educating the public of the nutritional benefits turkey offers health-conscious consumers - including its cancer-fighting nutrients and lean protein. Though independent in mission and functions from MTGA, MTRPC and MTGA communicate to ensure Minnesota's turkey growers needs are met.
Fun Fact: The MTRPC is the oldest commodity council in the state!
The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) is served by a 9-member Board of Directors representing turkey farmers across the state who are checkoff contributors.
The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) is the leading source for turkey industry information. Created in 1965, MTRPC consists of turkey farmers who voluntarily contribute to the industry checkoff program. Since then, the organization has worked diligently to encourage consumers to eat more turkey year-round, sponsor innovative turkey research and educate a variety of audiences about the benefits of turkey. Though independent in mission and functions from MTGA, MTRPC and MTGA communicate to ensure Minnesota's turkey growers needs are met.
By pooling our resources through the checkoff, the Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council pays for research helping turkey farmers and the industry grow and remain a leader in the nation/world. The checkoff is also important for educational and promotional outreach efforts to consumers of all ages and it helps develop talent for the industry's workforce.