MTRPC works with high schools and colleges to foster interest in a turkey career. We are working to develop the industry workforce. Some of these events included:
MTRPC partners with the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) for Celebrate Ag and Food Day on campus. It’s an opportunity to showcase the industry and its importance to the state economy as well as the chance to connect students to careers in turkey production.
MTRPC sponsored FFA’s Agricultural Proficiency Awards in Poultry Production. Future farmers compete against students from across the state on this poultry production career pathway. MTRPC also continues to build interest in turkey careers through support of 4-H programming.
MTRPC continues to bring the farm to students across Minnesota through our partnership with MAITC. This programming exposes K-12 students to agriculture.
MTRPC participated in the Mankato Children’s Museum Fall Fest where children three to 12 years old and their parents learned about agriculture.
Located in the Dairy Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, MTRPC’s booth educates thousands of fairgoers every year on the turkey industry.
The success of the Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council educational booth at the Minnesota State Fair is made by possible by volunteers every year. We are seeking individuals to share their knowledge of the turkey industry with fairgoers who have little to no experience with turkey farming. The giving of your time comes with some perks. Learn more here:
Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council annually seeks a Turkey Promoter of the Year, which could be an individual, restaurant, civic/community group, retail establishment or other entity promoting turkey in a positive way.
This annual award is presented to a worthy individual by the current MTRPC President. The recipient is chosen specifically for his or her dedication and commitment to the goals of the organization.
Turkey farmers who pay the checkoff are automatic members of the MTRPC. To learn more about how you can be engaged in the organization, click on the link below.