MTRPC Promotion

Turkey Promotion Year-Round

Workforce Development

Career Fairs

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:

  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Career Fair
  • North Dakota State University Career Fair
  • Norwood Young America High School Career Fair
  • South Central College Career Navigator Event for area students
  • Central Lakes College Bridges Career Day for area students
  • AgCentric and Southern Agricultural Center of Excellence Agriculture Career Exploration virtual event
Celebrate Ag and Food Day

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.

FFA and 4-H

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.

The MTRPC supports Minnesota FFA and 4-H in several ways throughout the year.

Outreach & Service

MN Ag in the Classroom (MAITC)

MTRPC continues to bring the farm to students across Minnesota through our partnership with MAITC. This programming exposes K-12 students to agriculture.

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

MTRPC participated in the Mankato Children’s Museum Fall Fest where children three to 12 years old and their parents learned about agriculture.

State Fair Educational Booth

Located in the Dairy Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, MTRPC’s booth educates thousands of fairgoers every year on the turkey industry.

Seeking Volunteers!

Jes Westbrock and Pete Klaphake at the MTRPC Information Booth at the Minnesota State Fair.

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:

Benefits for Volunteers:

  • Entry into the State Fair
  • Minnesota Turkey t-shirt
  • Free promotional items and recipe cards
  • Turkey To Go's Giant Juicy Sandwich
Volunteer Today

MTRPC Awards

MTRPC Promoter of the Year

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.

Promoter of the Year Award – Nomination Link | Past Recipients

MTRPC President's Award

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.

MTRPC President's Award Past Recipients

Get Engaged

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.


The MTRPC prides itself on dedicating a large portion of its budget to funding relevant turkey research.


The MTRPC promotes and educates consumers about nutrient-rich turkey.
Learn more how you can help promote locally-grown turkey.


The MTRPC has several educational resources available for K-12. Meet our Ag Program Specialist to schedule
a special event.

National Turkey Federation

The MTRPC is a member of the National Turkey Federation. NTF supports and further amplifies MTRPC's research, educational, and promotional efforts.
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