Little Falls Turkey Grower Lynette Gessell Wins Re-Election to Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council

For Immediate Release

Contact: Rebecca Groos, (763) 682-2171,

BUFFALO, Minn. – Minnesota turkey growers from across the state voted to re-elect Lynette Gessell of Little Falls to the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC). Gessell will serve a term of three years representing Minnesota turkey growers.   

“Lynette’s problem-solving skills have been instrumental to the organization as we have navigated the pandemic this last year. We are grateful to have her talent and can-do attitude helping to guide the Council,” said Executive Director Sarah Anderson. 


Lynette and her husband John have been involved in the turkey industry for 39 years. They raise light hens in Morrison County, and Lynette previously blogged for the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association. 


To Lynette, it is important that agriculture is viewed favorably by the general public and that established farmers and the community work to support and mentor young, first-time farmers. In addition, she'd like to see that the workforce is trained for the skills needed in the farming community.  


Lynette and John have three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys the great outdoors, high school sports and activities, gardening, music, cooking, reading, entertaining, socializing and spending time with friends and family.  

MTRPC is the oldest check-off based commodity organization in Minnesota, celebrating 56 years. Growers voluntarily support the programming of MTRPC through dues paid via the check-off. Since 1965, the MTRPC 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.

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