Minnesota Turkey Summer Summit Expands Scope, Adds New Features!

Buffalo, MN  – The 2023 Minnesota Turkey Summer Summit, hosted by the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA), is an event that connects 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-focused vendor fair.  

2023 Agenda Highlights Include:  

  • Interactive learning panels featuring media professionals and wild bird population managers  
  • Department of Homeland Security featuring cybersecurity and food security issues and efforts  
  • Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council Annual Meetings  
  • Turkey 101 – Featuring feed and grain market management, Next Nest, and engineering for bird health and energy efficiency  
  • Turkey Taste-off returns - submit your recipes for consideration today! (info@minnesotaturkey.com)  
  • HPAI status update and response review session  
  • US Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry and Eggs   
  • Exceptional networking opportunities and poultry-focused allied industry showcase/ tradeshow  

National turkey industry leaders, state and regional agriculture leaders, and legislative and regulatory leaders will make special guest appearances. New to Summer Summit in 2023 is the “Turkey Toss” – a cornhole tournament to raise funds for leadership development. Summit education opportunities have been expanded to feature consumer-focused panels and HPAI conversations beyond the commercial turkey industry. Turkey 101 has something for everyone, with the latest and greatest for each sector of the on-farm turkey industry. Come for world-class educational opportunities and excellent networking opportunities with legislators, government agencies, turkey industry partners, and fellow turkey growers!  

Registration is now open; sign up today by visiting www.minnesotaturkey.org or mailing the registration form found in the next edition of Gobbles magazine. Make room reservations by calling the Arrowwood Resort directly at 866-386-5263. The Summer Summit block will be held until June 7, 2023.Interested in making a weekend of it? MTGA has negotiated special weekend rates for those wishing to stay the weekend.  

MTGA Exhibitors and vendors are welcome and encouraged to attend! Sponsorship opportunity details are available at www.minnesotaturkey.com or call Brandon Severns at 763-682-2171 with questions. The deadline to register for an exhibit booth and sponsorship opportunities is June 7, 2023.  

The MTGA is a trade association that advocates for the interests of the Minnesota turkey industry. MTGA members include independent and integrated turkey growers, turkey processors and breeders, and allied industry members. Its affiliated organization, the MTRPC, oversees the Minnesota turkey checkoff funds to underwrite turkey research and promote public education regarding the turkey industry. To learn more about MTGA, visit https://www.minnesotaturkey.com/. Find us on Facebook (@MinnesotaTurkey), Twitter (@MinnesotaTurkey), Instagram (MinnesotaTurkey), and YouTube (MinnesotaTurkey).