New Ulm Turkey Farmer Loren “Butch” Brey Named Vice President of Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council

For Immediate Release

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

BUFFALO, Minn. – After winning election to the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) by the state’s turkey farmers, New Ulm’s Loren “Butch” Brey was elected to Vice President of the Council. Brey will serve the Council as Vice President for a one-year term. 


“Butch’s experience on the front-end of turkey farming is useful as we invest research dollars in improving turkey health. His boots on the ground and overall leadership skills help keep Minnesota on track to maintaining its position as the number one producer of turkeys in the nation,” said Executive Director Sarah Anderson. 


Brey was first elected to the Council in 2017. As Vice President, he will help guide the Council through efforts educating the public about turkey’s extensive list of nutritional benefits, including the fact that it is one of the leanest proteins. 


Based in Brown County, Brey has been involved in the turkey industry for 31 years. He also grows corn and soybeans.  


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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