Rothsay Turkey Farmer Max Velo Named Treasurer of Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council

For Immediate Release

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

BUFFALO, Minn. – The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council (MTRPC) elected Max Velo Treasurer of the Board. Velo will serve the Council as Treasurer for a one-year term. 

“With a sharp pencil and keen eye for details, Velo makes sure the Council maximizes the use of its limited resources. His efforts help Minnesota maintain its position as the number one producer of turkeys in the nation,” said Executive Director Sarah Anderson.  


Velo was first elected to the Council in 2014. In his third term, he will help guide the Council through continued investments in research related to turkey health and promotional efforts educating the public about turkey’s extensive list of nutritional benefits, including the fact that it is one of the leanest proteins.  


With his wife Piper and his children, Velo runs Evelo Farms in Ottertail County. He has been actively involved in the turkey industry for 14 years. Along with raising turkey hens, they grow wheat, soybeans, and corn.  


Joining Velo on the Council Board include President Pete Klaphake from Sauk Centre and Vice President Loren “Butch” Brey from New Ulm.   


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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