Turkey Farmers to Host Technology Sessions in the Industry

MTGA Members are Invited to Attend at a Location Near You


BUFFALO, Minn. – The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) is excited to host meetings across the state focused on technology in the Minnesota turkey industry. The sessions for MTGA members will take place in Detroit Lakes, Paynesville, and Marshall on March 23, 24, and 25th respectively. All MTGA members and their farm employees are invited to attend.


“From the barn to the lab, it’s amazing how many innovations are out there to make farming easier and improve the welfare of flocks,” said Paul Kvistad, turkey farmer and MTGA President.  


The event will feature speakers from three innovators– Turkey Trac, Transport Genie, and General Probiotics. Turkey Trac was developed by a fifth-generation turkey farmer and is software aimed to track flock performance and improve the grower’s bottom line. Transport Genie offers technology that records micro-climate conditions of poultry during transport and improves overall bird welfare. General Probiotics utilizes antimicrobial probiotics for use in poultry feed or water.


“STEM is everywhere throughout the Minnesota turkey industry. The early adoption of advancements explains why our state is the number one producer of turkeys in the nation,” said Sarah Anderson, MTGA Executive Director.

All meetings are from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and will include lunch. The meeting dates and locations are below:

     March 23 - Spitfire Grill, Detroit Lakes (1100 N Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes)
     March 24 - American Legion, Paynesville (770 Diekmann Dr, Paynesville)
     March 25 - Wooden Nickel, Marshall (448 W Main St, Marshall)


Due to COVID safety measures, space is limited. MTGA members are encouraged to reserve their meeting seats early. Members can RSVP with their desired location to the MTGA office at 763-682-2171 or info@minnesotaturkey.com. Meeting materials will be provided at each location.

MTGA is a trade association representing over 450 turkey farmers across the state. Many of our growers come from multi-generational family farms. Our organization also represents turkey processors and other industry stakeholders. Together, we advocate for the interests of the Minnesota turkey farmer and industry as a whole.

To learn more about MTGA visit https://www.minnesotaturkey.com/. Find us on Facebook (@MinnesotaTurkey), Twitter (@MinnesotaTurkey), Instagram (MinnesotaTurkey) and YouTube (MinnesotaTurkey).