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News Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 10, 2016

Turkey Research and Promotion Council seeks candidates

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council is currently seeking candidates for five positions on its board of directors for a three year term.

Board members must be turkey industry representatives willing to serve as leaders and advocates for the Minnesota turkey industry and to work to improve its profitability and viability. To be considered, a person must share in the profits and risk of loss from producing turkeys during the current or preceding marketing year. This is a great opportunity to help direct the industry while broadening your knowledge through service.

Directors are elected to a single three year term, and the board meets approximately eight times throughout the year.

The following positions are open:

  • Region 1 Representative (2 positions) – Any candidate active in turkey breeding or production, living in the counties of Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Carlton, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Kanabec, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Norman, Pennington, Pine, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, St. Louis, Todd, and Wadena.
  • Region 2 Representative (2 positions) – Any candidate active in turkey breeding or production, living in the counties of Big Stone, Brown, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Douglas, Grant, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nobles, Otter Tail, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Watonwan, Wilkin, or Yellow Medicine.
  • At-Large Breeder (1 position) – A producer of breeding stock from anywhere in the state is eligible.

Interested candidates should contact the Turkey Research and Promotion Council offices at 763-682-2171. Nominations will close December 5, 2016. Elections will take place by mail ballot in January of 2017.

CONTACT: Alauna Yust, MDA Communications
651-201-6629, alauna.yust@state.mn.us

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