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Minnesota Turkey welcomes new executive director

Sarah Anderson to begin her new role at the beginning of April.

The Minnesota Turkey Growers Assn. (MTGA) and the Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council (MTRPC) announced that Sarah Anderson will serve as their new executive director.

Anderson previously served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2007 to 2019. In her role as a legislative leader and chair of the State Government Finance Committee, Anderson was recognized for her ability to work across the aisle to find efficiencies in state government.

Anderson was most recently executive director of the Literacy Matters Foundation, where she led strategic planning, streamlined organizational finances and implemented restructuring.

She grew up on her family’s farm near Atwater, Minn., and said her agricultural background ultimately led her to join the staff of former speaker of the Minnesota House Steve Sviggum, where she promoted the importance of the agricultural community to the state of Minnesota.

“Sarah Anderson is a proven leader with advocacy experience and roots in agriculture,” MTGA board president Paul Kvistad said. “Her agriculture background and professional experience make her an ideal fit for our association.”

Anderson currently resides in Plymouth, Minn., and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She will join MTGA on April 6, 2020.

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