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November 21, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Dr. Saad Gharaibeh is the new pathologist at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar. Gharaibeh is the new full-time pathologist at the lab, which means that necropsies can now be completed in Willmar.
Poultry pathology: Worldwide search, year-long wait brings full-time pathologist to Willmar poultry testing lab
November 21, 2017 - 6:28am
October 10, 2017
Venenga
Jennie-O promotes Venenga
October 10, 2017 - 8:03am
Barajas
Barajas promoted at Jennie-O
October 10, 2017 - 7:33am
August 9, 2017
Kandiyohi County Fair poultry judge Paul Merkins delivers his assessment of the presenters Wednesday to the crowd in the poultry and rabbit barn on the fairgrounds in Willmar.

Clay Conover / Tribune
Kandiyohi County Fair kicks off with poultry, rabbit shows
August 9, 2017 - 9:58pm
August 1, 2017
Abdullahi
Abdullahi promoted by Jennie-O
August 1, 2017 - 10:43am
July 31, 2017
Erica Sawatzke's great grandmother, is shown with turkeys in about 1940. Photo courtesy Oakdale Farms, Inc., Kensington, Minn.
Returning home, a Minnesota farmer becomes a 6th generation for the birds
July 31, 2017 - 8:30am
July 1, 2017
the late Dr. Marshall Kim Brinton
Turkey Growers honor veterinarian for work in industry
July 1, 2017 - 10:37am
March 10, 2017
Tribune file photo
Low-pathogenic bird flu strikes Tennessee chickens
March 10, 2017 - 6:42am
March 5, 2017
Erica Spackman/USDA/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS

The Avian influenza virus is harvested from a chicken egg as part of a diagnostic process in this undated U.S. Department of Agriculture handout image.
U.S. confirms avian influenza in Tennessee chicken flock
March 5, 2017 - 6:39pm
December 19, 2016
Cristian Flores Figueroa, seated, Jeannette Munoz Aguayo, center, and Jessica Jimenez look at data on the DNA sequencer that arrived a month ago at the Mid-Central Research and Outreach Center lab in Willmar. 

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Turkey CSI: U of M, poultry industry bring DNA sequencer to Willmar lab
December 19, 2016 - 10:45pm
November 23, 2016
Kornell Erickson has Bourbon red and chocolate turkeys among the many heritage birds he raises on his rural Willmar farm.

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He keeps turkeys safe in the heart of Kandiyohi County
November 23, 2016 - 8:13am
November 19, 2016
A customer shops for a turkey at a Walmart store in Los Angeles, California, in this Nov. 26, 2013, file photo.  

Reuters
Thanksgiving cheer for consumers as turkey, ham prices fall
November 19, 2016 - 2:56pm
October 4, 2016
Michael Colle
Colle hired at Jennie-O
October 4, 2016 - 5:49am
September 22, 2016
The Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar opened for tours to the public Thursday. Briana Sanchez / Tribuneplay button
New poultry testing lab in Willmar prepares industry for next avian influenza event
September 22, 2016 - 7:24pm
September 20, 2016
Dr. Dale Lauer stands by the recently-completed Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar that is now open after undergoing an $8.5 million expansion project. A grand opening will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with public tours held until 5 p.m. at the facility, located at 622 Business Highway 71 NE. (Carolyn Lange /Tribune)
Poultry lab officially opens Thursday
September 20, 2016 - 7:30am