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Former lawmaker to serve as executive director of Minnesota Turkey Growers

Sarah Anderson
Sarah Anderson
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BUFFALO — Former Minnesota Rep. Sarah Anderson has been hired as the new executive director for the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council, according to a news release from the association.

Anderson, who will join Minnesota Turkey Growers April 6, previously served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2007 to 2019, served as the chair of the State Government Finance Committee and was also a staff member for former Minnesota Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum.

Anderson most recently served as the executive director of the Literacy Matters Foundation.

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

Anderson grew up on a family farm near Atwater as one of 13 children.

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Anderson currently resides in Plymouth and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association is a trade association that advocates for the Minnesota turkey industry. Members include turkey growers, turkey processors and breeders, and allied industry members. Its affiliated organization, the Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council, oversees the Minnesota turkey checkoff funds to underwrite turkey research and promote public education regarding the turkey industry.

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Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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