About MPF

The Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) was founded in 1971 and held its first convention in Minneapolis in 1972. MPF’s primary purpose is to host an annual convention emphasizing on-farm poultry production. The convention’s goal is to offer cutting-edge information to attendees through a balanced offering of exhibits and educational workshops.

Did you know? All revenue (after expenses are paid) generated by the MPF Convention is donated to various poultry organizations for research and educational activities as well as back to MPF’s member organizations listed here.


2022 MPF President Ross Thoreson thanks Scott Waldner for his service as President from 2020-2022.

Ross Thoreson, President
Allied Representative, Best Veterinary Solutions

Lisa Beohm, Vice President
Iowa Poultry Association

Blake Renner Van Denburgh, Treasurer
Allied Representative, Zoetis

Scott Waldner, Past President
Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota 

Kerry Trambaugh
Indiana Poultry Association

Greg Nelson
Kansas Poultry Association

Dr. R.M. “Mick” Fulton
Michigan Allied Poultry Industries

Loren Brey
Minnesota Turkey Research
& Promotion Council

Bill Claybaugh
Nebraska Poultry Industries

Bob Drake
South Dakota Poultry Industries Association

Nick Levendoski
Wisconsin Poultry & Egg Association

Louis Arrington
Director Emeritus

Sandi Hofmann
Allied Representative, Aviagen Turkeys