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Have a PEAK at Minneapolis while at the show

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MINNEAPOLIS — After 51 years the Midwest Poultry Federation’s Board of Directors made the decision to change the name of its expo to PEAK. PEAK stands for progress, experience, advancement and knowledge.

MPF Board President Ross Thoreson, Best Veterinary Solutions, said, “We’re excited to debut our new name and branding at PEAK 2023. Attendees will still find the same great focus on education and exhibits intended to increase producers’ profitability and connect the poultry industry in North America.”

However, it’s important to note that the organization of the Midwest Poultry Federation will still retain its traditional name.

The convention

The expo dates are April 11-13, 2023, and will be held in the Minneapolis Convention Center. The schedule for the show includes:

  • The Pre-Show Nutrition and Poultry Health Symposium will be held April 11.
  • Education tracks for turkeys, egg layers, and broilers (all species) will take place across all three days of the show (April 11-13).
  • There will be a new “Business Track” that will be focused on leadership development and focusing on the success of employees and business.
  • The Welcome Reception and PEAK Unhatched: An Evening of Eats and Entertainment will combine to offer a huge opening night on April, starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • The Exhibit Hall will run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, and 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, April 13.

To receive more information, visit MPF is also on Twitter and Facebook. More information can also be obtained at or by phone, 763-284-6763.

Minneapolis attractions

The Twin Cities, otherwise known as Minneapolis and St. Paul come together to form the largest city in Minnesota. According to, Minneapolis is home to many attractions such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the American Swedish Institute, and the Mill City Museum. The city also has the largest shopping mall in the United States, the Mall of America.

Minneapolis Institute of Art

The museum contains the largest collection of styles of artwork and artwork from the world. European artists such as Rubens and Rembrandt are displayed in the museum. There is a varied collection of artworks from different cultures that date back 5,000 years. The museum showcases sculptures, photographs, paintings, drawings, textiles, and prints.

American Swedish Institute

The institute displays the Swedish heritage of Minnesota. The institute comprises of the Nelson Cultural Center and the Turnblad Mansion. Swan Turnblad was the owner of the biggest Swedish newspaper in the United States. Turnblad, custom-built the mansion in 1903. In turn, established the Turnblad Mansion. The Turnblad family gave the Mansion and the newspaper to the American Institute of Art. The inside of the mansion still consists of the carved oak, walnut and mahogany that the home contained when it was first built. It also has Swedish glass, textiles, art and original tile stoves for tourists to see.

Mill City Museum

The mill was built in 1880 and was the largest mill that had been made at that time. However, in 1991, the mill was engulfed in fire and left it in ruins. The museum was built within the Washburn A mill and on top of the original mill. It displays an eight-story façade to demonstrate the difference between the historic building and modern building. The museum shows tourists the flour milling industry and how Minneapolis was a leading producer of flour from 1880 to 1930.

Mall of America

This mall is the largest in America. It contains more than 520 stores. Along with all the stores, the mall also has a virtual roller coaster and a miniature golf course called Moose Mountain. Moose Mountain consists of full-size horses, moose, a logging truck and a biplane. In the middle of the mall, there is the Nickelodeon Universe that has many rides for young people.

For more information about Minneapolis attractions, visit

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