Founded in 1994 as the Broiler and Egg Association of Minnesota (BEAM), our mission is “To unite, represent and promote the broiler and egg industries in Minnesota.” (Prior to 1994, we were known as the Minnesota Poultry Industries Association, or MPIA for short. Now we’re known as the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota!)

That mission is led by Minnesota farmers, who raise approximately 57.9 million chickens annually. Our farmers also care for approximately 10.7 million egg-laying hens, which produce about 3.2 billion eggs each year.

Each of the roughly 280 million laying birds in the U.S. produces from 250 to 300 eggs a year. In total, the U.S. produces about 75 billion eggs a year, about 10 percent of the world supply. (Source: AEB)

Minnesota’s chicken and egg farmers are committed to producing safe, healthy, high-quality and affordable products that are enjoyed by Minnesota families and families across the country.

Contact Us

Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota
108 Marty Drive
Buffalo, MN 55313


What The Cluck podcast features lively and informative conversations about  turkeys, chickens and eggs and what it takes to get them on your table.

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Episode #4

In the latest episode of “What The Cluck!”, host Steve Olson is joined by University of Minnesota extension educator Abby Neu, Ferndale Market owner and turkey farmer John Peterson and Melrose Feed Mill and turkey farmer Jes Westbrock.

Episode #3

In the latest episode of “What The Cluck!”, host Steve Olson interviews Rhonda Ross Swanson, presenter of the “Thank A Farmer” Magic Show as well as an entertainer who performed on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno. Also, there are interviews from the Minnesota State Fair with Isaac Dubois, Dr. Dave Wright and Michaela Olson.

Episode #2

In the 2nd episode of What The Cluck!, host Steve Olson interviews James Noyola from the Minnesota Department of Health about foods and food preparation at the Minnesota State Fair. Also, Steve interviews the owner of Eggstasy, a restaurant that specializes in egg-related menu items.

Episode #1

In this first episode, host Steve Olson is joined by turkey farmer John Zimmerman of P&J Products Co., and special guest Chuck Foreman, the iconic Vikings running back who loves turkey.