DID YOU KNOW?
Close to 5000 North Carolina families produce poultry on their farms, with another 25,000 directly employed in some aspect of poultry production or processing.
N.C. POULTRY PRODUCTION OPERATIONS
National Chicken Council
North Carolina Department of Agriculture
NC State Extension
International Poultry Expo and International Feed Expo
NC State University College of Engineering Industrial Extension Division
National Turkey Federation
NC State Prestage Department of Poultry Science
NC Agricultural Statistics
For Immediate Release
RALEIGH, NC - 11/30/2009
Contact: Robert L. Ford,
President Pardon's NC Grown Turkey
This year's National Thanksgiving Turkey was presented to President Obama the week of November 23rd. As Chairman of the National Turkey Federation (NTF), NCPF President Walter "Gator" Pelletier had the honor of presenting the turkeys to the President. This years bird's were raised by Goldsboro Milling growers Debbie and Bryant Worley in Wayne County, North Carolina.
After the birds were pardoned in the traditional Rose Garden ceremony, the birds were flown to Disneyland to live out their lives in California.
Click on link to view video of the ceremony.