Nutrition, control of feed costs are topics of turkey production research in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- It comes as an honor, but as no surprise, that the tom turkey for the traditional Thanksgiving presentation of a live turkey to the U.S. president will come from Willmar this year. Minnesota is No. 1 nationally in turkey production, with 47 million turkeys coming from our farms. The turkey industry and related businesses provide 26,000 jobs here.