Presidential Turkeys Prepping for Thanksgiving


November 21, 2017

Two Minnesota Turkeys are prepping to head to D.C. to represent their state, meet the president, and represent the nations Turkey industry. Tie and Bow will travel across the country in carriers emblazoned with the “Seal of the National Turkey of the United States.” These two Minnesota-bred gobblers will be officially pardoned by President Donald Trump at a White House ceremony on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017.

Watch the video and learn how 4-H’ers helped raise the two 20-week-old birds from birth. Plus, meet their owners Carl and Sharlene Wittenburg from rural Minnesota. Minnesota is the nation’s No. 1 turkey producer and Carl is a second generation turkey farmer and the chairman of the National Turkey Federation. Learn more at