Q. How many turkeys are raised in North Dakota?
A. North Dakota raises 1.1 million birds per year.
Q. How many turkey growers are there in North Dakota.
A. There are 10 turkey producers in North Dakota.
Q. Where are turkeys from North Dakota processed?
A. Because there is not a processing plant in North Dakota, most birds are sent to Minnesota and South Dakota for processing.
Q. What is the North Dakota Turkey Federation.
A. The North Dakota Turkey Federation (NDTF) is an organization of the turkey producers of North Dakota.Tthe main objective of the NDTF is the promotion of turkey and turkey products. The NDTF also assists producers in finding solutions to problems that may arise. The NDTF is funded by turkey producers through a check off. When a turkey is processed a small amount of money is withheld from the sale price and sent to the North Dakota State Agriculture Department to be put in the NDTF fund.
Q. How does the NDTF promote turkey?
A. The NDTF promotes turkey by having educational material, recipes, and nutritional information brochures available upon request from the public. The NDTF also does advertising through the print media, radio, and the Internet.
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