Governor Dayton Gets A Turkey 18 Nov 11

Governor Dayton was presented with the state turkey this (FRI) afternoon. The Minnesota Turkey Growers’ Association presented the governor with two live turkeys from Minnesota’s 2011 “Presidential Turkey Flock” at the state Capitol. The turkeys come from Willmar Poultry and are being cared for by four Willmar High School FFA students. Two more birds from the “Presidential Flock” will make their way to Washington DC next week. One will become the official national Thanksgiving Day turkey and receive a pardon from President Obama on Wednesday.