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Women in Ag: Thanksgiving Is My Super Bowl!

Thanksgiving is My Super Bowl

It’s nearly Thankgiving — my Super Bowl, of sorts! I’ve spent the better part of several weeks working on projects for Minnesota Turkey Growers Association that offer new educational opportunities for people who want to learn more about turkey farming and about ways to create new opportunities for showcasing ideas for turkey preparation and the use of leftovers. Check these out.

1. A Day in the Life of a Turkey Farmer - Our second video in a series, this one showcases Minnesota turkey farmer Wayne Knudsen, his son, Sam, and their family farm. It’s a peek inside their barns to see how they care for their birds and how technology plays a crucial role. 

2. A bevy of new Thanksgiving turkey recipes from some fabulous Minnesota bloggers. Whether you need to make whole turkeys or turkey breasts, utilize a slow cooker, or find a creative twist on leftovers, we have you covered!

3) In a virtual farm tour slated for Tuesday, November 22, at 10 a.m. CT on Facebook Live, you'll meet Minnesota turkey farmer Paul Kvistad as he takes you inside his turkey barn to check out his flock and to ask questions in real time! This is perfect for teachers, students, and anyone interested in learning more about turkey farming.

4) A brand-new blog housed on the MinnesotaTurkey.com website debuts next week, featuring a couple of Minnesota turkey farmers who will write regularly about what they do best: raise turkeys.

5) Visit My Other More Exciting Self (my personal blog) for all those basic turkey tips on purchasing, defrosting, preparing, and cooking.

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of mine. Not just because I've been working for Minnesota turkey farmers for the better part of two decades. I’m a Thanksgiving purist. I love the simplicity of spending time with my family, enjoying the ultimate comfort-food meal, and not worrying (overly much, anyway) about the impending holiday season that can get a little hectic.

The best place to spend Thanksgiving? The farm, of course! That’s where I’ll be next week. 

I wish you and your family a lovely Thanksgiving, filled with friends, family, and plenty of turkey!

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