My guest on today's AM Minnesota Program will be Steve Olson Executive Director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association. Yes, it is time for my annual visit with Steve to talk Turkeys. Some would say Thanksgiving is coming up Thursday. I call it National Turkey Day! Around 44 million turkeys will be consumed on Thanksgiving. Minnesota leads the Nation producing 46 million turkeys a year. North Carolina and Arkansas are a distant second and third at about 29 million turkeys produced a year.

It is safe to say we would not have turkey for Thanksgiving without the farm families in Minnesota raising Turkeys. Be sure to watch the news later today as there will be a number of Minnesotans at the White House for the annual Turkey Pardon Ceremony. The President of the National Turkey Federation is from Minnesota. That means one of the turkeys produced in Minnesota will be at the White House for the pardon. In addition a number of 4-H members from Minnesota will be at the White House too.