Purdue University will become home to this year’s National Thanksgiving Turkey and alternate once they are pardoned by President Biden.
The university’s Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture will provide a home and care for the birds following this week’s National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation at the White House.
The turkeys will reside in a separate enclosed indoor setting with access to a shaded grassy area.
Indiana is the fourth largest turkey producing state in the nation.
The poultry industry contributes more than $12 billion in total economic activity to Indiana and employs more than 12,000 people.