June is Turkey Lovers’ Month – and to celebrate all of Minnesota’s turkey farmers, here’s a video to check out on John Zimmerman of Northfield, MN. John’s family roots in agriculture go back to the late 1800s, later adding turkeys to the mix in the 1950s.
John himself returned to the family farm in 1999 after receiving a degree in animal science from Iowa State University and working for Willmar Poultry Company. As you’ll see in the video, John enjoys his job and says that all turkey farmers pride themselves on raising comfortable and healthy turkeys as well as providing a wholesome and nutritious product.
This video was created by a group of talented students from the Academy for Sciences and Agriculture (AFSA), a public high school in Vadnais Heights, MN and recently earned $1,000 for their FFA Chapter. These students entered Minnesota Turkey’s “Talkin’ Turkey” video contest, and took home the grand prize for their efforts. Congratulations!
So just what is FFA (formerly known as Future Farmers of America)? FFA is an organization dedicated to preparing members for careers and leadership positions in a variety of fields related to agriculture. Learn more about FFA here: www.mnffa.org.
The Academy for Science and Agriculture is a public charter school located in Vadnais Heights, MN. Students come from across the Twin Cities to experience a high school education based upon the foundation of Science, Agriculture, and hands on learning. Check out AFSA here: www.agacademy.com.