America's Bird

From the farmers who grow them to the tables that serve them, turkey is part of our nation's heritage. We are proud to be the advocate for America's turkey industry for over 80 years.

Who We Are

America's Turkey Farmers

Over the last 30 years, the turkey industry has gone from mainly marketing a single-product consumed at holidays or special occasions to offering a diverse array of food choices ranging from sausages to burgers to deli meats and more. Increasingly, consumers are including turkey in their daily diets because of its health benefits, versatility and great taste.

Today, the turkey industry produces more than 5.3 billion pounds of turkey products annually. NTF is the national advocate for America’s turkey industry, raising awareness for its members’ products while strengthening their ability to profitably and safely deliver wholesome, high-quality and nutritious products to consumers. NTF members include growers, processors, hatchers, breeders, distributors, allied services and state associations.



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Summer of Smoke

There's nothing that screams summer quite like firing up the grill. Have fun in the sun with one of our many turkey barbecue recipes, inspired by pistmasters and barbecue enthusiasts everywhere!

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Turkey Smoke

Turkey pairs perfectly with a little smoke. Take a dive into some delicious BBQ flavors by trying turkey on the grill or smoker.

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Turkey Prep: Convection Oven 101

When it comes to using a convection oven, what makes this method of preparing turkey preferable to other styles of cooking? We’re breaking it down to help you make the most of your convection oven.

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Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill

Use the Core Four food safety practices - Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill - to ensure proper cooking and help prevent foodborne illnesses.

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Focus on Environmental Stewardship

America's turkey farmers take their responsibility to be good stewards of the air, land and water seriously.

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