About NTF

Welcome to the digital home for the National Turkey Federation (NTF)! We are proud to represent America’s turkey farmers and processors as well as our industry partners. From this site, you can gain valuable insights about how turkeys are responsibly raised in the United States, uncover the many health benefits of this lean protein, find out how you can join the federation, explore our vast archive of delicious turkey recipes, study the history of the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation at the White House and engage with legislators and regulators in Washington on issues affecting our industry. 

Who We Are

Since 1940, the National Turkey Federation has served as the national advocate for America’s turkey farmers and producers, raising awareness for our members’ products while strengthening their ability to profitably and safely deliver wholesome, high-quality and nutritious food to consumers worldwide.

Today, NTF represents more than 95 percent of the turkey industry. Nearly 300 member companies from every facet of the industry are affiliated with NTF, including growers, processors, hatchers, breeders, distributors, allied services and state associations.

The turkey industry is responsible for creating 440,739 jobs in the United States and generates about $109.5 billion in annual economic impact

NTF officers, executive committee members and board of director members serve as volunteers. NTF is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

What We Do

Congressional & Regulatory Affairs

  • Legislative and regulatory insight and response on behalf of NTF members
  • Assistance resolving specific challenges created by legislative or regulatory action
  • Timely analysis of legislative and regulatory matters

Communications & Marketing

  • Up-to-date information on news, issues and developments
  • Media relations/unified spokesperson for the turkey industry
  • Consumer education 
  • Evaluation of new trends in turkey production, sales and marketing

Meetings & Conferences

  • Annual convention for turkey growers, processors and our allied organizations
  • Networking with peers, clients and regulators for the most current industry information
  • Focused involvement for members’ interests through committees for technical, regulatory, marketing, communications and education