Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”
Monday, Commissioner Troxler took part in the sendoff for two turkeys that will be “pardoned” by President Obama at the White House. This is the 62nd year the National Turkey Federation will present the White House with two live turkeys for pardoning.
The turkeys — Courage and Carolina — were raised for Butterball on the Worley Farm in Princeton. They will stay at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., before Wednesday’s ceremony at the White House. After receiving their pardons, the birds will fly (by plane) to California, where Courage will serve as honorary grand marshal for Disney’s “Thanksgiving for Giving Day” Parade. (Carolina will be an alternate in case Courage isn’t able to fulfill his duties.) After the parade, Courage and Carolina will settle into their new home in Frontierland at Disneyland.
Listen in as Commissioner Troxler talks turkey and other Thanksgiving foods produced in North Carolina.