WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. EST, one day prior to the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation at the White House, the National Turkey Federation (NTF) will host a press conference, including a livestream, at the Willard InterContinental to welcome two Indiana turkeys to the nation’s capital.

NTF Chairman Phil Seger will welcome the turkeys to Washington, DC, and announce the names of the turkeys. This great American Thanksgiving tradition kicking off the holiday season dates to 1947 with President Harry Truman.

The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Willard InterContinental, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW and can be viewed via livestream at https://youtu.be/WJQLgTenG8Y.

To RSVP for in-person attendance or request additional background, contact [email protected]. RSVPs are required, and attendance will be limited. Limited one-on-one interviews may be available upon request on Thursday or Friday morning. Facemasks are required, the event is for media only and not open to the public.

Indiana turkey grower Andrea Welp raised the 2021 National Thanksgiving Turkey and alternate under the supervision of NTF Chairman Phil Seger. Seger serves as vice president of Live Turkey Operations for Farbest Farms Inc. headquartered in Jasper, Indiana. The turkeys will reside on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, following their time in Washington.