Saving Heritage Turkeys

Saving Heritage Turkeys

Saving Heritage Turkeys

A Midwest Homecoming Conference Session

Learn how a group saved heritage turkeys, once on the brink of extinction, perpetuating a profitable enterprise for range poultry farmers. 


  • Robert Gogal, Virginia College
  • Marjorie Bender, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
  • Frank Reese, Good Shepherd Turkey Ranch, Lindsborg, Kan.
  • Robert LaValva, Slow Food USA

This session was part of the national SARE conference A Midwest Homecoming, held August 15-17, 2006 in Oconomowoc, Wisc.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.