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Youth Market Turkey Show

youth with white market turkeys in a semicircle

Oct 30, 2020

NCDA&CS Hosts the 2020 Youth Market Turkey Show, Keeps Safety in Mind

Even in a year full of challenges, North Carolina youth make us proud! Watch our highlights video of the 2020 Youth Market Turkey Show and see who took honors in each class. 

A young boy shows his turkey to a judge

Oct 24, 2019

Poultry Extension Kicks Off N.C. State Fair With Youth Market Turkey Show

When you think about the N.C. State Fair, what comes to mind? Is it turkeys? We hope it's turkeys! For many in PDPS, that's it exactly - turkeys, and specifically, the Youth Market Turkey Show (YMTS). 

white turkey hen standing on grass

Oct 17, 2019

Just For Fun: Behind the Scenes at a Turkey (Photo) Shoot

It's North Carolina State Fair time! The Youth Market Turkey Show is tomorrow morning and youth from across the state will make their turkeys - like the one featured here - stars! 

Caroline Scarlett and Laura Jessup holding champion banners

Oct 4, 2019

They Are the Champions: Turkey Show Tips From the Girls Who Know

Cooler weather? N.C. State Fair? Youth Market Turkey Show? They're all on their way! If you're showing a turkey, supporting our youth or new to it all, get ready with tips from 2018's winning showers. 

Judges and participant with a market turkey

Nov 12, 2018

Talking Turkey at the N.C. State Fair

Learn who won and how it all works in the final article following the 2018 Youth Market Turkey Show. 

Adolescent turkey poult

Aug 31, 2018

Winter is Coming — But First, the Fall Youth Market Turkey Show

As North Carolina looks forward to cooler temperatures, it also looks forward to the State Fair. For some of NC's youngest, that means the Youth Market Turkey Show. PDPS checked in to see how things are going. 

Poults ready to be picked up

Jun 8, 2018

NC Youth Kick Off Summer With Poult Pick-Up

The official start of summer is just around the corner and to kick it off, youth from all over North Carolina are getting their new poults (baby turkeys) settled.