Black and white photograph of Northwest Experiment Station’s first superintendent, Torger A. Hoverstad.

Torger A. Hoverstad

Northwest Experiment Station’s first superintendent, Torger A. Hoverstad.

Black and white photograph of a livestock parade at the Northwest Experiment Station’s annual visiting day.

Livestock parade

A livestock parade at the Northwest Experiment Station’s annual visiting day.

Northwest Experiment Station

In 1895, on land provided by James J. Hill, the Northwest Experiment Station was founded to maximize the agricultural potential of the Red River Valley. Through many changes in the business of farming, the experimental farm continued to provide data on the most effective and efficient crops, livestock, and farming methods in the fertile land around Crookston. The facility was renamed Northwest Research and Outreach Center in 1999.

Color image of Delia Levine-Horrigan getting ready to bowl in Turkey Bowling at Ice Box Days, International Falls, 1999.

Turkey Bowling at Ice Box Days, International Falls

Delia Levine-Horrigan getting ready to bowl in Turkey Bowling at Ice Box Days, International Falls, 1999.

Color image of a Turkey Day button from Worthington, Minnesota, 1994.

Turkey Day button from Worthington

Turkey Day button from Worthington, Minnesota, 1994.

Black and white photograph of Willmar Poultry Company, Willmar, 1969.

Willmar Poultry Company, Willmar

Willmar Poultry Company, Willmar, 1969.

Black and white photograph of a turkey farm, Atwater, 1973. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.

Turkey farm, Atwater

Turkey farm, Atwater, 1973. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.

Black and white photograph of a turkey processing plant, Melrose, Minnesota, 1963. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.

Turkey processing plant, Melrose

Turkey processing plant, Melrose, Minnesota, 1963. Photograph by Vincent H. Mart.

Black and white photograph of turkeys that are ready to be put into the freezer, Farmers Produce Company, Willmar, ca. 1960.

Turkeys ready to be put into the freezer

Turkeys ready to be put into the freezer, Farmers Produce Company, Willmar, ca. 1960.

Black and white photograph of turkeys being processed, Farmers Produce Company, Willmar, ca. 1960.

Processing turkeys

Processing turkeys, Farmers Produce Company, Willmar, ca. 1960.

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