Butterball LLC awarded the third-grade winners of its "Celebrate Turkey" art contest while educating students about turkeys, in conjunction with the launch of the company's "Celebrate Agriculture" Weekly Reader program.


Butterball challenged the third-grade classes of Garner, N.C. elementary schools to create turkey-themed artwork to help celebrate Thanksgiving and encourage small-group collaboration. While presenting the winners with their prizes ($20 coupons toward Butterball turkeys and a permanent spot for their artwork in the memorabilia room at Butterball's Garner headquarters), company representatives gave presentations on the care of turkeys. “The contest, like the Weekly Reader program, aims to bring agriculture to the classroom and the community,” said Keith Shoemaker, president and CEO. “Butterball is committed to employing the safest, socially responsible farming practices in the production of its turkeys. We are pleased to celebrate turkey, agriculture and Thanksgiving with students throughout Garner and the nation.”