Full Circle Ag

This article was commissioned for Fertilizer Magazine’s debut issue. Shot and reported in Central Iowa, 2014.

When Noel Thompson’s father-in-law started raising turkeys back in the 1940’s the birds gained weight at a rate of just one pound per week. Today, Noel brings turkey poults from just a few ounces to over forty pounds in a mere nineteen weeks. “The reason turkeys are so big today is the capacity we’ve had to breed better turkeys,” said Thomspon, “We’re not moving genetics around like in corn plants, it’s just good genetic selection.”

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