A former president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Sam Carney of Adair, is president-elect of the National Pork Producers Association. He was elected for a one-year term.
Carney owns and operates Carney Farms, a family farming operation in west- central Iowa which he runs with his son Randy. They market about 6,000 hogs annually from their wean-feeder-to-finish operation. They also grow corn, soybeans and hay and have a cow-calf herd, and feed cattle.
For more than 20 years, Carney has served in various pork industry leadership positions, including president of the IPPA. He has been on the NPPC board of directors the past three years. Carney is a member of Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Cattlemen's Association, Iowa Corn Growers and Iowa Soybean Association. He's also served on his local school board, Farm Service Agency board and county Extension council.