New NPPC President announced
Sam Carney, a pork producer from Adair, Iowa, March 6 was named president of the National Pork Producers Council.
He was elected to the post for a one-year term at NPPC's annual business meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum – held March 4-6 in Kansas City, Mo.
Carney is owner and operator of Carney Farms Inc., which he runs with his son Randy. They market about 4,000 hogs annually from their wean-to-finish operation. They also have a cow-calf herd and raise corn, soybeans and hay.
For more than 20 years, Carney has served in various pork industry leadership positions, including as president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association. He has served on the NPPC board of directors for the past four years. Carney is a member of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Iowa Cattlemen's Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Soybean Association. He also has served on his local school board, Farm Service board and county extension council.
“Sam has been a long-time leader in the U.S. pork industry and brings that leadership and knowledge of pork industry issues to his new position as president of NPPC,” said NPPC CEO Neil Dierks. “He will be a valuable asset to U.S. pork producers.”
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