Posted on August 22, 2022 at 11:18 AM by Cade Cameron
Sam and Sherry Carney have been involved in 4-H since their childhood days as members of the Grant Sky Eagles 4-H club. They provided direction and support for their three children throughout their time in 4-H showing cattle, swine, sheep, rabbits, and a variety of static displays.
Sam has served as a swine assistant superintendent at the Guthrie County Fair for the past 36 years. He volunteered to help install the panels during the new swine barn construction at the fairgrounds. He has also served on the Guthrie County Extension Counsel, Adair-Casey school board, Guthrie County Farm Bureau Board, Farm Service Board, and was a member of the Guthrie County Pork Producers. In addition, he has been President of both the Iowa Pork Producer Association and the National Pork Producer Counsel and a member of the United States Meat Export Federation Executive Committee.
Following in her father's footsteps, Sherry was the leader of the Grant Sky Eagles club for 10 years during her children's 4-H years. Sherry served as coordinator of the 4-H food stand and volunteered many additional years working in the stand. She also assisted with the judging of static exhibits and chaperoned a 4-H backpack trip in the mountains of Wyoming. Outside of 4-H, Sherry has served on the Adair Chamber of Commerce, the Adair Sesquicentennial Committee, and as a member of the Iowa Porkettes.
Sam and Sherry continue to be active supporters of 4-H through their encouragement and involvement with their grandchildren's 4-H projects and as members of the Adair Support Group. Guthrie County is proud to recognize Sam and Sherry Carney as advocates for the 4-H program.