2008 Samuel D Moffitt

Samuel D. Moffitt

Sam Moffitt is a native of DeWitt, Iowa. Sam started raising hogs for 4-H in Iowa and raised Hampshire breeding stock in Iowa and after his family moved to Mineral Point, Wis., in 1972. In 1974 his family moved to South Whitley where he graduated from Whitko High School in 1976. He was a member of 4-H and FFA in Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana. While at Whitko, he was active in FFA and was on the second place National Livestock Judging Team. Sam credits his ag teacher, Bill McVay, for challenging him and encouraging him to go to college.

He graduated from Purdue University in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. While at Purdue he was in Block and Bridle Club, a member of the Meats and Livestock judging team and was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity. Sam went back to the family swine operation after graduation from Purdue. He moved to Carroll County in 1985 and started a career in feed sales for Carroll County Co-op. Sam is currently Excel Co-op’s Swine Production Manager and enjoys working with local pork producers in a dynamic and changing agricultural business. He enjoys working and serving the community through his efforts in 4-H and FFA and various organizations.

Sam has been a 4-H leader for 17 years and serves on the 4- H swine committee, the Purdue CARET Council and is a past member of the Extension board. He is a board member for the Carroll County Agriculture Association formed in 2008. Sam is a graduate of the Indiana Ag Leadership Program – Class IV. He now serves as secretary of the Purdue Farm House Fraternity Foundation. He has been active in the Pork Producers locally, statewide and nationally. He is a past president and currently the state director for Carroll County Pork Producers.

He was named Outstanding Young Pork Producer in Indiana and has served on various committees for the Indiana Pork Producers and currently is on the Board of Directors. He has also been a delegate to the National Pork Board forum. Sam enjoys pork production but understands the challenges the industry faces daily from economic, political and production issues along with public perception. He believes that producing food for the world is a very important profession.

Sam and his wife, Gail, were married last October. He has two children, Kelly, a sophomore and gymnast at Michigan State University in East Lansing, and Justin, a junior at Carroll Jr-Sr High School. He also has three step children: Kaleena White and husband Sean of Alexandria, Va.; Kaicey Stout, a senior at Purdue; and Cameron Stout, a sophomore at Purdue. Sam is a member of Faith Baptist Church in Lafayette and is attending Faith Church of Christ in Burlington.

February 11, 2010

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