CAST Welcomes a New Student Assistant

Rachel Bauler recently joined CAST as the new Student Administrative Assistant of Finance and Membership. She is looking forward to learning more about keeping track of daily financial statements and database usage, but also using many of her creative skills to help around the office.

Rachel Bauler grew up as the oldest of three girls on her family’s heritage farm south of Hudson, Iowa. She worked as a farm hand through high school and junior college doing livestock chores and seasonal work. Rachel has also worked for an aerial applicator the past three summers, both in the shop and office and out in the field. She will be interning this summer with Iowa Corn Growers Association in Johnston, Iowa, as their Leadership Development and Growers Services Intern, as well.

Rachel graduated from Hudson High School in 2019 and attended Hawkeye Community College, where she obtained her Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Business Management and a diploma in General Agriculture in Spring of 2021. She decided to continue her education at Iowa State University last fall for her Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural and Life Science Education with a teacher certification. She wants to continue her passion for agriculture by educating the community and her future students.

This passion for agriculture comes with being the sixth generation to have grown up on her family’s farm. They have raised a variety of species of livestock throughout the generations, and it is now a corn and soybean operation primarily ran by her father. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets, working alongside her father in the shop, baking with her mother, and going for drives.

 In high school, Rachel was involved in numerous activities within the school and community such as: FFA, 4-H, athletics, county council, county royalty, and countless other activities. She has continued to stay just as busy at Iowa State University by actively committing her time to Sigma Alpha Sorority, Iowa Corn Growers Collegiate Club, and Agricultural Business Club. She looks forward to staying busy on campus before graduating in Spring of 2023 and is excited to use her experiences here at CAST and her other involvements when teaching her students and running her own operation.

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