Celebrating Changes at CAST

Congratulations Kent Schescke on his retirement and Welcome Chris Boomsma

The CAST staff hosted a reception on Thursday, August 3, at our Ames office to celebrate Kent Schescke’s retirement from CAST and welcome Chris Boomsma as the incoming EVP/CEO!

Kent and Chris greeted many well-wishers virtually before the reception began. Over 50 guests attended in person. Remarks were shared by staff, former board members, and colleagues.

Chris comes to CAST from the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America (ACSESS), where he served as their director of education.

Kent Schescke has served as the CAST/EVP for the past eight years as part of a nearly 50 year-career in agriculture, education, and science communications. He will continue to work with CAST throughout August into early September to help facilitate a smooth leadership transition.

Welcome Chris, and Best Wishes, Kent!

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