CAST Staff

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
Office:  4420 West Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-3447
           Phone: 515-292-2125
           General E-mail:
           Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday


CAST is seeking a Membership/Administrative Specialist. View the complete job description here.



Kent G. Schescke, Executive Vice President, phone: 515-292-2125 ext 231

Melissa Sly, Director of Council Operations, phone: 515-292-2125 ext 232

  • board support, membership, marketing

Dan Gogerty, Managing Communications Editor, phone:  515-292-2125 ext 222

  • Friday Notes, CAST blog



Carol Gostele, Managing Scientific Editor, phone: 515-292-2125 ext 226

  • scientific publications, pub catalog, annual report



Gale Osborne, Office Manager/Events Coordinator, phone: 515-292-2125 ext 221

  • accounting, payroll, personnel, event planning

Kylie Peterson, Communications and Social Media Specialist, phone:  515-292-2125 ext 230

  • social media and communications strategy

Caryn Dawson, Student Administrative Assistant (part time), phone: 515-292-2125 ext 225

  • office assistance in support of accounting, finance, and editorial