Contact Us

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. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Our Staff Members

Kent G. Schescke, Executive Vice President & CEO, Phone: 515-292-2125 ext 231
Anne Owens, Director of Council Operations, Phone: 515-292-2125 ext 232

  • Board support, membership, marketing
Colleen Hamilton, Membership Specialist, phone: 515-292-2125 ext 224

  • membership and EVP support
Megan Wickham, Scientific Editor, phone: 515-292-2125 ext 226

  • scientific publications
Dylana Luett, Communications and Social Media Specialist, phone:  515-292-2125 ext 230

  • social media and communications strategy
Gale Osborne, Office Manager/Events Coordinator, Phone: 515-292-2125 ext 221

  • Accounting, payroll, personnel, event planning
Melissa Sly, Manager of Special Projects, Phone: 515-292-2125
Rachel Bauler, Student Administrative Assistant, Phone: 515-292-2125 ext 225

  • Office assistance in support of accounting, finance, and editorial
S. Nick Plaugher, Communications Project Manager, Phone: 515-292-2125

  • Friday Notes, Blog, Social Media

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