Growing up in the river town of Burlington, Rachael didn’t live on a farm, but knew how important agriculture is to Iowa. She left Burlington for Ames and started working at the Beef Teaching and Research Farm while working towards a degree in animal science at Iowa State University.
During her senior year, a friend told her to check out Iowa Select Farms. He told her about the opportunity for growth, the family atmosphere and the fun perks. It piqued her attention.
She joined Iowa Select Farms, and while it was her first time working with pigs, she quickly found her stride—working at farms near Hubbard, Riceville and now Webster City. In fact, since graduating three years ago, Rachael has earned several promotions and now manages a sow farm and a crew of 12.