Chastity joined the Practical Farmers of Iowa staff in October as a bookkeeper. In this role, she will help with a variety of tasks, including recording cash transactions and bank deposits, providing documentation for invoicing, reconciliations, booking travel for staff and farmers, and assisting in other areas as needed.
Chastity has spent the last five years as the grants manager at a non-profit agency, where she specialized in state and federal grants, reconciliations and oversaw many subcontractors working in a variety of programs. She is excited to use her prior knowledge here at PFI.
Chastity and her husband, Stuart, live on a small farm outside of Slater. On their farm they raise cattle and free-range chickens, and also grow sweet corn and hay. While not working, Chastity enjoys spending time with her four children – Kayla, Luke, Emma and Drake – and her dogs Zoey (a golden retriever) and Chevy (a German shepherd). She also enjoys traveling to her favorite destination – Anna Maria Island, Florida; watching her son, Drake, show cattle at the fair; shopping; and farmhouse-style decorating.