This month we are pleased to feature Missy Rau of Iowa. We are so happy to have Missy on the DCI team. Missy has spent her life in agriculture, her pride and passion for the industry show in her work and through her enthusiasm. Please enjoy reading more about Missy in this month's spotlight.
How did you get involved with DCI?
I heard about DCI from a former employer and friend. After several phone calls and questions, I knew this would be a perfect fit for me, so I applied.
Personal and/or professional background:
I have been involved in some aspect of the agriculture industry all my life. My husband and I currently farm-raising corn and soybeans.
What is the best thing about being a DCI contractor?
I enjoy the flexibility of my job, working from home and meeting many people from across the United States.
Share with us bit about your home and family:
My husband and I have been married for 26 years. We are the proud parents to three boys. Tyler is an agricultural engineer for Sukup. He and his wife, Madison, are expecting our first grandchild in June. Tanner is a pilot & will be getting married in October. Troy recently graduated from Iowa State University with an agricultural business degree and works in the swine industry.
What was your first job?
I worked for my parents, at the grain elevator my dad managed. I sorted scale tickets and did filing.
When I am completing contractor work I am driving:
I currently drive a GMC Yukon.
What do you do the first hour of the morning?
Depends on the day and weather, but I like to walk.
What are your hobbies/interests?
I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy camping, kayaking, riding bikes and gardening. In the fall, we enjoy tailgating and cheering for the Iowa State Cyclones.
What is your greatest achievement?
The day I got married and the birth of our three sons.
What are you ordering for your favorite meal?
Prime rib or shrimp!
What is your favorite sports team/music group?
Sports team: Iowa State Cyclones! Music group: ALABAMA!
Tell us about your favorite pet?
We have a Corgi "grandpup", Lady. She keeps us entertained when she visits.
What is the happiest memory of your life?
I enjoy making memories with my family. Too many to mention.
What three people (living or not) would you invite to a dinner party?
I would invite my deceased grandparents.
What was the first concert you attended?
Growing up we showed Hereford cattle all over Iowa. We would attend the concerts at the Dubuque County Fair in Dubuque, Iowa, so I saw Charley Pride.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Peanut Butter M&Ms
Where in the world are you dying to visit?
What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
You will succeed, just keep trying.