Lancaster Farmland Trust
As Ag Outreach Coordinator at Lancaster Farmland Trust, Gordon is responsible for establishing relationships with a variety of stakeholders – including farmers, municipal officials, and state and federal officials – to advance LFT’s mission of environmental stewardship and water quality improvements in Lancaster County.
Before Lancaster Farmland Trust, Gordon was the Conservation Coordinator for Salisbury Township and has worked for Land O’Lakes as their Director of Dairy Member Relations. Gordon and his wife Carole also operate Welsh-Vista Farms in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County. The former dairy farm is now home to 200 acres of forage crops and a small herd of heifers. Gordon is proud of his long history of good soil-health practices, including over 60 years of cover cropping and more than 25 years of 100% no-till planting. Gordon has served on many agriculture and dairy industry boards, including Land O’Lakes Corporate Board, National Milk Producer Federation Board, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Promotion Board, PA Center for Dairy Excellence Board, and Lancaster County Farm Bureau. Currently, Gordon serves as Supervisor for Salisbury Township, Lancaster Clean Water Partners steering committee, and is a church school teacher.