5854 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049 Google Map 610-391-9583 ext. 16
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Board of Directors

Brian Moyer, Chairperson
Brian Moyer, Chairperson

Penn State Extension

Brian Moyer is a program assistant with Penn State Extension at the Lehigh County office, where he assists farmers with marketing and regulations. Brian is a past board member of PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) and a past board member of APPPA (American Pastured Poultry Producers Association) and currently is a board member of Fair Food. He was the Director for Rural Vermont, a farm advocacy organization. Brian was the founder and manager of the Skippack Farmers Market from 1999 to 2009.

Brian and his wife Holley own and run Green Haven Farm and raise grass-fed livestock on their 27 acre farm just outside of Fleetwood in Berks County. For 16 years they've sold chicken, eggs, lamb, pork, and goat to restaurants, CSA's, farmer's markets, and at their farm.

 

Lou Cinquino
Lou Cinquino

Lou Cinquino currently serves as president, Penn State Extension Board for Lehigh County and is a registered Penn State Forest Steward. He is a past member of the Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council and was a founding member of a regional community gardening group, Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley (SUN*LV). He served as president of the Leadership Lehigh Valley Class of 2009 Group project, which gave rise to SUN*LV by focusing on community gardening projects in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. Lou worked 15 years at Rodale Inc. and Organic Gardening magazine in an assortment of marketing and management positions and is currently a freelance writer on the topics of health and fitness.

 

Jodi Gauker
Jodi Gauker

Lundale Farm

Jodi Gauker grew up in Southwestern PA, surrounded by rolling hills with high aspirations to be a 4-H agent for Penn State Extension. She attended Penn State University, majoring in Animal Science and Agribusiness Management when she was forced to go on a blind date with a 9th generation Berks County farmer, and the rest is history. 

She works by day as the Executive Director of Lundale Farm, a non-profit sustainable agriculture community and farm in Pottstown, PA, and part time as the Agriculture Project Consultant for Chester County Economic Development Council. In addition to her education at Penn State and Texas A&M Universities and work experience, Jodi brings practical knowledge to her positions – she and her husband, Lee, are the 9th generation to continue Gauker Farms in Fleetwood, Berks County. On the weekends, you may find her at the farmers’ market with their family’s beef, or teaching 10th generation, Callie, all about life on the farm.

Jodi also remains an active part of the agricultural industry. Jodi is a member of the Berks County Farm Bureau, Berks Agricultural Resource Network, Berks/Southeast Cattlemen's Association, Penn State Stockmen's Club, Chester Delaware County Farm Bureau, and the Chester County Agricultural Development Council. She stays active in her community as a board member and Secretary of the Berks County Planning Commission as well.

Richard D. Molchany
Richard D. Molchany

General Services, Lehigh County

Diane Motel
Diane Motel

Wildlands Conservancy

Diane Motel is the Director of Education Programs at Wildlands Conservancy and is responsible for the administration and management of strategic conservation education initiatives, including Bike & Boat Adventures, Lehigh River Sojourn, and community and school programs; grant writing and administration, program promotion, management of full-time and seasonal staff,  and curriculum management.

With over 20 years in the environmental education field, Wildlands Conservancy finally feels like “home,” embracing the family atmosphere that the organization offers. Diane has a 9 year old daughter who attends Seven Generations, an environmental based charter school in Emmaus. They reside in East Penn Township and thoroughly enjoy all of the outdoor recreation opportunities that the Jim Thorpe area has to offer.

Diane also has experience owning a small vegetable farm and bakery, and working with rare breeds of livestock. Familiarity with The Seed Farm was initiated with both the annual bike ride and Farm to Table events, both personal passions. 

Gretchen Seem Moyer
Gretchen Seem Moyer

Gretchen currently lives with her husband, Jeff, on a farm in northern Berks county. She is a Lehigh county native and was raised on the Seem Seed Farm, which is part of the land where the The Seed Farm is located. She studied animal science and English at Wilmington College.

Gretchen has two adult children and four grandchildren. Her interests include reading, swimming, gardening, medicinal herbs and her grandchildren.

Liz Wagner
Liz Wagner

Crooked Row Farm

‚ÄčLiz Wagner is a Lehigh Valley native and the owner and grower at Crooked Row Farm in New Tripoli. She runs a CSA program across the Valley, raises pastured chickens for eggs, manages the Crooked Row Farm Stand in Orefield and the Blue Mountain Farm Market in Slatington and sells and dried teas and herbs at the Trexlertown and Macungie Farmers’ Markets.

She graduated from La Salle University with a B.A. in journalism and English, and she now utilizes her writing and communication experience along with her growing agricultural skills to educate others about food issues, including contributions to Lancaster Farming. Connect with Liz at http://farmerliz.com and @thefarmerliz.

Advisory Board
Advisory Board

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Frank
Liberty Gardens

Tom Gettings
Wildlands Conservancy (retired)

Dave Lobach
Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley

Jeff Moyer
Rodale Institute

Jeff Zehr
Lehigh County Dept of Farmland Preservation (retired) 

Farm-to-Feast DinnerNovember 23rd, 2018

 Our 8th annual fundraising gala dinner, Farm-to-Feast Dinner & Auction will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 4-8 P.M. (plus a VIP cocktail hour from 3-4 P.M.) at Bell Gate Farm

FSMA Produce Grower Certification Training on 9/28/2018September 6th, 2018

WHEN Fri, September 28, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM WHERE Northampton Community College Alumni Hall-130a-d 3835 Green Pond Road Bethlehem, PA 18020 COST$30 per person You will receive a workbook wort

Beginning Farmer Workshop on 9/14/2018August 24th, 2018

Professionals in the agricultural industry will provide valuable information on important topics such as business planning & accounting, proper lease documents, loan programs and much more! A pane

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Farm Address:
5854 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049

Mailing Address:
Lehigh County Ag Center 4184 Dorney Park Road Suite107 Allentown, PA, 18104

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