Jodi Gauker named Agriculture Program Manager at CCEDC

Monday October 1st, 2012

Chester County Economic Development Council names
Jodi Gauker as Agriculture Program Manager

Exton, PA – The Chester County Economic Development Council has named Jodi Gauker as its Agriculture Program Manager.

“Agriculture plays an important part in Chester County’s business community,” said Gary Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Development Council. “Jodi has the experience and background to help the farmers and others associated with the industry. We’re looking forward to working with her in her new position.”

Gauker was an Extension Educator in the Start Farming program for Penn State Extension. She coordinated a team of 11 professionals to develop, market, deliver and evaluate business planning and food production courses for aspiring and beginning farmers. While at Penn State, she also was involved in many livestock industry-related clubs and worked at the Penn State Beef and Sheep Centers.

She is a graduate of Penn State with a degree in animal sciences and also Texas A & M University where earned a graduate degree in agricultural education.

Gauker has won a number of honors for her work in agricultural activities and is a member of the National and Pennsylvania Associations of County Agricultural Agents.


The Chester County Economic Development Council is a private, non-profit economic development organization that has been nurturing economic growth in Chester County and the surrounding region for over 50 years. The Council’s portfolio of business growth services includes: low-interest financing, small business lending, workforce training, retention and expansion, customized international business assistance, land and building site selection, brownfields consultation and remediation, urban redevelopment, and agricultural economic development. The Council also offers state-of-the art conference and training facilities at its facility in Eagleview. For more information, see

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