Charles Gardner Dairy Transition Coordinator Center for Dairy Excellence Orefield, Pennsylvania

What education are you bringing with you to this position?

A DVM degree from Cornell, 1973, and a MBA degree from Moravian College, 1999.

Please describe your agricultural background.
Twenty-six years as a practicing and consulting dairy veterinarian, and 15 years as a dairy management consultant working in the feed industry.

What territory will you cover?

What are your new responsibilities?
Provide support and assistance to dairy farms seeking to transition ownership and responsibilities from one party to another, often generational transfers.


What previous positions have you held?
Practicing veterinarian, management consultant and dairy nutritionist.

Who has made the biggest impact on your career?
The dairy farmers whom I have been privileged to serve.

How will you be of most help to producers in your region or area of expertise?
Helping them find and utilize the people with the expertise they need.

Why did you choose this company?
They provided me the opportunity to do work that is meaningful to me.

What goals would you like to accomplish while in this position?
Make a tangible, meaningful contribution to dairy farms involved with transitioning assets and responsibilities. PD