About the presenter:

My name is Alexander Gordon, but I’m well-known as Sandy Gordon, a lifelong nickname.

I was the owner and operator of Gordon Farms, Inc., in Knox, NY until the completion of my farm sale in July 2018. As the sole proprietor of Gordon Farms, inc., my duties included agricultural mechanics, facility maintenance and new construction, animal husbandry, record keeping, marketing, business forecasting/development, public relations, contributions to policy initiatives and lending my voice when needed, supporting agriculture in the community, maintaining good neighbor relations, and helping new farmers get established in the region.

In addition, I served 6 years on the Knox Town Council and 16 years in the Albany County Legislature. I studied Agricultural Business at SUNY Cobleskill and later received my BA in Public Affairs from the University at Albany. I wrote my senior seminar research paper on Farmland Preservation in 1982 and have continued with that passion to date.

Business from the Ground Up