Farmland Trust has four new board members
The Lancaster Farmland Trust has welcomed four new members to its 17-member board of trustees.
Dara Bachman is an attorney specializing in business, estate planning and tax law for Barley Snyder. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, her law degree from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and an advanced academic degree in taxation from Villanova Law School. She and her husband are county natives and live in Lancaster.
Susan Baldrige is a former Lancaster Newspapers reporter and has taught English in public schools for eight years.
Born and raised on her family's 190-acre horse and cattle farm in Dauphin County, she lives on a small farm in Conestoga with her husband, Tom, and their dog, Wallis, and breeds thoroughbred race horses. The Baldriges have three grown children.
Ted Bowers, a trust supporter for 15 years, is past chairman of the board and an active member of the development and investment committees. He is a senior vice president and manager of the Fulton Bank Agricultural Financial Services Group. He belongs to the agricultural committee of The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry and was recently appointed by Gov. Tom Corbett to the Pennsylvania Dairy Leadership Council.
Sam Goodley, a longtime trust supporter, has over the past 12 years served as a trustee and a member of the land preservation, finance and legislative issues committees. Goodley is a partner in the law firm of Byler, Goodley & Winkle PC, in Lancaster and Intercourse. The practice focuses on handling farm transfers, like-kind exchanges and estate and transitional planning for farm families.