The Schaeffer Family settled and began farming in Fleetwood in the early 1800s. Lee is the 9th generation to farm some of this very same land today! If you’re interested in learning about the family lineage, just ask Lee or his dad, Barry. Then, pull up a seat (like a 5-gallon bucket turned upside-down) and get ready for a story or three!
Today, the Gauker Family farms about 260 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay. Today we have about 50 head of Holstein steers ranging from just a few days old to finished. Lee and Jodi welcomed the 10th generation to Gauker Farms on October 27, 2014 – Callie Anne. Together, the family works hard to raise quality beef for your family table!
Read more about us through this interview with the PA Beef Council!
To read more about our farm and how we raise our crops and steers, check out our frequently asked question section of our website.
We are proud members of Buy Fresh Buy Local Greater Lehigh Valley and Berks Southeast Cattlemen’s Association.. Jodi and Lee are former 4-H volunteers (taking some time off now until Callie is a member!), and Jodi currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Berks County Planning Commission Board, serves on the Chester County Agricultural Development Council Board, and is a member of the PA Women’s Agricultural Network. We’re also members of Berks Agricultural Resource Network (B.A.R.N.).