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Alumni Spotlight: Josh Gordon

Released by Panhandle State Campus Communications on 06/13/2018 Josh Gordon —Courtesy photo Josh Gordon —Courtesy photo

It all started at a very young age for Oklahoma Panhandle State University graduate Josh Gordon.

“My love for Agricultural started on the farm. My grandfather’s wife passed away on my first birthday, so he and I both were looking for some attention. I spent a lot of time with him on the farm. As his health deteriorated, he would tell me what to do. He was the brains and I was the brawn. He spent a lot of time teaching me. His love for farming made me love farming.”

Gordon is currently working as a Crop Specialist for Servi-Tech, the nation’s largest crop consulting firm and agricultural laboratory. He covers territory along Highway 83 from Garden City, Kan. south to Perryton, Texas and works with farmers and cattle operations evaluating crops and giving agronomic advice.

“It is great. It is something new every week. Hardly ever are you looking for the same thing two weeks in a row. It is amazing to watch the plants grow. Being at the first field around dawn with the brisk morning air is a great way to start your day.”

Immediately following graduation in May of 2016, Gordon began the job with Servi-Tech. “It happened to be God’s plan for me and where he wanted me.”

In January, at a Professional Development Conference (PDC) in Kearney, Neb. for all the field agronomists at Servi-Tech, Gordon was named the “Outstanding New Agronomist.” In order to qualify for the award, individuals must have started working at Servi-Tech within the last 18 months and the winner is selected by a vote among all of the crop consultants.

“It was pretty humbling to be voted in by people that you work with every day without thinking about the impact you may be making helping them and the company out.”

Panhandle State Agronomy Department Head and Crops Judging Coach Dr. Curtis Bensch is a key part in Gordon getting where he is today.

Gordon is originally from Yuma, Colo. where his family still farms. During his time at Panhandle State, he played on the Baseball team and was very active in the Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) serving on the leadership team. During this time, he also met his sweetheart Abbie (Ferguson) and the couple will celebrate their first wedding anniversary at the end of this month. Abbie graduated with a Biology degree and is currently furthering her education in the Physical Therapy field.