September 16th, 2021 4:30-7:30pm Gorman Heritage Farm
Join us on September 16th at Gorman Heritage Farm for our 76th Anniversary Celebration. Visit with staff, explore the farm, enjoy good food, delight in bluegrass music and bid on raffle baskets. We are pleased to welcome Lonnie Thompson as our keynote speaker at 6:15pm. Gorman Heritage Farm will provide a 1-hour activity for kids during the presentation.
The event is free to attend and the first 150 people to register by September 13th will receive a free dinner from one of the food trucks. Forgot to register or missed the registration deadline? No problem! You can still attend the event and purchase food from one of the food trucks on site.
4:30 - 6:00pm Social Hour, Band, Dinner and Time to Explore the Farm 4:30 - 5:30pm In Person Voting 6:00 - 6:15pm Welcome and Introductions 6:15 - 7:00pm Keynote Speaker, Lonnie Thompson 7:00 - 7:25pm Awards and Closing Remarks 7:25 - 7:30pm Conclusion of the silent auction
About the Location
Gorman Heritage Farm
Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122-acre nonprofit, working farm with a mission to educate about agriculture, nutrition, sustainability and the environment. The vision of Gorman Heritage Farm is to cultivate an informed, involved community dedicated to Building Healthy Futures. The values fulfilling the Gorman’s legacy are: Self-reliance, Stewardship, Service, Fun Experiential Learning and Meaningful Labor. The Farm consists of 30 tillable acres, a farmyard with a variety of animals, several gardens, 40 acres of wooded hillside, 5 miles of hiking trails and a natural pond.
Lonnie G. Thompson Biography
Distinguished University Professor, School of Earth Sciences Senior Research Scientist Director, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Lonnie G. Thompson is a Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and a Senior Research Scientist in the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University. His research has propelled the field of ice core paleoclimatology out of the Polar Regions to the highest tropical and subtropical ice fields. Observations of glacier retreat over the last three decades confirm that glaciers around the world are melting. He has published more than 260 peer reviewed papers, led 64 field expeditions, and received over 76 research grants. In 2007, he received the National Medal of Science, the highest honor the U.S. awards to American scientists. Lonnie was also named as an Environmental Hero in the Time International Magazine in 2008, in Time's Special Edition of Great Scientists in 2015, and his work on glaciers and climate change was featured in the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth.