Each year, Rodale Institute recognizes three outstanding individuals—a farmer, a scientist, and a business person—for their innovations and commitment to the organic industry.

The Organic Pioneer Awards fundraising dinner is an inspiring opportunity to celebrate just how far the organic movement has come and to look forward to its bright future. Join us!

September 7, 2019

611 Siegfriedale Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530

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Daytime Programming: 10AM–2PM

  • Tour the farm in a small group setting with our expert staff members and get a glimpse into our cutting-edge research
  • Enjoy an al fresco lunch alongside the Organic Pioneer awardees
  • Shop the Rodale Institute garden store and explore the farm at a stunning time of year
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Evening Programming: 6–9PM

  • Cocktail hour on the farm with a sunset wagon ride and champagne toast
  • An elegant dinner, held in our historic bank barn, made with organic ingredients sourced directly from our farm
  • Firsthand reflections from the Organic Pioneers on the past, present, and future of the organic movement
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2019 Keynote Speaker

Zach Bush MD is a triple board-certified physician with expertise in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, and hospice and palliative care. His basic science and clinical research over the last 17 years has moved from chemotherapy development to the role of the microbiome in human health. As founder and CEO of Seraphic Group, Inc. Zach has started over a dozen companies in pursuit of root cause solutions in the areas of health, energy, and ecology. Through his teams’ investigation in these areas, he has discovered that disruption of natural carbon cycles is common in all sectors.  With this unifying science, he has launched a global education campaign with the Farmer’s Footprint docuseries and non-profit, that brings consumer and corporate support to farmers prepared to transition from chemical farming to regenerative agriculture and create a healthier future.

Ticket Details

Tickets are available for groups, couples, and individuals with the option to purchase passes for both programs or just one.

For those who can’t attend—or anyone who wishes to extend a personal note to the awardees—you can purchase and customize a “tribute” note to be included in the evening program.

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For more information or to partner today, please contact Annie Brown at Annie.Brown@RodaleInstitute.org or 303-241-0282.

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