Dr. Thaddeus Gourd, Colorado State University Extension Director for Adams County, is hanging up his “shovel and hand lens” after 40 years in ag and 20 years with CSU Extension, for – if you can believe this – the opportunity to “explore the world of retirement.”
OK, Thad, we’ll bite. But it’s a tough sandwich to chew, for sure. OnionBusiness has been blessed to work with Dr. Gourd, always grateful for his expertise and thorough response to all our questions and requests for information. We’re going to miss you, Thaddeus.
In a recent email from Thad, OnionBusiness learned of his imminent retirement and a planned roast in his honor that will take place Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. via Zoom. You can find Zoom login instructions at https://zoom.us/j/99578469667?pwd=aXOWWpvV2UONlRvOWpLcG9:eI[oZzP9#success.
On the agenda for the Zoom event are “a brief overview of Thad’s career in agriculture and serving clients, the traditional “Airing of Grievances,” stories and more. A video will be presented, chronicling the “events, people and places that shaped Thad’s career” as well as “a toast to the people I’ve had the pleasure to work with for the past 40 years,” he said.
In his invitation to attend the roast, Thad noted that Eric Hammond, horticulturist for Colorado State University Adams County, is the new interim director.