Changing Media ZimmCast from Alltech REBELation

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It has been interesting to see some of the tweets and Facebook posts following my panel discussion on The Changing Face of Media during the Alltech REBELation. I was hoping a lively discussion with good audience questions would stir up some debate and feedback. In this week’s program I’m sharing interviews with Frank Mulrennan, Celtic Media Group, who moderated our …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Media, ZimmCast

High Def Corn Planting

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Via Twitter alert from Robert Frye comes, “Iowa Corn Planting In High Definition.” Robert is obviously a drone pro judging by how he commanded his quad copter to take this gorgeous video. He published it on May 11, 2015. Here’s how he described it on YouTube: A “birds-eye-view” of Jim, Matt and Jay’s 2015 corn planting. Please watch on full …

Corn, Farming, Gadgets, Planting, UAV, Video

2015 Alltech Young Scientist Awards

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During the Alltech REBELation the 2015 Alltech Young Scientist Awards were presented. Dr. Aoife Lyons, director of educational initiatives at Alltech, and Dr. Inge Russell, director of the AYS program, presented the awards. Two university students received awards in the 10th annual Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) program, the largest global contest of its kind that rewards scientific genius and experimental …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Education

The Changing Face of Media

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One of the primary seminar tracks here at the Alltech REBELation is titled, “Marketing for Business Growth.” In this track I was a panelist yesterday to talk about The Changing Face of Media. With me were moderator, Frank Mulrennan, Celtic Media Group; Peter Baniak, Lexington Herald-Leader; Matt Jones, Kentucky Sports Radio; Brian Hughes RFD-TV/Rural Media Group and Trent Loos, Loos …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Media

Kentucky Night of Fun

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After yesterday afternoon’s Alltech REBELation sessions it was time to relax and have a little fun. That fun included good food, beverage, music and dancing in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Many delegations from countries represented here got together on what they were wearing and for photos like this one of the Brazil folks. Jamie and I …

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Alltech International Dinner Entertainment

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World class singers graced the stage at the 2015 Alltech REBELation International Dinner. Of course Ronan Tynan really wowed the crowd. But let’s also enjoy the fantastic Dr. Everett McCorvey and his amazing students at the University of Kentucky. A tradition here at the Symposium is to sing My Old Kentucky Home. Dr. McCorvey did so, backed up by his …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio

Colin Powell Receives Alltech Medal of Excellence

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This morning Dr. Pearse Lyons presented the Alltech Medal of Excellence during the Alltech REBELation, a conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas in Lexington. The Medal of Excellence is Alltech’s highest distinction, awarded annually to someone of great achievement and character. Previous honorees include scientists such as Dr. Eugenia Wang for her pioneering work in microRNA and agricultural leaders …

Ag Group, Alltech