Disrupt, Don’t Fear New Ideas in Beef Production

Jamie Johansen

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference was all about causing a disruption in all forms of our life and of course in agriculture. And this includes the beef community. There was no better person to chat with when it comes to research in the beef industry than Dr. Vaughn Holder, Research Project Manager, Beef Nutrition, Alltech. A Head-Out-of-the-Sand approach, was the …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Beef

Meet the Company Building Farms in Parking Structures

Lizzy Schultz

Stuart Oda previously worked as an investment banker before serving as a co-founder of Alesca Life, a Beijing-based agriculture technology company that builds weather-proof, cloud-connected farms in order to enable local food production by anyone, anywhere. “We’ve developed technology for indoor farming, so it allows farmers to work in an environment that is far safer, cleaner, and closer to the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Food Security, Urban Agriculture

Growing Up Lyons

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Mark Lyons was a young boy in 1980 when his father, Dr. Pearse Lyons, started Alltech with an investment of $10,000. Today, the global animal health company employs more than 4700 people with a presence in 128 countries, including the rapidly growing Chinese market where Mark is based as global vice president for the company. The youngest Dr. Lyons …

AgWired Energy, Alltech, Audio

MagGrow Brings Innovation to Crop Protection

Kelly Marshall

After three years of developing products, founding member and CEO of MagGrow, Gary Wickham became part of the Pearse Lyons Accelerator just as they were ready to bring their solutions to growers. It was Wickham’s brother who discovered the need that was the mother of this invention. While working in Florida he saw serious flaws with pesticide spray. As a …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Crop Protection

Diamandis Receives Alltech Humanitarian Award

Cindy Zimmerman

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference last week featured 70 speakers, including the brightest international minds in science, agriculture, technology and business. Peter Diamandis, founder of the XPRIZE Foundation and co-founder of Singularity University, addressed attendees on disruptive innovations, highlighting that the only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing. “To stay ahead in any industry, companies and …

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Bringing Smart Farming to Aquaculture

Lizzy Schultz

Farmers across the livestock production sectors have begun to have increased access to smart farming technology on their operations, including the booming global aquaculture industry. Rully Setya Purnama is the Chief Operating Officer of eFishery, a company offering integrated feeding solution for fish and shrimp farming that allows operators to control their fish/shrimp feeding performance directly from a smartphone or …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Aquaculture, Audio, Feed

SkySquirrel Leaps Ahead in Aerial Imaging

Kelly Marshall

When Richard van der Put looked at the potential for his drone company, SkySquirrel Technologies, he found a niche in vineyards, but he also found a niche with his software. “What you see in the market is, obviously, drones are being utilized more and more by farmers, but all of our competitors are basically using the same technology on the …

aerial, Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Drones

Lighting Up Poultry Production With LED Sensors

Lizzy Schultz

Steve Parsons has been a part of the chicken industry throughout his entire life, and his company, Greengage Lighting Ltd, is using LED systems to help poultry and swine farmers further improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations. Parsons sat down with Jamie Johansen during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, where he gave a presentation on his company through …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Audio, Chicken

Agrilyst Fulfills Digital Need for Indoor Farming

Kelly Marshall

Two years ago Allison Kopf left her job of finding ways to be innovative in greenhouse spaces to start a company that would fill a gaping need she saw. While she could find many programs for outdoor crops, Agrilyst is a software program specifically created for indoor farming. The software is very specific, Kopf explains. It can be difficult to …

AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, data, specialty crops

Feeding the World With Grasshopper Protein

Lizzy Schultz

When Dror Tamir founded Hargol Food Tech, he named it after the Hebrew word for grasshopper, and that isn’t a coincidence. The company, which develops solutions to combat global malnutrition and food insecurity, is pioneering the production and processing of grasshopper-based protein sources. Tamir sat down with our Jamie Johansen during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to discuss his unique …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, Food, Food Security, Meat