Alltech REBELation Brings Together World on Food Issues

John Davis

This year’s Alltech REBELation Symposium brought together a diverse audience of more than 3,000 people (10,000 if you also count the half marathon before the event}. But while there was diversity, there was a lot of similarity reflecting how the world’s consumers present that two-sided coin. “Consumers are more diverse and more similar at the same time,” explained Alltech’s Dr. …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, International

Carbon Footprinting Gives a Market Edge

Jamie Johansen

No matter what business you are in, having an edge on the market only makes sense. A company’s carbon footprint is very important in today’s marketplace. Are you being a REBEL and identifying your’s? Alltech ECO2 collects farm information, calculates the carbon footprint and then helps put plans into place to reduce that footprint. Andrew Wynne, Business General Manager for …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio

Antimicrobials in Livestock – A Thing of the Past?

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Karl Dawson, Chief Scientific Officer and VP at Alltech, talked antibiotics at the recent REBELation in the beef breakout session. Companies like McDonald’s and Costco have said no to antibiotics. Is it time for the industry to be a REBEL and say no too? “The term antibiotic is somewhat controversial. I prefer to talk about antimicrobials. The use of …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Livestock

Alltech Answers Fish Oil Shortage Dilemma

Jamie Johansen

It is hard to find a more diverse company than Alltech. At their recent REBELation, breakout sessions covered topics from digital media to aquaculture. Headlining discussion on algae was, Becky Timmons, Director for Applications Research and Quality Assurance for Alltech Algae. She started with Alltech 30 years ago and also has a very diversified background. She has been everything from …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture

To Be A REBEL…Think Future

Jamie Johansen

What does it mean to be a REBEL? Aidan Connolly, Alltech’s Chief Innovation Officer said to him a rebel stood for R – Revolutionize, E – Evaluate, B – Business, E – Environment and L – Legacy. All key elements of Alltech REBELation were focused on the future. Aidan said we all need to future-proof our businesses. “The marketplace is …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio

Coach Cal Receives 2015 Alltech Humanitarian Award

Jamie Johansen

John Calipari, head men’s basketball coach for the University of Kentucky, received Alltech’s prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award for his extensive work in Haiti. Dr. Pearse Lyons presented it to him on his home court at Rupp Arena while addressing the congregation of attendees at REBELation. Known as a “dream maker,” Calipari has guided six college basketball teams to the Final …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, leadership

Changing Media ZimmCast from Alltech REBELation

Chuck Zimmerman

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

2015 Alltech Young Scientist Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

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

Chuck Zimmerman

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