The Other Dr. Lyons Talks Energy

Chuck Zimmerman

Dr. Mark Lyons is the son of Alltech founder and President, Dr. Pearse Lyons. At the press conference yesterday he kept getting referred to as the “other Dr. Lyons.” I think he’s used to it. In fact, Mark says his sister has a PhD too. Mark has been working on international projects for the company and will be heading up …

Alltech, Audio, Ethanol

Digital Signs Greet Participants

Chuck Zimmerman

I would dare say that Alltech is one of the most multi-media savvy companies I’ve worked with and I’m sure it’s because of the talent the company has invested in. I’m just proud to be working alongside them here in Lexington at their Symposium in my own little way. As an example of one thing they’re doing that is just …

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Translating The Greenest Generation

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the challenges of holding an international educational symposium is language. We wish everyone spoke English but that’s just not the case. So here at the Alltech Symposium you’ll find very talented translators in booths at the back of each session room. I’m not sure how many translators are working here but with separate concurrent session rooms for dairy, …

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Dr. Ronan Power Explains Nutrigenomics

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m just guessing that it’s not coincidence that the theme for Alltech’s Symposium is “The Greenest Generation” and it’s Earth Day. No, couldn’t be. But it is Earth Day and Alltech is talking a lot about sustainability, better environmental practices and feeding the world. One of those key speakers is Dr. Ronan Power, Alltech Director of Research, who received the …

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Irish Press Meets Buffalo

Chuck Zimmerman

This evening Alltech treated Symposium attendees to Kentucky Night which is far different than the formal International Dinner of last night. We’ve gone from opera to cowboy bbq and buffalo. These are two Irish agricultural journalist friends posing in front of where the buffalo were roaming out at Alltech ranch. The international group had some beautiful weather for Kentucky Ale …

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Alltech Symposium Press Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning we participated in a press conference after the opening general session. On stage (l-r) are Dr. Mark Lyons, who is the son of company founder Dr. Pearse Lyons, next to him, then Alltech BioScience Medal of Excellence winner, Dr. Ronan Power and Dr. Karl Dawson, Alltech Director of Worldwide Research. For those of you who couldn’t be here …

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Dr. Pearse Lyons Addresses Opening Session

Chuck Zimmerman

Dr. Pearse Lyons is the founder and the President of Alltech. This is his show and it is quite a show. I’ll have more on that later. I think I heard someone say there were less than a hundred people at the first Alltech Symposium. The fact that we’re near 1,700 here is a testament to how well marketing by …

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Alltech Symposium Participants

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the fun things I’m doing here at the Alltech Symposium is a series of video “man on the street” interviews with participants. I’ve done about 6 so far, all from different countries. I started out easy with an American from Ohio by the name of John Nesbett. Alltech Symposium Photo Album

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Finding a Seat For Opening Session

Chuck Zimmerman

There are almost 1,700 participants here at the Alltech Symposium and they all gather outside the doors before the opening general session kicks off. Then it’s a sort of rush to get to choice seats although I don’t think there’s a bad one in the facility. I was fortunate to get inside early and took a short video clip so …

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Kentucky Silk is a Fine Coffee Experience

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s called “Kentucky Silk” and it’s another innovation from Alltech. This stuff will get you going in the morning, or evening, or whenever. This morning as we arrived at the Convention Center for the Alltech Symposium we had sample. It’s a bottled product and contains bourbon and coffee. Basically you pour some in a cup, add hot water and top …

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