Alltech Young Scientist Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

The Alltech Young Scientist Award program keeps getting bigger with more entries and that means the competition level increases. This is the fourth year of the program and the awards were presented at the Symposium. The overall winner in the undergraduate category is Fan Liu of Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China who submitted a paper on HSP70 as a new …

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Alltech-Muhammad Ali Center Global Education Fund

Chuck Zimmerman

The Alltech-Muhammad Ali Center Global Education and Humanitarian Fund has been officially announced here at the Alltech Symposium. His name is one of the most recognizable in the world and the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world was on hand with his wife Lonnie. They’re seen here with Dr. Pearse Lyons after the announcement moments ago. Alltech president and …

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Freelance Blogging For Alltech

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning I had an interesting Twitter exchange on the subject of bloggers vs. journalists. I don’t see the difference really and I don’t think you can lump people into those categories as if they’re mutually exclusive. I think you’ll find plenty of “journalists” on mainstream media channels without credibility and you’ll also find plenty of blogging “journalists” with plenty …

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Alltech Europe Faring Well

Chuck Zimmerman

The Alltech blogger, Debbie Hildreth, has been busy. I will be featuring an interview with her in this week’s ZimmCast. Part of her duties include getting short video clips with attendees here at the Symposium. The first one I found in their YouTube channel is with Alltech Europe Director Marc Larousse. He answers the question: How are Alltech’s European facilities …

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Agri Aware and Alltech Announce KIDZONE

Chuck Zimmerman

KIDZONE is going global thanks to new support from Alltech. KIDZONE is an educational resource of Agri Aware, an Irish farm and food education organization. Teaching children about agriculture and food is something I think all of us here in America would like to see more of. The new KIDZONE resource is scheduled to launch later this year. I spoke …

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Alltech Where The Buffalo Roam

Chuck Zimmerman

We finished today’s Alltech Symposium out on the farm. You couldn’t have asked for more picture perfect weather which is why I took photos like this one of the buffalo. You can find a lot more in the photo album. I have a number of stories to post in the morning including an announcement by Alltech that it’s supporting a …

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Dr. Pearse Lyons Opening Remarks

Chuck Zimmerman

The opening general session at the Alltech Symposium concluded with remarks from Dr. Pearse Lyons, CEO/President and founder. Dr. Lyons remarks dealt with the subject of the financial crisis we’re in and how it ties in to the whole principle of sustainability. To start with he says a crisis calls for character and that it’s not a time for despair. …

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Alltech Medal of Excellence Presented To Dr. David Byrne

Chuck Zimmerman

During this morning’s opening session at the Alltech Symposium former EU Commissioner, Dr. David Byrne, was presented the Alltech Medal of Excellence. Normally it is presented to a scientist but this year the company decided to make the presentation to someone who has demonstrated serious leadership in the agriculture industry. Dr. Byrne, shown here (center) with Alltech’s Dr. Karl Dawson …

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Dr. Karl Dawson Opens Alltech Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The Alltech Symposium got started with an opening general session this morning. If you didn’t follow along live then don’t despair. I’ll be posting our presenters starting with Alltech’s Dr. Karl Dawson here. He started out with a definition of sustainability, “Economic, social and management practices that allow a system to meet current needs without compromising the ability of future …

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Alltech Symposium Opening Session

Chuck Zimmerman

The opening session of the Alltech Symposium is about to begin has just concluded. Our theme is “The Sustainability Principle.” I’ll be posting here and on my AgWired Live Twitter account too. You can now follow back through the session via this archived live chat. Alltech Symposium

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