Alltech Symposium Wrapup

Chuck Zimmerman

The Alltech International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium was another overwhelming success in terms of attendance, theme and customer interaction from a personal and professional standpoint. I missed the closing session but thanks to Alltech photographer Tim Webb we have this great shot. And thanks to Alltech blogger Debbie Hildreth, for a short summary of the last session. Alltech President …

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Defining Sustainability For Alltech Symposium

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the things we’ve learned in recent weeks is how many definitions there are for “sustainability.” The Alltech Symposium theme was The Sustainability Principle so it was our primary topic of discussion. At the Great Debate roundtable our panelists each took a turn answering the question, “How do you define sustainability? There were also asked to put that in …

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Brewing Kentucky Ale

Chuck Zimmerman

You might look at this picture and say, “That looks like a dangerous group,” but you’d be wrong. We’re just some lovable guys enjoying a frosty end-of-day beverage in the pub at Shrewsbury Hall. This is the pub next door to the Alltech Lexington Brewing Company. In the photo with me are Head Brew Master, Ken Lee (center) and Trent …

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Sustainability Questions And Responses

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the highlight sessions at the Alltech Symposium is The Great Debate. This is a roundtable discussion and featured well known panelists Michael Boehlje, Professor at Purdue University, Lutz Goedde, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Philip Wilkinson, 2 Sisters Food Group. The moderator (pictured) was Alltech Vice President, Aidan Connolly. The subject was “Sustainability – For realists or …

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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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