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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Alltech BioScience Medal of Excellence

Chuck Zimmerman

At the opening general session of the Alltech Symposium a big award is given. This year it was presented to one of Alltech’s own. It’s the Alltech BioScience Medal of Excellence. Dr. Ronan Power, Phd, Director of Research, Alltech, is the Director of their new Nutrigenomics Center. He’s seen here receiving his award (center) with Alltech President, Dr. Pearse Lyons …

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Alltech Symposium General Session Underway

Chuck Zimmerman

The opening general session is taking place here at the Alltech Symposium. Attendees were greeted by Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear. I think we’ve got about 1,700 people from all over the world participating in “The Greenest Generation.” I conducted some interviews with several of them from different countries which I’m in the process of editing and uploading and will have …

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Alltech Fun Run

Chuck Zimmerman

The few, the proud, the brave, were out before daylight this morning to participate in the annual Alltech Fun Run. We had a big crowd of international runners doing laps around Transylvania University. I’m just now getting ready for the opening session so this is just a quick post to shame all you who slept in this morning instead of …

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Opera Superstars Featured at Alltech Symposium Dinner

Chuck Zimmerman

At this evening’s Alltech Symposium International Dinner we heard some awesome voices. For example, this young man from Atlanta was just plain unbelievable. He’s just 19 years old. He’s an example of the talent that’s being fostered by Dr. Everett McCorvey, Professor of Voice at the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre with the assistance of Alltech. He sang one song …

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IFAJ Members Attend Alltech Symposium

Chuck Zimmerman

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists has a contingent here at the Alltech Symposium in Lexington, KY. This evening we had a short reception before heading over to the Alltech Symposium International Dinner. With agriculture becoming such a global business it’s good to see “old friends” who are journalists from countries all over the world. I only wish I was …

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The First Kentucky Malt Whiskey

Chuck Zimmerman

Alltech does so many things it takes a while just to list them and understand them. A new venture is the production of “Lyons Reserve,” the first ever Kentucky Malt Whiskey. Here’s Alltech President, Dr. Pearse Lyons, presenting the first bottle to Kentucky Governor, Steve Beshear. I’d say the Governor did well at today’s Nutrigenomics Center ribbon cutting! Dr. Lyons …

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