Mike Johanns on Stage Again

Chuck Zimmerman

Our former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is now running for the office of U.S. Senate and he’s still great talking about agriculture on stage. Here he is at the Alltech Symposium. The debate was for the most part very cordial. I think Johanns did a very good job of addressing the questions and talking to the issues in a very …

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The Greenest Generation Debate

Chuck Zimmerman

Right now the Alltech Symposium afternoon general session is featuring a debate with these guys pictured with Dr. Pearse Lyons (top). They are Mike Johanns, former U.S. Sec. of Ag, David Byrne, former EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection and Osler Desouzart, OD Consulting. Afterward we’ll be visiting with them in a press conference and I’ll have more for …

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Alltech Young Animal Scientist Award

Chuck Zimmerman

The winner of the Alltech Young Animal Scientist Award is Craig Louder, Utah State University. He’s pictured between Dr. Mark Lyons and Inge Russell. In addition to his first place overall award there were 4 regional winners, of which Craig is one. The others include: Asia-Pacific Bayu Mangkurat, Indonesia, Diponegoro University Europe-Africa Zhelyazko Sabev, Bulgaria, Trakia University Latin America Mateus …

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Focusing on Farm New Media

Chuck Zimmerman

I just finished doing Blogging 101 for the international ag media attending the Alltech Symposium. Thanks to Liz Broomall, Alltech intern, for taking the photo. Ignore those empty chairs. The crowd was all around there and behind Liz. I kind of rambled around on the subjects of blogging, podcasting, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. I was also very surprised to be …

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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 …

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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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