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 …


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 …

Alltech, Research

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 …

Alltech, Video

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 …


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 …

Alltech, Audio

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 …

Alltech, IFAJ

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 …

Agribusiness, Alltech

Alltech Founder Dr. Pearse Lyons

Chuck Zimmerman

Alltech’s founder and President, Dr. Pearse Lyons, is holding up a gene chip. It’s what the company’s new, first-of-it’s-kind Nutrigenomics Center is all about. Dr. Lyons says that when he started his career he could only dream about the type of laboratory that the researchers here will be working in. “I, along with everyone at Alltech, am very excited about …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Technology, Video

Alltech Hosts Kentucky Governor

Chuck Zimmerman

Kentucky’s Governor, Steve Beshear was on hand this morning to cut the ribbon to open the Alltech Nutrigenomics Center. He says that he’d love to see a facility like this in every county in the state. He wants Kentucky to project an image of a state that encourages technology, industry and engineering as well as race horses and good bourbon. …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Government, Technology, Video

Alltech Opens Nutrigenomics Center

Chuck Zimmerman

Today Alltech opened the first ever Nutrigenomics Center at its headquarters in Lexington, KY. This state of the art facility will be employing 80 researchers doing cutting edge research in nutrition and genomics. Nutrigenomics is the study of the relationship between diet and gene expression. To officially open the center, a ribbon cutting was held this morning with Alltech President, …

Alltech, Research, Video