February 11, 2014 |

Alltech 30th International Symposium to Explore the “What If” Possibilities of Science, Ag and Nutri

The event focuses on creating forums for international discussion and exchange of ideas

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – As Alltech celebrates its 30th International Symposium from May 18-21 in Lexington, Ky., USA, it will invite its event delegates to explore the border between science and magic that genetics expert Dr. Eugenia Wang, University of Louisville, eloquently coined at last year’s Symposium. Balancing pragmatism with possibility, the 2014 Symposium will venture into the “What If” solutions that lie within science, agriculture and nutrition.
Sessions will specifically focus on Crop Science, Life Sciences, Africa, Business and Technology, On-Farm Solutions, and Opportunities with Algae and Aquaculture by delving into “What if:”
  • Farmers were more familiar with drones than tractors?
  • Bees and termites cease to exist?
  • We understood and could prevent the rise in precocious female puberty?
  • Alzheimer’s disease and adult-onset diabetes are different arms of the same disease?
  • Africa harnessed the power of its oceans and aquaculture?
  • We address the problems of inconsistent farm yields in Africa?
  • Nutrigenomics could achieve one extra pig per litter or 5,000 liters more milk per cow?
  • Fish oil could be completely replaced in a sustainable way?
  • You could get all the health benefits of salmon through scrambled eggs?
Held in Kentucky’s Bluegrass region, home to horses, bourbon and college basketball champions, the Alltech Symposium annually draws more than 2,000 delegates from 60 countries. The event, which focuses on creating forums for international discussion and exchange of ideas on a wide variety of topics, typically sees interaction among a diverse group including farmers, business people, researchers, marketers, bankers, entrepreneurs, government officials, university personnel and students, and feed and food industry experts.
Ninety-six percent of 2013 Symposium attendees surveyed indicated that they would return again and included comments such as:
  • “…at this Symposium, everything is presented in such an entertaining spirit that it made me want for the session to never end.”
  • “I love the format. I was never bored, and I was constantly moving. This was a tremendous opportunity to network.”
  • “The whole Symposium was almost like a new product development class. I can’t wait to go home and put into place the new ideas and take action.”
  • “…what I really liked was the honesty of the dialogue. People addressed my questions and I had the opportunity to speak to them.”
Registration for Alltech’s 30th International Symposium is now open and available at an early discount rate of $599 until April 10. To learn more or request an invite, visit www.alltech.com/symposium.        

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