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Former Tesla and Apple executive George Blankenship to receive Medal of Excellence at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference

George Blankenship will speak at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, and will receive the Alltech Medal of Excellence for revolutionizing the customer experience. Blankenship is a former Apple Computer, Tesla Motors and GAP Inc. executive.

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] — Former Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc. executive George Blankenship will receive the Alltech Medal of Excellence during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, held May 21–24. An annual event committed to inspiring innovation, the 33rd international conference is expected to draw crowds of more than 3,000 from nearly 80 countries for discussion of disruptive ideas in business, technology, food and agriculture.

The Alltech Medal of Excellence is Alltech’s highest accolade, awarded annually to someone of great accomplishment and leadership. Previous honorees include former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and Norman Borlaug, the father of “the Green Revolution.”

Blankenship is receiving the Alltech Medal of Excellence in recognition of his ability to create unrivaled customer experiences with two of the most disruptive brands of our time: Apple and Tesla.

Blankenship pioneered Apple, Tesla and GAP’s retail philosophies, transforming the customer experience. At Apple, he crafted one of the most dominant retail growth strategies in recent history, growing brand loyalty and exponential profit. Then, at Tesla, Blankenship redefined the car buying experience, moving the Tesla brand into shopping malls, something never done before by a car manufacturer.

At ONE17, Blankenship will take the main plenary stage in Rupp Arena to inspire businesses to disrupt their industry and emerge as leaders.

Registration is now open for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, held May 21–24. Visit one.alltech.com to learn more and to register. Join the conversation online with #ONE17.

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference will explore disruptions in health, wellness and food

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference will feature discussions for the food industry, medical community and the simply curious with topics ranging from disease-fighting strategies to consumer-driven disruptions.

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] — ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17), held May 21–24 in Lexington, Kentucky, will host focus sessions specifically dedicated to health, wellness and food. Food business leaders, members of the medical community and the simply curious will gather for thought-provoking discussions ranging from disease-fighting strategies to consumer-driven disruptions within the food business.

“From issues such as Alzheimer’s disease and accessible, affordable medical care to ‘free-from’ food sales, disruption is rife and it will keep pressing forward, with or without us,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech. “ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference is about equipping you to embrace disruption in such a way that you in fact become the driver of disruption in your industry. It’s about innovative, practical ideas and the inspiration to go out and make those ideas happen.”

ONE17 Health and Wellness session

  • Disrupting the Medical Hierarchy: Could big expenses and long waits become a thing of the past? SuKarne disrupted medical care in Mexico, providing 6.5 million patients across three main campuses and 52 satellite clinics with accessible and affordable care. What could we learn from their model?

  • The Zika Virus: Could we be using existing biological tools to tackle a global disease?

  • Hide and Seek: How Do We Avoid the Disruptive Messages and Protect Our Health?: Information is everywhere, but what is true? How can we trust the messages coming from “big food companies?”

  • India: Three Game Changers: India is a land of 1.2 billion people with massive opportunities yet major health problems. From two in a bed in maternity wards to a looming diabetes epidemic rooted in shifting diets that include more and more sugar, what can be done?

  • Current Knowledge and Perspectives on Alzheimer’s Disease: Where is Research Taking Us?: Where has medical research taken us in the last 20 years, and what can we expect for the future? 

  • Are Hidden Food Sensitivities Disrupting Your Well-Being?: A new world of food sensitivities is changing the way people eat. What does this mean for the health and food industries? Is food the new medicine?

ONE17 Food session

  • Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free: Are These Diets Here to Stay?: “Free-from” food sales have skyrocketed in recent years. Is this a lasting trend, and what are the opportunities?

  • Craft Beer Disrupting Supermarkets: Lessons from craft beer on how to stand out on crowded supermarket shelves.

  • Disrupting the International Marketplace: Dean & DeLuca: What lessons can we learn from this international company disrupting the food chain?

  • Supermarket Senior Center: The Millennial Perspective of Grocery Stores: What can supermarkets do to appeal to uninterested millennials?

  • Barbarians at the Food Industry Gate: How will mergers and acquisitions in food affect you?

  • Why Kitchen Tables Matter: The Lost Art of Eating: As consumers gain speed and convenience in their food choices, what’s been lost? Rediscover the hidden truths of the kitchen table and how they just might change how you eat your next meal.

For more information on the ONE17 health and wellness focus session, visit http://one.alltech.com/health-wellness, and learn more about the food focus session at http://one.alltech.com/food.

Register before May 1 to save $200 on your passport to innovative ideas at ONE17. ONE17 is approved for 7 ARPAS and 35 AAVSB RACE continuing education units.

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Business leaders will explore barrier-breaking disruption at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference

From emerging international markets to finding success through disruption, ONE17 will provide practical and innovative solutions to business barriers.

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] — ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17) is gathering top business leaders for an inside look at how to create, and maintain, a successful company. ONE17, held May 21–24 in Lexington, Kentucky, will host dedicated sessions on three of the most critical elements of any business:

emerging markets, finance and innovation.

“Businesses have the unique challenge of not only staying aware of market trends, but also staying ahead of them,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech. “ONE17 aims to give businesses the inspiration and tools to not only weather disruption, but to actively create disruption and emerge with an unparalleled competitive edge.”

Business discussion topics at ONE17 will include:

Understanding the Indian Nod and Touch for Success: A land of 1.2 billion people is open for business. How do we break through the barriers to challenge the status quo?

Vietnam: The animal feed market in Vietnam is expected to see a $10.55 billion explosion by 2020. Learn what opportunities are being created for emerging technologies and innovative practices in this disruptive industry.

Russian Disruption: Import and export bans on Russia are having a significant impact on the global market. How do we keep the volatility from impacting profitability?

Three Emerging Markets of East Asia: Between Cambodia’s economic potential, Mongolia’s steppes and pastures landscape, and Myanmar’s increasing openness to international trade, what opportunities will arise?

Acquisition Lessons: Tap into new sources of finances and bonds, and learn how to cultivate better relationships with banks.

Walmart: After disrupting the industry with an employee pay raise following five straight quarters of low sales, Walmart has caught the attention of corporate executives, business leaders and, most importantly, customers. How do you know when it is time to make a change?

Little Box Stores with Big Ideas: Discover how one of Alltech’s recent acquisitions, Cowtown, has maintained constant growth over five years and has created a $20 million business. Learn how this small company disrupted the status quo by competing in a big-league industry.

Great Britain: Life After Brexit: Now that Great Britain has disrupted the European Union, sending ripples throughout the world, what does Brexit mean for the future of science and business?

Global Business Opportunities and Feeding 9 Billion People: How are food businesses preparing for and profiting from population growth? Who ultimately pays for this?

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator and the Market for Ag-Tech: Alltech began The Pearse Lyons Accelerator in 2016, selecting 10 startups from 184 applicants to participate in a 12-week “business boot camp.” Discover the advantages of an accelerator program.

Pitchfest: The Pearse Lyons Accelerator is highlighting innovation in the agriculture industry by bringing together the best food and agriculture ventures from around the world. What does this disruption mean for the future of agriculture, and how can you be a part of it?

Who’s Who in the Zoo? Raising Money for Your Ag-Tech Startup: Where are investors putting their money? Learn about the trends in ag-tech, agri-investments and developing technologies.

Kentucky is for Startups! Why Kentucky is the Right Place for Entrepreneurs and Startups: What does the economic landscape of agriculture look like?

For more information on the ONE17 business focus sessions, visit the session pages:

Emerging Markets

Business and Finance

Acceleration of Innovation

Register before May 1 to save $200 on your passport to innovative ideas at ONE17.

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Alltech Crop Science receives first product registration in India

Natural alternatives to fertilizers could give Karnataka, India, an edge in sustainable crop management. Alltech Crop Science’s Grain-SetTM IN, a micronutrient fertilizer based on amino acid and fermentation technology, has received registration for use on grain crops in the region.

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Alltech Crop Science, the agronomic division of Alltech, has attained its first product registration in the Indian state of Karnataka. The company has registered Grain-SetTM IN, a micronutrient fertilizer based on amino acid and fermentation technology, for use on grain crops in the region.

Aman Sayed, Alltech’s director of India and South Asia, expects Grain-SetTM IN to be welcomed as a natural alternative to traditional fertilizers. Grain-SetTM IN will support Karnataka growers in the challenges they face with soil fertility and micronutrient depletion.

“It is great to have the first registration for Alltech Crop Science in India,” said Sayed. “This is just the beginning for Alltech and for our plans to support the increasing sustainability of Indian agronomy. We look forward to helping the farming community in achieving the targeted growth rate set forth by the Ministry of Agriculture, by enhancing agriculture production and productivity.”

The Grain-SetTM IN registration comes in the wake of government programs, such as the Soil Health Mission, that incentivize growers to use management practices that include soil testing and to use the results from testing to treat their crops more efficiently.

Alltech has provided solutions for India’s livestock sector since 1990. Contact the Alltech India team at india@alltech.com to learn more about how Grain-Set INTM might benefit your grain crops.

Aman Sayed, Alltech’s director of India and South Asia

Alltech expands team to support local dairy industry

Jeff Johnson – on-farm dairy specialist for Alltech

[BROOKINGS, S.D.] – Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech is proud to announce the expansion of the South Dakota regional team with the addition of on-farm dairy specialist Jeff Johnson.

Johnson is a University of Wisconsin–River Falls graduate who grew up in west central Minnesota. Currently, he lives near Grove City, Minnesota. He comes to Alltech from Land O’ Lakes, where he held multiple positions during his 35 years of experience, including milk production specialist, regional milk procurement manager, national milk quality trainer and animal care specialist. 

“Jeff is coming to Alltech with a wide range of knowledge related to proper milking procedures and animal care,” said CJ Tanderup, South Dakota regional manager for Alltech. “We are looking forward to the expertise and advice he will not only be able to give to our team, but to the dairies in the region.”

Johnson’s primary duties as an Alltech on-farm dairy specialist will include working with dairy operations to help manage and prevent health challenges in addition to conducting audits and educating producers on milk quality and procedures. The Alltech South Dakota regional team covers Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

For more information, questions or to introduce yourself to Alltech’s new on-farm dairy specialist, Johnson can be reached by phone at 1 (320) 249-1107 or via email at jejohnson@alltech.com.

Alltech expands team to support poultry industry

Dr. Dulmelis DG Sandu has joined the Alltech team as a poultry technical support services veterinarian and will be based in Georgia.

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] — Alltech is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Dulmelis DG Sandu as a poultry technical support services veterinarian. Based in Georgia, Sandu will work closely with the Alltech sales team, feed partners and customers across the United States.

“We are excited to have Dr. Sandu join our team,” said Kevin McBride, southeast regional sales manager at Alltech. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and will provide outstanding service to our poultry customers.”

Sandu received her Master of Avian Medicine from the University of Georgia Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center in December 2016. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University in Grenada in 2015 and her Master of Science with a focus on poultry nutrition from Oregon State University in 2008. 

For more information, questions or to introduce yourself to Alltech’s new poultry technical support services veterinarian, Sandu can be reached at +1-706-510-4048 or dsandu@alltech.com.