May 20

Our Food Supply Chain is Changing Radically as We Innovate to Feed 9 Billion!

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Our Food Supply Chain is Changing Radically as We Innovate to Feed 9 Billion!
To feed 9 billion people by the year 2050 we know we must increase yields from existing farms, use our resources more efficiently, and reduce food chain waste – all while restricting growth of agriculture’s carbon footprint. But how? In Monday’s opening plenary session of Alltech’s 30th Annual International Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Karl Dawson, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Research at Alltech, described six facets of his vision of how advances in science and technology will radically reshape our food supply chain in the years ahead.

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May 20

Africa: Unparalleled Agribusiness Opportunities

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Africa: Unparalleled Agribusiness Opportunities
Today Africa is home to five of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. By 2050, it will be home to a quarter of the world’s population. With a land mass more than 3 times larger than that of China, it contains roughly 60 percent of the world’s uncultivated arable land! Rich resource potential coupled with an emerging consumer class. Dr. Damien McLoughlin encouraged participants to seriously consider business development opportunities in Africa, and shared important lessons for success.

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May 20

A Farming Revolution: From Drones to GPS

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A Farming Revolution: From Drones to GPS
Farming may never be the same. Pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer might not even exist on farms of the future – farms empowered by drones, high-tech sensors, and computer models, said David Hunt during the Crop Science session at Alltech’s 30th Annual Symposium. Hunt is the managing director of Comex McKinnon, an agricultural supply chain management company, and is on the advisory board of Singularity University, a Silicon Valley-based university dedicated to educating people on advancing technologies and their impact.

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May 20

I Have a Dream - Inspiring Opening to Alltech’s 30th Annual Symposium

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I Have a Dream -  Inspiring Opening to Alltech’s 30th Annual Symposium
The plenary session of the 30th Annual Alltech Symposium opened with the voices of local school children from SCAPA, Lexington’s School for the Creative and Performing Arts. With the theme of “What If?” the song that was sung so beautifully to the 2,000 gathered delegates was “I have a dream.” Dr. Lyons took to the stage to welcome his guests and asked them what their dream would be and to stop and think about their future goals.

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