Alltech's 27th Symposium Starts Sunday

May 20

Alltech's 27th Symposium starts this Sunday, May 22nd, and it is on target to be our best symposium yet. A record 2,100 attendees are on their way to Lexington, Kentucky; traveling from 72 countries and 46 U.S. States.
As usual, the speaker line up for this year is full of interesting and influential experts from ag science and agribusiness. Tom Standage, business editor for The Economist will be speaking about the impact of food and agriculture on history. His book, "An Edible History of Humanity" is an incredibly interesting account of the intertwined evolution of plants, farming and humanity.
Leaders from some of the most prominent companies in the food and agriculture industries will be speaking, including:

  • Hans Jöhr - Nestle
  • Brian Coan -  Chick-fil-A
  • J. O'Callaghan - JBS USA
  • Phillip Smith - Tyson Foods
  • Luciano Roppa - Provimi
  • Terry Coffey - Murphy-Brown
  • John Hardiman - Cobb-Vantress

The Great Debate is an annual highlight of Symposium and this year should be no different. Hans Jöhr, Tom Standage and Ben Self will tackle tough questions about Game Changing technologies and ideas that can help agriculture reach economic and environmental sustainability.
Several sessions, including An Edible History of Humanity, the Great Debate and the Alltech Young Scientist Awards, will be streamed live and on-demand. The streams will be available for desktop and handheld devices. For a full schedule of video sessions check our Symposium web site.


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