Alltech's first annual Algae conference got underway in Lexington, Kentucky today. The morning session featured presentations from some of Alltech's leading researchers on the characteristics and potential uses of algae. There are roughly 800,000 species of algae, which vary greatly in form, function and chemical composition.
Dr. Pearse Lyons, President and founder of Alltech, and Jim Host were honored recently by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Lyons and Host were the first recipients of the Chamber's Commonwealth Legacy Award for their leadership on two projects that have had an enormous impact on Kentucky.
It's more important than ever for the ag industry to tell its story. The Animal Agriculture Alliance is committed to doing just that. Sarah Hubbart was at their booth during the International Poultry Exposition talking to people about the alliance and its mission.