May 21

Student Leadership Celebrated at Alltech Student Dinner

Student Leadership Celebrated at Alltech Student Dinner Alltech Young Scientist Finalists at the Student Dinner during Symposium

Last night, students from around the globe gathered for an informal dinner that celebrated entrepreneurship and student leadership. In attendance were Alltech Ambassadors, the five Alltech Young Scientist competition finalists, and the Margin of Excellence PhD students, as well as students from numerous universities around the world. Suniti Mujumdar, Education Manager at Alltech, began the evening by discussing Alltech's educational initiatives including the new Alltech Graduate Program and the ever-growing Alltech Young Scientist competition.

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May 21

The Nutritional Revolution

The Nutritional Revolution Dr. Karl Dawson - The Nutritional Revolution

Karl Dawson is the Chief Scientific Officer at Alltech. He leads Alltech’s research efforts. Dawson described the revolutionary changes in molecular science that are now providing us with the ability to understand nutrition at the genetic level. The breakthrough that cleared the way for these developments was the human genome project. Sequencing the human genome cost roughly $3 billion - equivalent to the cost of six space shuttle launches. It took about ten years to complete and when we were done we had a basic map for the human genetic code.

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May 21

Agriculture Proud in Lexington, Kentucky

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Ryan Goodman from Agriculture Proud

Ryan Goodman from Agriculture Proud

Ryan Goodman runs the Agriculture Proud blog and is attending Symposium this week. Ryan reported about his plans for Symposium this week and will continue to post updates and highlights while in Lexington. Be sure to tune into his blog as well throughout the week for more Symposium coverage.

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May 21

#AgFuture Blogger Shawna Aakre

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Shawna Aakre on the Future of Ag

Shawna Aakre on the Future of Ag

Shawna Aakre is one of our #AgFuture blog contest winners. She shared her thoughts on the future of agriculture on our blog. All of the contest winners received a trip to our 28th Symposium to join in the discussion on the future of ag, the future of food and the future world that we will leave to our children.

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