Press Releases

Global Ag Leaders to Share Stage at Alltech Symposium

[Lexington, KENTUCKY] - Three of the world's top agricultural policy makers will come together to address feed, food and fuel issues as part of Alltech's 24th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium to be held April 20-23, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky USA.

Mike Johanns, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); David Byrne, former EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection; and Osler Desouzart, president of OD Consulting in Brazil, will take the stage to inform delegates of green solutions to consumer safety, energy and environmental concerns based on the perspective of his portion of the world. Secretary Johanns, Commissioner Byrne and Mr. Desouzart will present their ideas to 2,000 agricultural delegates from over 85 countries.

"It is a great honor for Alltech to host three industry luminaries as part of our Symposium," said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. "I have no fear that our delegates will walk away from the discussion with an increased global perspective of the most important issues facing our industry."

Alltech's 2008 Symposium will incite delegates - including experts from around the globe - to redefine the industry as a leader of the 'Greenest Generation' by rethinking technology and business practices. The Symposium will also urge delegates to find constructive ways in which we, the agriculture industry, can respond to the green revolution. For more information, log on to

Alltech will host its 24th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, focusing on the 'Greenest Generation', April 20-23, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.