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Calling All Agricultural Entrepreneurs: Alltech Challenges Delegates at U.S. Farm Innovation Series Meetings

During Alltech’s Farm Innovation Series Meetings, farmers will have the chance to hear about technologies such as Alltech’s In Vitro Fermentation Model (IFM) Lab in Brookings, SD. Using rumen fluid and a buffer system to mimic natural rumen fermentation in an oxygen-free environment, IFM measures gas production, identifies total mixed ration (TMR) inefficiencies and provides additional information on the nutritive value of the feed.

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] –There is no shortage of hot topics in agriculture today... the 2014 Farm Bill, Old Man Winter’s havoc, and increased propane prices are most likely conversations many farmers across the country have discussed the past few weeks. Global animal health leader Alltech would like to add to the dialogue as it challenges attendees to consider “What If?” during its first annual Farm Innovation Series meetings.

Taking place March 7-21, the Alltech Farm Innovation Series is expected to draw more than 1,000 farmers from across the United States. Attendees will be challenged to think outside the box and consider the possibilities of saving $20 per ton on feed costs annually, gaining more milk per pound of feed, increasing forage yields by 10 percent and achieving better fertility and lower mortality. Alltech will partner with AGCO, Big Ass Fans and Farm Credit Services of America to discuss opportunities for maximizing feed efficiency, increasing crop yield and improving overall operation profitability.

This year’s “What If” presentations include:

“It’s not only a question of ‘What If,’ but ‘Why Not?’ As industry leaders, we need to consider the growing population and explore the latest technologies to increase profitability and uphold sustainability on farm,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “With the renewed appreciation for agriculture’s key role in the health and development of the world’s seven billion people that is soon to hit nine billion, we must ask ourselves, ‘What can we do to address it now?’”

Dates and locations for the 2014 Farm Innovation Series Meetings are as follows:





Friday, March 7

St. Henry, OH


10 a.m.

Monday, March 10

Sioux City, IA

Hilton Garden Inn Sioux City Riverfront

9 a.m.

Tuesday, March 11

Brookings, SD

Swiftel Center

9 a.m.

Wednesday, March 12

Fresno, CA


10 a.m.

Monday, March 17

Glasgow, KY

Glasgow Country Club

9 a.m.

Tuesday, March 18

Cedar Falls, IA

Hilton Garden Inn

9 a.m.

Wednesday, March 19

Rochester, MN

Rochester Event Center

12 p.m.

Thursday, March 20

 Lancaster, PA

The Shady Maple

10 a.m.

Friday, March 21

 Springfield, MO

University Plaza Hotel

3 p.m.

For more information about the Farm Innovation Series Meetings, please call toll-free (855) 7ON-FARM.