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Dr. Kyle McKinney

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Dr. Kyle McKinney

Vice President of Innovation

Dr. Kyle McKinney serves as vice president of innovation at Alltech. In this role, he leads the company’s innovation strategy and guides Alltech’s efforts to accelerate promising new technologies and services that deliver science-backed breakthroughs for customers and advance Alltech’s Planet of Plenty™ purpose.

McKinney previously served as global director of the Alltech Enzyme Management global platform, which is focused on animal performance and feed efficiency. He also worked for three years in Costa Rica on a project that focused on utilizing the Alltech Crop Science portfolio to control crop disease and reduce chemical applications. It also allowed the team located there to establish a fermentation lab to evaluate more sustainable microbial solutions for disease control.  

McKinney also worked with the Alltech applications research program for more than a decade and was part of Alltech’s Farm of the Future project from 2007 to 2008. Additionally, he and his team designed Alltech True Check™, an in vitro digestion system developed to evaluate diets and the impacts of feed technology in monogastric animals.  

McKinney received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural biotechnology from the University of Kentucky, his master’s degree in brewing and distilling fermentation technology from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, and his Ph.D. in agricultural biotechnology, which focused on the development of microbial fermentation systems to produce complex enzymes to improve monogastric feed and nutrition, from Harper Adams University.