Alltech begins North American Lecture Tour

[LEXINGTON, KY] – Alltech, a global animal health and nutrition company, will get its annual North American Lecture Tour (NALT) under way in January, visiting various locations in both the United States and Canada. This year’s theme is “Self-Sufficiency or Sustainability: Meeting Today’s Needs without Compromising Tomorrow.”

“Agriculture is at a crossroads,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president of Alltech. “We can either embrace new technology or be left behind. It is no longer good enough to produce safe and cost-effective food. The consumer is demanding that we look at our environmental impact and be accountable for our actions. While the farmers have always derived their living from the land, it is paramount that we take the next step to ensure our future—and the future of agriculture.”

The material and ideas discussed at this year’s NALT will go hand-in-hand with the topic on which Alltech based its upcoming feed symposium: “The Sustainability Principle: The Next Agricultural Imperative.”

Speakers joining Dr. Lyons on the lecture tour this year will be:

Dr. James Pierce, coordinator of monogastric research, Alltech

Dr. Ronan Power, director of research, Alltech

Dr. Karl Dawson, director of worldwide research, Alltech

Juan Gomez, North American product champion for Alltech’s NuPro®

Dates and locations for 2009 NALT are:

Jan 12

Lafayette, IN University Plaza Hotel, 9 am

Columbus, OH Blackwell, 6 pm

Jan 13

Mount Morris, NY Genessee River Restaurant, 9 am

Stratford, ON Arden Park Hotel, 3 pm

Jan 14

St. Hyacinthe, QC Hotel des Seigneurs, 9 am

Burlington, VT Sheraton Burlington, 3 pm

Jan 15

Lancaster, PA Best Western Eden, 9 am

Raleigh, NC Location TBD, 3 pm

Jan 16

Athens, GA University of Georgia, 9 am

Starkville, MS Mississippi State University, 2 pm

Jan 19

Wausau, WI Holiday Inn, 9 am

Mankato, MN Country Inn and Suites, 3 pm

Jan 20

Brookings, SD Swiftel Center, 9 am

Lethbridge, AB Sandman Hotel, 3:30 pm

Jan 21

Pendleton, OR Red Lion Inn, 9 am

Twin Falls, ID Shilo Inn, 3:30 pm

Jan 22

Fresno, CA Holiday Inn, 9 am

Clovis, NM Clovis Civic Center, 4:30 pm

Jan 23

College Station, TX Location TBD, 9 am

Springfield, MO University Plaza Hotel, 3 pm

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