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Alltech challenges delegates at meetings

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. The tour will make a stop in Brookings, S.D. Tuesday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Swiftel Center. 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:

• Increasing Feed Efficiency With In-vitro Fermentation Model (IFM) – Alltech, Inc.

• More Energy Per Acre – Alltech Crop Science

• What Are the Tests Telling Us? – Alltech Mycotoxin Management

• Fuse Technology: Connecting Technologies That Yield – AGCO

• Financing Future Growth: Trends, Opportunities, and Key Considerations for the Next 6-12 Months in the Dairy Industry – Farm Credit Services of America

• How Environmental Conditions Can Affect Production – Big Ass Fans

“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?’”

For more information about the Farm Innovation Series Meetings or to register for the Brookings event, please contact the Alltech South Dakota office at 605-692-5310 or email F


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