March 20, 2015

20/03/2015: Growing the crop revolution at the Alltech REBELation

Today, more than 800 million people face hunger and malnutrition. As the population grows, food production will have to increase by approximately 60 percent by 2050. How do we feed, fuel and support the growing world population? What is the hidden potential in soil? Will plants be the pharmaceutical factories of the future? Is orange juice at risk of extinction due to citrus greening? These questions and more will be explored during Crop Science: Growing the Revolution symposium at the Alltech REBELation, May 17-20 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

“Currently, 33 percent of world soils are under severe pressure from human activities, which degrade and sometimes eliminate essential soil functions,” said Dr Karl Dawson, vice president of research, Alltech.

This year the UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils, and Alltech will highlight its importance in the food chain. Soil is a non-renewable natural resource that plays a pivotal role in the agriculture industry, yet it does not have a voice.
 

http://rebel.alltech.com/

At the Alltech REBELation in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, May 17-20, Crop Science: Growing the Revolution symposium will present attendees with the opportunity to examine topics ranging from crop quality, mineral resources and the possibility of plants being the pharmaceutical factories of the future. Registration for the Alltech REBELation is open now.


VIDEO: Dr Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, offers a brief overview of the Crop Science: Growing the Revolution symposium at the Alltech REBELation, held in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, from May 17-20.

Crop Science: Growing the Revolution symposium will feature key industry leaders such as David Hunt, director, Agrilarity Limited; Duane Kristensen, general manager, Chief Ethanol Fuels Inc.; and Ron Friesen, EMF Nutrition, who will examine topics ranging from crop quality, mineral resources, feeding bioplexed minerals and harnessing the unknown antibiotics in soil. The symposium topics will include:
  • Creating Agri-preneurs: Is crop science an area waiting for young entrepreneurs? What role do drones and automation play in the future of crop production companies? 
  • It’s Your Ship: How can your agri business create and build a better team?
  • Comeback Crops: Hemp & Tobacco’s Ebola Connection: Could plants be the pharmaceutical factories of the future? Using RNA in tobacco to create vaccines to prevent and treat Ebola and cancer. 
  • Pay Dirt: Cover crops and tillage techniques for sustainable profits.  Are you providing a balanced diet for your crop?
  • Feeding for Profit: The case for feeding bioplexed minerals as nature intended. Seeing the improvements is believing.
  • In High Spirits: The world’s largest breweries and food companies are now involved in natural biostimulants. How can you increase your yield per acre?
  • Microbes at Work – Nature’s Original Internet: How to embrace bacteria and fungi to enhance crops naturally. 
  • Crop Quality & Mineral Resources: The case for feeding bioplexed minerals as nature intended.
  • Brazil’s Big Opportunities: The explosive growth of Brazilian agriculture – where does it go from here? How will rainforest preservation, soil protection and water shortages play a role?
  • The Hutterite Movement: Canada’s most successful farmers have been in existence for over 400 years. What is their secret to success?
This special symposium is part of the Alltech REBELation, an event exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas in Lexington, Ky., USA, from May 17-20. Crop Science: Growing the Revolution symposium begins on May 17. Pre-conference events include an opportunity to savor the best in brews from across the Bluegrass and around the world at the second annual Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest on May 16, and tours of Kentucky’s horse farms, bourbon distilleries and other sites are offered on Sunday, May 17, along with an international welcome dinner for all conference attendees.

Registration for the Alltech REBELation is open now.

For more information, or to request an invitation, contact a local Alltech representative, visit rebel.alltech.com or email symposium@alltech.com.

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