Andrew Brekveld from Thunder Bay, Ontario, will represent Canada at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference as one of the winners of the “My Farm. My Future.” contest
[GUELPH, Ontario] – Farmers are continuously adapting to changes in technology, markets and the weather, battling the constant unknown while working hard to ensure a future for their farm and to feed a growing world.
The Alltech “My Farm. My Future.” Facebook contest offered producers the opportunity to create a video that shared their farm’s story and their plans for the future for a chance to win a trip to ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, held in Lexington, Kentucky, May 21–24, 2017. The selected finalist videos were posted on Alltech’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/AlltechNaturally) for public voting.
It was a tight race, right down to the wire with enthusiastic participants, and the votes were so close that a second-place prize was added for Andrew Brekveld from Thunder Bay, Ontario.
- Andrew Brekveld, Woodstar Farm (dairy producer), Thunder Bay, Ontario: 2nd place trip package to Lexington, Ky. for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. He is focused on improvements and innovations for the future of his farm, including cow comfort and producing high quality Canadian milk. (Watch video)
“In no other business is future-planning more important than in farming. Yet, at the same time, in no other business is it as difficult as it can be within agriculture with its myriad variables,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “We’re proud to salute these forward-thinking farmers for sharing their ideas and inspiring us with their stories of how they are ensuring the future of their farm and, indeed, all of our futures as a hungry, growing world.”
Registration is now open for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, held in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, from May 21–24. The annual international conference draws more than 3,000 attendees from nearly 80 countries to network and discuss world-changing ideas. For more information or to register, visit one.alltech.com. Join the conversation online with #ONE17.
Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech discovers and delivers solutions for the sustainable nutrition of plants, animals and people. With more than 100 manufacturing sites globally, Alltech is a leading producer and processor of yeast and organic trace minerals, and our flagship algae production facility in Kentucky is one of only two of its kind in the world.
Our guiding ACE principle seeks to develop solutions that are safe for the Animal, Consumer and the Environment. Our more than 5,000 team members worldwide put this purpose to work every day for our customers.
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