By CAROL RYAN DUMAS
During this year's 28th annual North American Lecture Tour, Alltech will be challenging attendees to "stay curious."
The 23-stop tour, taking place from Feb.12 through March 1, will encourage attendees to stretch beyond conventional practices and explore how the latest technological developments can move the agriculture industry forward today.
* Ideas for building and maintaining an advantage through branding in an increasingly competitive and interconnected world.
* Feeding algae, a natural, pure, sustainable source of fatty acids and high quality proteins.
* Responding to address the challenges as carbon footprint comes under the microscope.
* Nutritional breakthroughs and solutions to maximize productivity and the obstacles.
"As an agricultural industry, we are faced with increases in corn and soy prices and a rising global population to feed, all while trying to find solutions to minimize pollution and maximize traceability. Instead of waiting for someone else to solve our problems, we need to embrace these global challenges together," Pearse Lyons, Alltech president and founder, said in a press release.
"To be successful, you must adapt, have curiosity and embrace change," he said.
Dates and locations for the 2013 North American Lecture Tour in the Capital Press coverage area are:
Feb. 26: Twin Falls, Idaho, Red Lion Hotel, 9 a.m.
Feb. 27: Visalia, Calif., Visalia Marriott-Convention Center 9 a.m.