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It’s official! ‘Tastings bill’ signed into law, allows brewers to serve samples on-site

A bill that allows Kentucky brewers to serve complimentary samples of malt beverages produced on their brewing premises was ceremonially signed into law today.   Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. Gov. Steve Beshear signed House Bill 315 at Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. The legislation was passed earlier this year by the General Assembly to encourage Alltech...

KSU and Alltech working to feed growing population expected at 9 billion by 2050

Kentucky State University and Alltech have formalized a joint research alliance to develop sustainable farming techniques and modern farming models for a global population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. Population growth requires agribusiness-technological research innovation to keep pace with the need for food and preservation of natural resources.   Alltech will invest $75,000 per year...

Lexington Youth Science Summit promotes science literacy with local businesses, youth

Middle school and high school students in Lexington will participate in the Kentucky Science Center’s annual Youth Science Summit Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Lexmark’s global headquarters.   This is the first time the center has held two summits – one in Louisville June 15 and the Lexington event. The first in Lexington was sold out after only a few weeks of...

Lexington’s 4th of July Festival offers ‘great food, great music, great fireworks’ and more

  Get ready to celebrate America’s birthday during Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival.   Fourth of July Festival Chair Donna Moloney said the festival has something for everyone. “Great food, great music, great fireworks and a great parade,” said Moloney, adviser for Governmental Initiatives for Alltech. “Bring your family and friends!”   “This is our favorite celebration...

Alltech ‘game changers’ debate role
of media, social networks in agribusiness

  With the world population continuing to grow and approach its estimated cap of nine billion people, sustainable agriculture and the growth of the food industry has become increasingly vital.   And the media may play a role in solving this future crisis, said three “game changers.”   On Tuesday — the second full day of its 27th annual “Game Changers” International Animal Health...