Today’s headlines seem dominated by doom, forecasting a future of inevitable and imminent disaster. At ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, however, Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech, shared Alltech’s new vision of “Working Together for a Planet of Plenty.”
“We envision a world of abundance, made possible through new technologies and management practices and the world’s most valuable infinite resource — human ingenuity,” said Lyons. “This vision calls for a new era of collaboration. A Planet of Plenty is an invitation to work together, across industry sectors and geographical boundaries, to create a place where animals, plants, and people thrive in harmony.”
Agriculture is uniquely positioned to address some of our world’s most challenging issues, including food insecurity, malnutrition, pollution of air, water and land, climate change, inequality, and energy. No other industry has the potential to have a more positive impact on the planet.
To inspire a collaborative spirit and foster ingenuity, Alltech will be sharing the compelling stories of the people and technologies making a Planet of Plenty possible. Alltech has also created an award program to honor those who are already making positive contributions through their work, either in or with the agri-food sector.
The Planet of Plenty Awards will recognize those who are furthering a world of abundance through education, talent development, nutritional and digital technologies, new management practices, innovative ideas, and human health within the agri-food sector. The eight award categories include:
“Our own journey may be unique, but if we work together, our destination can be the same: A Planet of Plenty in which there is enough nutritious food for all, the world’s resources are responsibly managed for future generations, and our people, animals and plants thrive,” said Lyons. “These Planet of Plenty Awards celebrate those who have courageously embarked on that journey and are blazing new trails.”
Awards recipients will be profiled via video and blog or podcast. Each winner will also receive a trip for two to ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE2020), held in Lexington, Kentucky, on May 17 to 19, 2020, and will be honored on the conference main stage.
The Planet of Plenty Awards nomination form is available online and is open until July 31, 2019.