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Source: Alltech news release

There is no shortage of hot topics in agriculture today... the 2014 Farm Bill, Old Man Winter's havoc, and increased propane prices are most likely conversations many farmers across the country have discussed the past few weeks. Global animal health leader Alltech would like to add to the dialogue as it challenges attendees to consider "What If?" during its first annual Farm Innovation Series meetings.

Taking place March 7-21, the Alltech Farm Innovation Series is expected to draw more than 1,000 farmers from across the United States. Attendees will be challenged to think outside the box and consider the possibilities of saving $20 per ton on feed costs annually, gaining more milk per pound of feed, increasing forage yields by 10 percent and achieving better fertility and lower mortality.

Alltech will partner with AGCO, Big Ass Fans and Farm Credit Services of America to discuss opportunities for maximizing feed efficiency, increasing crop yield and improving overall operation profitability.

This year's "What If" presentations include:

Increasing Feed Efficiency With In-vitro Fermentation Model (IFM) - Alltech, Inc.
More Energy Per Acre - Alltech Crop Science
What Are the Tests Telling Us? - Alltech Mycotoxin Management
Fuse Technology: Connecting Technologies That Yield - AGCO
Financing Future Growth: Trends, Opportunities, and Key Considerations for the Next 6-12 Months in the Dairy Industry - Farm Credit Services of America
How Environmental Conditions Can Affect Production - Big Ass Fans

"It's not only a question of 'What If,' but 'Why Not?' As industry leaders, we need to consider the growing population and explore the latest technologies to increase profitability and uphold sustainability on farm," said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. "With the renewed appreciation for agriculture's key role in the health and development of the world's seven billion people that is soon to hit nine billion, we must ask ourselves, 'What can we do to address it now?'"

Dates and locations for the 2014 Farm Innovation Series Meetings are as follows:

Friday, March 7:
St. Henry, OH; Romer's; 10 a.m.

Monday, March 10;
Sioux City, IA; Hilton Garden Inn Sioux City Riverfront; 9 a.m.

Tuesday, March 11;
Brookings, SD; Swiftel Center; 9 a.m.

Wednesday, March 12;
Fresno, CA; Radisson; 10 a.m.

Monday, March 17:
Glasgow, KY; Glasgow Country Club; 9 a.m.

Tuesday, March 18:
Cedar Falls, IA; Hilton Garden Inn; 9 a.m.

Wednesday, March 19:
Rochester, MN; Rochester Event Center; 12 p.m.

Thursday, March 20:
Lancaster, PA; The Shady Maple; 10 a.m.

Friday, March 21:
Springfield, MO; University Plaza Hotel; 3 p.m.

For more information about the Farm Innovation Series Meetings, please visit or call toll-free (855) 7ON-FARM.

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