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April 29, 2011
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The Alltech Farming Film Festival will celebrate farmers that have met tough challenges in their farming careers.

Alltech, a leading company in the animal health and nutrition industry, is launching the first Farming Film Festival, giving budding videographers the chance to tell a farmer’s game-changing story. The film festival will be held in conjunction with Alltech’s 27th Annual International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium, held May 22 to 25, 2011, in Lexington, Ky.

Following the theme of the symposium, The Game Changers, farmers and agricultural enthusiasts can submit videos that focus on an idea or technology that helps farmers meet the tough challenges in their careers.

“Emerging new media, such as YouTube and other social-media outlets, have been game changers for many in the agriculture industry,” says Pearse Lyons, PhD, president and founder of Alltech. “Sharing these game-changing stories with others ignites a new wave of hope and innovation, and that’s what we hope to do with the Farming Film Festival.”

Participants in the Farming Film Festival may enter by uploading their videos to YouTube and emailing the link to contest@alltech.com. Winners will be chosen by a panel of science and agricultural journalists based on creativity, quality of video, story interest and number of views and will be awarded up to $2,000 cash. The deadline for submission is May 13. For the official rules and information about how to participate, visit Alltech’s contest website.

Alltech’s 2011 International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium will provide animal-health professionals opportunities to attend specialized breakout sessions on topics such as aquaculture, beef, dairy, equine, poultry, pig production, traceability and communication in agriculture. All sessions will be dedicated to the open discussion of creative game-changing strategies for revolutionizing industry practices and thus redefining its future. Finalists’ videos will be shown at a film screening during the symposium and will be available to view online.



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