Our Story

Driven by a Dream

Our story begins with the late Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder of Alltech. In the late 1970s, Dr. Lyons immigrated to the United States with his young family and a dream. His vision — to sustain the planet and all things living on it by applying his yeast fermentation expertise to agricultural challenges — came to life with just $10,000.

Alltech has grown to become a global leader in animal nutrition, with a presence in more than 120 countries and more than 5,000 team members who bring Dr. Lyons’ vision to life.

Our Vision for a Planet of PlentyTM

We believe that agriculture has the greatest potential to shape the future of our planet. Planet of Plenty is a vision of promise, possibility and positivity for the future. It’s our belief that a world of abundance is achievable, but it will take all of us working together.

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference is considered a global nexus of agriculture and technology. Our annual event brings more than 3,500 thought leaders from more than 70 countries to Lexington, Kentucky, every May, shining a global spotlight on the region. In 2020, we reimagined this in-person event and created the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience. Launched on May 18, the digital platform has attracted more than 22,000 people from 117 countries for an exploration of innovation, science and the next era of food production. On-demand and streaming presentations are available to anyone, from anywhere.

Focus Areas

The Pearse Lyons Cultivator identifies new technologies that align with four strategic focus areas.