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 World Tour

We are transforming our annual Alltech ONE Conference (ONE) in 2023 into a series of international events that will invite collaboration on the greatest challenges facing the agri-food industry.  

Instead of welcoming the world to our home in Lexington, Kentucky, as we have done for the past 38 years, the Alltech ONE World Tour will bring the ideas and inspiration of our ONE conference to communities throughout the world. More people than ever will get to hear from experts on global, regional and local market trends in agriculture, business, health and nutrition.


Focus Areas

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