Hope after Harvey: Alltech contributes to hurricane relief efforts
More than $142,000 in financial support, product donated to Texas farmers and ranchers
(LEXINGTON, Ky.) – As Harvey’s winds died down, yet while the waters were still rising, Alltech launched Hope After Harvey to raise support for Texas farmers and ranchers, who lead the U.S. in cattle, cotton, hay, sheep and goat production.
Alltech committed to match donations made to its 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Alltech ACE Foundation. As a result of the Hope After Harvey donation response, Alltech representatives presented Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) Agriculture Research and Education Foundation with a $42,607.12 check. The funds will be used to provide support and relief to those in agriculture who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“We’re very grateful for Alltech’s donation and others like it from across the state and country,” said TFB President Russell Boening, a South Texas dairyman, farmer and rancher. “Every dime contributed to our Hurricane Harvey relief fund will go directly to the men and women who grow our food and fiber, who suffered losses when Harvey hit. Rebuilding won’t be easy, but with the generosity of companies like Alltech, Texas agriculture is sure to recover.”
Additionally, the Alltech family committed to donating $100,000 in value of animal feed and crop products, which have been distributed through dealers and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
An Alltech team from the Buffalo, Texas area also spent six days near Winnie, Texas, gathering cattle in flood waters.
“We were determined that our friends in the Lone Star State would not stand alone, and we appreciate the support of many who stood with us by making donations or helping us to get products into the hands of those who needed it most,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “Our efforts will not end here. As they rebuild herds and restore fields, Texas farmers and ranchers can continue to count on our support.”
Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech discovers and delivers solutions for the sustainable nutrition of plants, animals and people. With more than 100 manufacturing sites globally, Alltech is a leading producer and processor of yeast and organic trace minerals, and our flagship algae production facility in Kentucky is one of only two of its kind in the world.
Our guiding ACE principle seeks to develop solutions that are safe for the Animal, Consumer and the Environment. Our more than 5,000 team members worldwide put this purpose to work every day for our customers.
Alltech is a family-owned company, which allows us to adapt quickly to emerging customer needs and to stay focused on advanced innovation. Headquartered just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Alltech has a strong presence in all regions of the world. For further information, visit www.alltech.com/news.
Alltech’s Hope After Harvey campaign resulted in a donation of $42,607.12 to Texas Farm Bureau’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Pictured left to right are Brian Lawless, business development manager, Alltech; Si Cook, Texas Farm Bureau executive director/chief operating officer; Lee Pritchard, account manager for Ridley Block Operations, an Alltech company; Neil Walter, Texas Farm Bureau District 8 state director; and Randy Asher, regional sales manager for Alltech.