Since the first intelligible sentence was carried through telephone wire on March 10, 1876 in the rented top floor of a Boston boarding house, the world has been on a constant move to find the latest breakthroughs in technology. As Steve Jobs once said, "We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people- as remarkable as the telephone." These advances in technology will be showcased in Shaping Tomorrow's World: Path to a Profitable Future, the theme of Alltech's 2012 North American Lecture Tour. Speakers on the 24 stop tour, taking place from Jan. 11- Feb. 3, will explore how the latest technological developments can move the agriculture industry forward. The lecture tour will examine such issues as programmed nutrition, epigenitics, sales organizations, the Alltech Ag Network, social media and the implementation of algae in our nutrition program. "Change is imminent. Global demand for fuel, food and other commodities will only continue to increase as the world's population and wealth rise. We must embrace revolutions in the industry if we want to stay competitive," said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. "We believe there are some tremendous new opportunities to be seized by the ag industry, and we look forward to sharing these ideas on our 2012 Alltech North American Lecture Tour," said Geoff Frank, sales manager of North America. "To quote Steve Jobs, ‘People with passion can change the world for the better.'" Dates and locations for the 2012 North American Lecture Tour are: January 11 Burlington, Vt. Sheraton Burlington Hotel     9 a.m. St.-Hyacinte, Quebec Hotel des Seigneurs      3 p.m. January 12 Waterloo, Ontario – St. George Banquet Hall       8:30 a.m. Winnpeg, Manitoba – Canad Inns Polo Park       5 p.m. January 13 Red Deer, Alberta – Capri Centre       4 p.m. Lexington, Ky. – UK Chandler Hospital      9 a.m. January 17 Brookings, S.D. – Swiftel Center      9 a.m. Lincoln, Neb. – The Cornhusker Marriott       3 p.m. January 18 Twin Falls, Idaho – Shilo Inn      7:30 a.m. Pendelton, Ore. – Wildhorse Resort       3 p.m. January 19 Visalia, Calif. – Visalia Marriott- Convention Center     9 a.m. Clovis, N.M. – Alltech New Mexico office     3:30 p.m. January 20 Rogers, Ark. – Embassy Suites      9 a.m. Springfield, Mo. – The Tower Club      3 p.m. January 30 West Lafayette, Ind. – Purdue Memorial Union      9 a.m. Champaign, Ill. – Hilton Garden Inn      3 p.m. January 31 Ames, Iowa – Gateway Hotel and Conference Center      9 a.m. Mankato, Minn. – Country Inn and Suites       3p.m. February 1 Madison, Wis. – Monona Convention Center      9 a.m. Columbus, Ohio – The Blackwell     3 p.m. February 2 Syracuse, N.Y. – Doubletree Hotel      9 a.m. Lancaster, Pa. – Eden Resort and Conference     3 p.m. February 3 Raleigh, N.C. – The Umstead      9 a.m. Auburn, Ala. – The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center       3 p.m. For further information on the lecture tour, please visit: 12.16.2011