LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2014) — In 2013, three Kentucky universities rose to Alltech President Dr. Pearse Lyons’ challenge – for $20,000, which school team could put forward the best plan for creating jobs in the commonwealth, particularly Eastern Kentucky. In the end, it was an idea for reclaiming mountaintops with switchgrass for fuel from the University of Kentucky that reigned supreme.
This year, Alltech is seeking a business plan to capitalize on innovation in Kentucky’s food and agriculture sectors. Eleven Kentucky universities will compete in the April 26 event, where $20,000 in prizes is once again on the line.
The universities who have declared intent to participate include: Asbury University, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, Kentucky State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Pikeville and Western Kentucky University.
The competition will be conducted at the Bluegrass Community & Technical College – Newtown Campus in Lexington.
For more information, visit alltech.com.