July 5, 2021


Recipients announced for 2021 IFAJ–Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism




Alltech and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) have announced the recipients of the 2021 IFAJ–Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism.


The award recognises excellence and leadership by young agricultural journalists and was presented last month during the Alltech ONE Ideas Conference.


The recipients are Kallee Buchanan of Australia and Craig Lester of Canada.


"IFAJ shares our commitment to supporting journalists who give a voice to the farmers and producers, the innovators and change-makers, the scientists and scholars all working toward a Planet of Plenty," said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and chief executive officer of Alltech. "On behalf of Alltech, I congratulate Kallee Buchanan and Craig Lester as the well-deserving recipients of the 2021 IFAJ–Alltech International Award for Leadership in Agricultural Journalism."


This recognition honors Alltech's late founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons, who was a passionate storyteller with a great respect for agricultural journalists, Alltech said.


The award complements the Young Leader programme that Alltech co-founded with IFAJ in 2005 in support of the mentorship and education of leaders who connect agriculture to a global audience. It's also an endeavor that aligns with Alltech's vision of "Working Together for a Planet of PlentyTM", in which a world of abundance is made possible through the adoption of new technologies, better farm management practices and human ingenuity within agriculture.


"As producers throughout the food supply chain are implementing more sustainable solutions, we are in the midst of a new era in agriculture led by science, data-driven decision-making and a passionate dedication to farming with the future in mind," said Dr. Lyons. "Agricultural journalists have the ability to share these stories, and through our continued partnership with the IFAJ, we are proud to support these future leaders, who are passionate about connecting our industry to a global audience."


- Alltech