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Lee has published over 1300 poems in more than 300 magazines in America & abroad. Produced 9 plays, wrote the script for The Moonshine War (MGM, 1970, starring Alan Alda, Richard Widmark, etc.), & has published thousands of articles & short stories in everything from Playgirl to Mountain Life & Work.

Lee Pennnington

Poet and Film Maker

She collects, curates exhibitions, writes, lectures, & appraises fine quilts. Zegart has curated many exhibits in the U.S. & abroad, & lectures on all aspects of quilt history & aesthetics.

Namm has been written about in The New York Times, The Economist, Slate, Business Week, Scientific American, The Atlantic & more. Naam is also the multi-award-winning author of five books, including "The Nexus Trilogy" science fiction novels.

Ramez Naam

Futurist & Computer Scientist

His ability to analyze complex concepts & translate them into easily understood language has positioned him as an ambassador of some of Alltech’s most advanced technologies & their practical applications, taking him around the world as a much sought-after speaker & expert.

Dr. Richard Murphy

Research Director-Alltech European Bioscience Centre

Radke is a fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, South Dakota, who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers.

Amanda Radke

BEEF Daily Blogger, BEEF Magazine

Samantha is an Australian-based Agri-Media Specialist, having worked for such organizations as Fairfax Media, Food Miles Magazine, the Daily Telegraph, & the Glen Innes Examiner.  Based in Sydney, Townsend became the 2019 Runner-Up IFAJ Alltech International Award for Leadership.

Samantha Townsend

Australian Agri-Media Specialist

As a lifelong cattle producer, she and her husband have used technology and data for production improvement and increased profitability since the late 1980s.

Deborah Wilson

Senior Vice President-TrustBix, Inc.

Under Barker, TARC was designated as the nation’s Urban System of the Yr by the Community Transportation Association of America.

His passion for handcrafted quality is matched only by his dedication to his family. Peerless has remained in family hands for five generations, & the business is now bonded to stay in the family for at least five more generations.

Corky Taylor

Chairman & Founder of Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company

Learn the underpinnings of why Kirt walked away from a commercial real estate career, and is now solely focused on finding the humanity behind some of today’s most inspiring individuals.

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