The lure of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro and caipirinhas on the sand led many growers to enter The Grain Escape sweepstakes, which offered a grand prize of a five-night agronomic and cultural tour of Brazil. Now, Alltech Crop Science, the agronomic division of Alltech, is proud to announce the winner of The Grain Escape sweepstakes: Mr. Ray Tucker. 

The contest, which ran through December 9, 2018, was open to any grower in the United States who farmed at least 10 acres of land and was at least 18 years of age. The winner was chosen in a random drawing on December 14. 

“I am very excited to have won and am really looking forward to the trip,” said Tucker, a sixth-generation Kentucky farmer who grows tobacco, corn and soybeans. Hosted by international Alltech Crop Science representatives, he and his wife Stephanie will visit Brazilian growers to share ideas and best practices — and they will also get to take in the sights and flavors of Brazil.

For information about upcoming opportunities with Alltech Crop Science, contact your local Alltech Crop Science representative or [email protected]

About Alltech:

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 expertise in yeast fermentation, solid state fermentation and the science of nutrigenomics, Alltech is a leading producer and processor of yeast additives, organic trace minerals, feed ingredients, premix and feed.

Our guiding ACE principle seeks to develop solutions that are safe for the Animal, Consumer and the Environment. Our more than 6,000 talented 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 Join us in conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.                

About Alltech Crop Science:

Alltech Crop Science is a division of Alltech, a privately-held animal health and nutrition company. For nearly 25 years, Alltech Crop Science has been a global leader in the application of microbial fermentation and nutrigenomic research to enhance yields, reduce stress and improve health in crops. These natural, proven solutions promote sustainability, profitability and value creation throughout the food chain.