As Harvey’s winds died down, yet while the waters were still rising, Alltech launched Hope After Harvey to raise support for Texas farmers and ranchers, who lead the U.S. in cattle, cotton, hay, sheep and goat production.
Alltech committed to match donations made to its 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Alltech ACE Foundation. As a result of the Hope After Harvey donation response, Alltech representatives presented Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) Agriculture Research and Education Foundation with a $42,607.12 check. The funds will be used to provide support and relief to those in agriculture who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“We’re very grateful for Alltech’s donation and others like it from across the state and country,” said TFB President Russell Boening, a South Texas dairyman, farmer and rancher. “Every dime contributed to our Hurricane Harvey relief fund will go directly to the men and women who grow our food and fiber, who suffered losses when Harvey hit. Rebuilding won’t be easy, but with the generosity of companies like Alltech, Texas agriculture is sure to recover.”
Additionally, the Alltech family committed to donating $100,000 in value of animal feed and crop products, which have been distributed through dealers and Texas AgriLife Extension.
An Alltech team from the Buffalo, Texas area also spent six days near Winnie, Texas, gathering cattle in flood waters.
“We were determined that our friends in the Lone Star State would not stand alone, and we appreciate the support of many who stood with us by making donations or helping us to get products into the hands of those who needed it most,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “Our efforts will not end here. As they rebuild herds and restore fields, Texas farmers and ranchers can continue to count on our support.”