Alltech founder Pearse Lyons announced his company’s philanthropic arm will establish a program in Haiti this summer to help people there following the devastating January earthquake. The agricultural program, a component of the Alltech program of philanthropy, will include a packing and distribution center to provide employment and training.

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In addition, a health clinic and school will be built, as well as a sustainable agricultural enterprise with crop and animal production. Initially, a small dairy and goat herds will be developed with suitable housing and facilities, and an egg production unit will be established. Alltech employees will volunteer time and effort and Alltech will assist with logistics and financing.