Daniel Grubb, Greenup, KY, a 2012 GC alumnus who majored in chemistry and minored in physics and earned a Bachelor of Science degree, is one of five future leaders of agribusiness from Kentucky selected for the prestigious Alltech Graduate Program.
It kicked off recently at the Alltech European Bioscience Centre in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland, with the arrival of a total of 21 students, eight from North America, selected from more than 1,500 applicants from all corners of the world including the United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Estonia, Canada and the USA.
Other Kentuckians selected are Danielle Palmer, University of Kentucky; Rebecca Noble, University of Kentucky and the London School of Economics & Political Science; Bethany Brashears, University of Kentucky; Ashley Hamilton Baker, University of Auburn and the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Graduates attend two weeks of training and lectures in Alltech’s facility in Dunboyne, including presentations from staff in the facility, lectures from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and talks from Alltech’s vice presidents and directors. Afterward, the graduates will be flown to Alltech’s corporate headquarters in Lexington, KY, for another week of training.
They will then be placed in one of Alltech’s 128 global offices to spend their remaining year working on projects in the areas of animal science, aquaculture, crop science and Alltech’s consumer brands.
“I’m already a chemist, but I need to know how to network with business people and learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur,” Grubb said. “My undergraduate research was in algae so I’m hoping to work in that area in the future.”