In addition to presenting a $50,000 check, Alltech president Pearse Lyons (right) had the chance to ham it up a little bit with former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali. (Alltech photo by Tim Webb)

Rarely does an agricultural group have the pleasure of hosting a world-renowned celebrity. It happened Tuesday when the nutrition company, Alltech, hosted former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali.

Ali and his wife, Lonnie, were on hand to receive a $50,000 check to establish the Alltech-Muhammad Ali Center Global Education and Charitable Fund.