College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference

April 4-5, 2018, Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley

The Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference (formerly the Maryland Nutrition Conference) is recognized as a premier educational event for the animal nutrition industry. Local, national, and international nutritionists share new, innovative, and practical research being conducted at universities, in industry and at government institutions. Regulatory issues and future opportunities are discussed. The program is focused on poultry, dairy, and equine nutrition.

Brought to you by the following affiliations: Maryland Feed Industry Council, University of Maryland, American Feed Industry Association, Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University, University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania - Veterinary School, USDA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, West Virginia University.  

Feed Industry Council

President: Marty Adams, Southern States
Vice President: James McNaughton. AHPharma
Treasurer: Chris Olinger, Wenger Feeds
  • John Clark, Feedworks USA
  • Clay Zimmerman, Balchem
  • Tom Buck, PHILEO-Lesaffre
  • Preston Buff, American Feed Industry Association
  • Dave Nuttle, Perdue Farms
  • Bob Moseley, DSM

Conference Committee

Coordinator: Jennifer Reynolds, University of Maryland
Chair: Marty Adams, Southern States

General Program

Co-ChairPreston BUff, AFIA
Co-ChairMarty Adams, Southern States

Poultry Program Committee 

Co-Chair: Paul Patterson, Penn State University 
Co-ChairTJ Gaydos, PHILEO-Lesaffre


  • Gina Harris, Heritage Poultry Management
  • James McNaughton, AHPharma, Inc.
  • Joe Moritz, West Virginia University
  • Chris Olinger, Wenger Feeds
  • Paul Patterson, Penn State University
  • Jennifer Timmons, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Mike Persia, Virginia Tech


Equine Program Committee

Co-Chair: Ashley Wagner, Probiotech 
Co-Chair: Amy Biddle, University of Delaware


  • Marty Adams, Southern States Cooperative
  • Amy Burk, University of Maryland
  • Tania Cubitt, Performance Horse Nutrition
  • Amy Iafolla, Triple Crown Feeds
  • Bridgett McIntosh, Virginia Tech
  • W. Burt Staniar, Penn State University
  • Ann Swinker, Penn State University
  • Carey Williams, Rutgers University

Dairy Program Committee

Co-ChairRich Erdman, University of Maryland
Co-ChairClay Zimmerman, Balchem


  • Tanya Gressley, University of Delaware
  • Rick Kohn, University of Maryland
  • Kevin Harvatine, Penn State University
  • Marie Krause, West Virginia University
  • Mike Westendorf, Rutgers University
  • John Clark, FeedWorks USA
  • Don Jaquette, ADM Animal Nutrition
  • Ian Shivas, Renaissance Nutrition
  • Matt Michonski, Cumberland Valley Analytical Services  
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