College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

The Mid-Atlantic Consortium

The MAC In-Service Conference will be held May 27-28, 2020 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Wilkes-Barre, PA

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The Mid-Atlantic Consortium (MAC) Dairy and Beef Extension In-service Training Program has become the premier educational event for Extension agents and campus Extension specialists in states from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. This two-day training program is specifically designed for Dairy and Beef Extension field agents and includes cutting edge technical knowledge, case studies, and innovative Extension programs. Participants of this program receive a notebook, power point presentations, and the opportunity to network with peers and national experts.
Who Should Attend

The audience for this program is Dairy and Beef Extension professionals, veterinarians, and consultants in states from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The program is designed to allow for ample time for questions for speakers and interaction with Extension colleagues. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from successful programs developed by Extension practitioners and to participate in case studies.

What to Expect

A notebook is provided with the power point presentations so participants may take notes specific to ideas presented by speakers. In addition, participants will be given access to an online database which will have any PowerPoint presentations and other educational resources such as articles, worksheets, and publications related to the topics on the program.

Meeting History

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation from 1998-2002 funded the start-up of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium (MAC). The Kellogg funding for this project ended in 2002. Now the funding source is primarily through registration fees of participants and sponsorships from industry and government. The program is developed by a steering committee from 7 land-grant universities in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, plus The Ohio State University from the Midwest region.

Special thanks goes to the Conference Steering Committee:

Bob Peters University of Maryland, Chair
Dave Marcinkowski University of Maine
Gary Anderson University of Maine
Sheila Andrew University of Connecticut
Ron Kuck Cornell University
Jud Heinrichs Penn State University
Bill Shockey West Virginia University
Robert Van Saun Penn State University
Mike Westendorf Rutgers University
Mike Baker Cornell University
Joe Lawrence Cornell Univeristy
Cheryl Fairbairn Penn State University



Registration for the conference can made online or via mail. Make checks payable to the University of Maryland and mail to Racheal Slattery, Coordinator of Dairy and Beef Extension Activites.
Racheal Slattery
3101 Animal Sciences Building
8127 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742


Contact: Racheal Slattery
Beef and Dairy Extension Coordinator
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