Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference

2023 Conference:

We are excited to announce dates and location for our 2023 conference!  The Mid Atlantic Nutrition Conference will be held March 28-29, 2023 at the Wyndham Gettysburg in Gettysburg, PA. Save the date and watch this space for conference details and hotel reservation information!

We look forward to seeing everyone on March 28-29, 2023 in Gettysburg, PA

Registration for 2023 TBA

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 has historically been 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, USDA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, West Virginia University.

Registration for 2023 TBA


Hotel Information

Wyndham Gettysburg in Gettysburg, PA

95 Presidential Cir
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Reservation Information TBA

Rooms must be reserved by TBD


Student Poster Contest

2023 Information Coming, below is 2020 Information:

I highly encourage each student to submit abstracts and prepare posters to present at the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference on TBA date. This year we will again have a graduate and undergraduate competition section and each student will have an abstract made available online post-conference. Posters will be evaluated by three industry judges (one from each area: dairy, equine and poultry). The student must be present on TBA to answer questions during the morning break. This is the judging period where the posters will be evaluated for scientific merit, organization and presentation, and student knowledge of the project.

This year we are pleased to offer awards to 1st -3rd place in each division, sponsored by Cumberland Valley Analytical and MARS Equestrian. 

Carey A. Williams, Ph.D.
Equine Extension Specialist
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey


Undergraduate Division Graduate Division
1st Place: $150 1st Place: $150
2nd Place: $75 2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $25 3rd Place: $25


Posters must be from a current undergraduate or graduate student (as of TBA) in one of the participating schools: Univ. of Maryland, Penn State, Univ. of Penn, Univ. of Delaware, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, West Virginia Univ. 

Any potential posters from non-participating schools or individuals other than students will be considered based on space availability and will be considered non-competition posters.

Registration for 2023 TBA

2023 Council & Committees

2023 Council and Committees

President: John Clark, Feedworks, USA

Vice President: Marty Adams, Cargill

Treasurer: Chris Olinger, Wenger Feeds


  • Clay Zimmerman, Balchem

  • Marvin Zimmerman, Phileo-Lesaffre

  • Jeff Hardin, Perdue Agribusiness

  • Dane Schoenbaum, Zinpro

Dairy Program Committee

Co-Chair: John Clark, Feedworks USA

Co-Chair: Gonzalo Ferreira, Virginia Tech


  • Tanya Gressley, University of Delaware

  • Rick Kohn, University of Maryland

  • Kevin Harvatine, Penn State University

  • Marie Krause, West Virginia University

  • Mike Westendorf, Rutgers University

  • Clay Zimmerman, Balchem

  • Don Jaquette, ADM Animal Nutrition

  • Ian Shivas, Renaissance Nutrition

  • Matt Michonski, Cumberland Valley Analytical Services  

Poultry Program Committee

Co-Chair: Jennifer Timmons, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Co-Chair: Kate Meloche, Mountaire


  • Gina Harris, Heritage Poultry Management

  • James McNaughton, AHPharma, Inc.

  • Joe Moritz, West Virginia University

  • Chris Olinger, Wenger Feeds

  • Paul Patterson, Penn State University

  • Brian Dirks, QTI

  • TJ Gaydos, PHILEO-Lesaffre

  • John Boney, Penn State University

  • Mike Persia, Virginia Tech

  • Shawna Weimer, University of Maryland

Equine Program Committee

Co-Chair: Carey Williams, Rutgers University

Co-Chair: Tania Cubitt, Performance Horse Nutrition


  • Marty Adams, Cargill

  • Amy Burk, University of Maryland

  • Bridgett McIntosh, MARS

  • Shelly Facto, Poulin Grain

  • Ashley Wagner, Probiotech

  • Amy Biddle, University of Delaware

  • W. Burt Staniar, Penn State University

  • Danielle Smarsh, Penn State University

  • Nettie Liburt, Buckeye Nutrition