Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference

2021 Conference:
Cancelled due to Covid-19

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2022

Registration for 2022 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. In 2019 a Companion Animal session was added, and we are looking forward to piloting a Sheep and Goat session in the future!

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.

Registration for 2022 TBA


Hotel Information

Location TBA

Reserve your hotel room, TBA

Rooms must be reserved by TBD


Student Poster Contest

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 April 8th 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 2022 TBA

2020 Council & Committees

Feed Industry Council

President: Marty Adams, Cargill

Vice President: James McNaughton. AHPharma

Treasurer: Chris Olinger, Wenger Feeds


  • John Clark, Feedworks USA

  • Clay Zimmerman, Balchem

  • Marvin Zimmerman, PHILEO-Lesaffre

  • Preston Buff, Vetdiet International

  • Bob Moseley, DSM

Conference Committee

Coordinator: Jennifer Reynolds, University of Maryland

Chair: Marty Adams, Cargill

General Program

Co-Chair: Preston Buff, Vetdiet International

Co-Chair: Marty Adams, Cargill

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

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  

Sheep and Goat Program Committee

Chair: Susan Schoenian, University of Maryland


  • Melanie Barkely, Penn State University

  • Brad Smith, West Virginia University

  • Dan Severson, University of Delaware 

  • Tim Mize, Virginia Tech

Companion Animal Program Committee

Chair: Preston Buff, Vetdiet International

Co-Chair: Ashley Wagner, Probiotech


  • Ashley Wagner, Probiotech

  • John Dickerson, Cargill