College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference

April 10-11, 2019, 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. New for 2019 is the addition of a Companion Animal session. 

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, 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-ChairPreston BUff, Vetdiet International
Co-ChairMarty Adams, Cargill


Poultry Program Committee 

Co-ChairMike Persia, Virginia Tech

Co-ChairBrian Dirks, QTI


  • 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
  • TJ Gaydos, PHILEO-Lesaffre
  • John Boney, Penn State University


Equine Program Committee

Co-ChairW. Burt Staniar, Penn State University

Co-Chair: Danielle Smarsh, Penn State University


  • Marty Adams, Cargill
  • Amy Burk, University of Maryland
  • Tania Cubitt, Performance Horse Nutrition
  • Bridgett McIntosh, MARS
  • Carey Williams, Rutgers University
  • Ashley Wagner, Probiotech
  • Amy Biddle, University of Delaware


Dairy Program Committee

Co-ChairJohn Clark, Feedworks USA
Co-ChairGonzalo 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  
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