That event is the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference, or MANC.  The MANC is celebrating its 10th year of existence in 2012, and this year’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 29, at the Crowne Plaza Baltimore in Timonium, Md.

Below is the official description of the MANC:

“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.”

The slogan for this year’s conference is “Feeding for the Future.”  On the first day (March 28) there will be a General Session and Technical Symposium during the day and then a reception in the evening.  The following day (March 29) will be filled with Concurrent Programs and Poster Sessions, as well as Vendor Breaks, and of course, lunch.  As a bonus, attendees will qualify for American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) credits.

Those attending the MANC will include students, professional nutritionists, consultants, government officials, university scientists, allied industry personnel, farmers, and ranchers.  Also at the event will be our own Dan Simmons, who’s a regular attendee of the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference.

The deadline for registering for the MANC is Wednesday, March 14.  The cost to attend the two-day conference is $100.  However, one-day registration for Thursday, March 29, is available for $75.  (Anybody signing up after March 14 will be subject to late registration fees.)

Click here for complete information regarding the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference, including how to register.

Dan SimmonsDon’t forget Dan!

Email him before the conference at to let him know you’ll be in attendance.  He’s looking forward to seeing you there!

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