2021 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference

Student Presentation Showcase

Prizes totaling up to $1200 for each undergraduate category (literature review and original research) and up to $2250 for each graduate student division (MS and PhD) has been budgeted for the 2020 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference. In addition, each student participating, but not placing in top awards, will receive $100 for their participation. All students receive complimentary registration and lodging to the Conference; however, registration is required.

A copy of the 2021 Student Research Showcase Guidelines is available by clicking HERE. The graduate student abstract deadline is Friday, March 26 and abstracts should be sent to Dr. Adam Lock, Michigan State University.


2021 Contest:

Undergraduate: Monday, April 19, 2021, 1:30 - 5:30 pm

Graduate: Monday, April 19, 2021, 1:30 - 5:30 pm


For additional information, contact Dr. Adam Lock, Michigan State University, (517) 353-8714, allock@msu.edu.

Due to the virtual nature for this year, there will not be a formalized Undergraduate Program in 2021, other than the Undergraduate Research Showcase.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT winners of the 2021 contest:


Original Research


First Place - Maria Kloboves, Michigan State University

Second Place - Maia Machiela, Michigan State University

GRADUATE STUDENT winners of the 2021 contest:

MS Division

First Place - Ursula Abou-Rjeileh, Michigan State University

Second Place - Conor McCabe, Purdue University

Third Place - Haley Zynda, The Ohio State University


PhD Division

First Place - Kelly Mitchell, The Ohio State University

Second Place - Alycia Burch, Michigan State University
Third Place - Rebecca Klopp, Purdue University

Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference
April 19-21, 2021
Grand Wayne Center
120 West Jefferson Boulevard
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Michigan State University
Dept. of Animal Science


Michigan State University 
Dairy Extension Website

Purdue University
Dept. of Animal Science 

Purdue University 
Dairy Extension Website