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MAFE Fair/Festival Scholarship Application

2020-08-31T18:36:58+00:00July 28th, 2020|MAFE Events, MAFE News|

Again this year MAFE will be giving away six (6) $1,000 scholarships to outstanding youth involved in the Michigan fair industry.

  1. Each year six (6) scholarships of $1,000 may be awarded, one being the Neil Kentner memorial scholarship.
  2. Scholarship is open to applicants that are high school seniors or currently enrolled in an institution of advance learning such as a […]

Associate member scholarship program

2020-07-31T19:45:41+00:00July 27th, 2020|MAFE Events, MAFE News|

The Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions is proud to announce a new scholarship program for youths involved with a current associate member.

2020 MAFE Associate Scholarship application  (Please note this scholarship is not open to fair exhibitors. If you are a youth fair exhibitor, please visit the MAFE Fair/Festival scholarship page)

  1. Each year one (1) scholarship of $1,000 may be awarded specially for youths involved with a current MAFE Associate member. […]

2020 Year End Report – Reminder

2021-05-10T13:40:29+00:00April 3rd, 2020|MAFE Events, MDARD Update|

Materials to file fair year end of year reports for 2020 are now available. Click here to view all the documents in Google Drive. (to download a document, click on it and then select the arrow in the top right hand side)

If you have questions please contact Cinda Karlik at 517-284-5723 or karlikc@michigan.gov.

2020 MAFE Scholarship winners

2020-06-26T16:41:20+00:00January 26th, 2020|MAFE News|

Congratulations to the MAFE scholarship winners!  Each year MAFE awards five (5) $1,000 scholarships to outstanding youth involved in the Michigan fair industry. This year we received more than 90 outstanding applications.

MAFE was given the opportunity to award a sixth scholarship through a donation by the Great Lakes Ag Fair. This special award has been named the Neil Kentner memorial scholarship and will be given to one youth annually.

Scholarship recipients are:

Awianna Jackson, Shiawassee County Fair; […]

OFFICIAL SWINE ID NUES TAGS 2020

2019-10-16T19:33:40+00:00October 16th, 2019|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

For the 2020 fair and exhibition season, MDARD will continue its policy of distributing official swine ID NUES tags to fairs, free of charge, for use with exhibition swine. Swine tags can still be ordered over the phone or through email; however, we encourage fairs to place their orders by December 16, 2019. Fairs that have ordered their tags can pick them up on January 9-10 in the MDARD Resource Center at the annual MAFE convention in Grand Rapids.

To […]

yMAFE Scholarship – Deadline extended

2019-10-03T17:55:49+00:00September 1st, 2019|MAFE Events, MAFE News|

Once again the Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions Young Professional Program, yMAFE, will offer scholarships to attend a fair convention. This year yMAFE will award up to three (3) scholarships to attend the 2019 IAFE convention and two (2) scholarships to attend the 2020 MAFE convention. Click here for information, rules and application.

Applications must be received by September 17.

 

2019 MDARD Grant Programs

2019-10-03T17:56:16+00:00January 30th, 2019|MAFE Events, MAFE News, MDARD Update|

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced this year’s competitive grant cycle for the state’s county fairs to make building and other capital improvements to their fairground facilities. Additionally, grants are available for associations or other organized events hosting fairs or expositions showing livestock and commodities. Both grant proposals must be received by MDARD no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019.

The capital improvement program provides additional funds for county fair […]

IAFE Consumer Protection Program – October 13

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00September 1st, 2018|MAFE Events|

MAFE will be partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to offer an exciting training to our members.

On Saturday, October 13, we will offer the Consumer Protection Program (CPP), a program developed by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE). The CPP workshop has been recently updated to include a special section on swine influenza.

The training will be held simultaneously in East Lansing, on the MSU campus, AND in Escanaba, at the UPCAP building.

Through our partnership […]

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