120 Day Report documents – Reminder

2021-05-18T18:15:16+00:00April 15th, 2021|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

Materials to file fair 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 517-290-8114 or karlikc@michigan.gov.

 

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 […]

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 […]

Reminder – 2017 MDARD Capital Improvement Grant Program

2019-02-22T14:44:51+00:00February 6th, 2017|MAFE Events, MAFE News, MDARD Update|

Materials for the 2017 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development County Fairs Capital Improvement Grant Program are now available. Click the links below to download all grant related documents.

County Fairs Capital Improvement Grant Program
Grant Form A – MDARD Grant Application
Grant Form B – Metric Request Form

Please be sure to read the guidelines carefully before applying. A few things to note are:

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

Animal ID

2019-02-22T14:44:52+00:00May 15th, 2016|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

The Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions works closely with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to communication the proper USDA identification requirements for animals at exhibitions. Please visit the Animal Industry site here for resources on animal identification. Please contact the office of Dr. James Averill – State Veterinarian and Director, Animal Industry Division 800-292-3939 if you have specific questions.

 

2016 Heritage Award Winners

2019-02-22T14:44:52+00:00January 27th, 2016|MAFE News|

Every fair has those volunteers that for many years have been a huge part of the success of their fair.  The MAFE board awards the Heritage Award to honor our state’s outstanding long term volunteers. Fairs couldn’t last without volunteers and the special people that do it year after year need a special award to say thank you.

2016 Hall of Fame Winners

2019-02-22T14:44:52+00:00January 25th, 2016|MAFE News|

In its second year the MAFE Hall of Fame Award winners were announced at the 131st annual convention. This program is  designed to recognize the service rendered to fairs, festivals and our industry by individual who have devoted their time and talents for no less than 20 years. Recognition of this award took place during the general session at the MAFE Convention.

Inductees included Fair Officials both current and present, Associates who […]

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