Click here for a copy of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Animal Drug testing Supplies 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 […]
Materials to file fair end of year reports for 2016 are now available. Click on the documents below:
Annual report letter (PDF)
Confirmation of fair dates 2017 (Excel)
Annual board and financial update 16 (Word)
Transmittal form-2016 (Word)
Financial statement-120 day report (Excel)
If you have questions please contact Cinda Karlik at 517-284-5723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Michigan Poultry Exhibition and Swap Meet Ban Lifted
For immediate release: December 23, 2015
Media contact: Jennifer Holton, 517-284-5724
LANSING – Today, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development lifted the statewide ban on poultry exhibitions. MDARD implemented the ban as a precautionary measure in June 2015 in response to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak happening across the U.S.
MDARD evaluated the disease risk and current national status and decided it’s appropriate to lift the […]
On June 1, 2015, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) issued a statement cancelling all poultry shows and exhibitions held in Michigan as a precaution against the spread of avian influenza.
MDARD’s State Veterinarian Stops Bird Movement to Protect Health of Michigan Poultry
Due to the potential for highly pathogenic avian influenza, 2015 poultry exhibitions are canceled throughout the state
Lansing – Today, after much deliberation and consideration with the Michigan Association for Fairs and Exhibitions (MAFE), Michigan 4-H leadership and the Michigan Allied Poultry Industry, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s State Veterinarian Dr. James Averill made the difficult decision to cancel all […]
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has created a map to show the current coverage areas for fairs/exhibitions by Animal Industry Division (AID) field veterinarians, see this link:http://michigan.gov/documents/
Last year, MDARD field veterinarians were able to visit 45 county fairs. This year MDARD has intentions of trying to make it to at least 60 county fairs.
MDARD AID field veterinarians will try to be available […]
Looking for a few helpful hints when filling out your MDARD County Fairs Capital Improvement Grant Program? Do you have some questions? Searching for strong grant ideas?
Check out the Common Questions for the County Fair Capital Improvement Grant Program document. This documents highlights common questions other fairs have asked, provides examples of strong/weak grant options and questions to keep in mind when filling out the your grant application.