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Reminder – 2017 MDARD Capital Improvement Grant Program

2017-06-30T20:10:00+00:00 February 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 […]

120 Day Report documents

2016-10-05T16:51:18+00:00 September 14th, 2016|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

Materials to file fair end of year reports for 2016 are now available. Click on the documents below:
Annual report letter (PDF)
Annual_statistics (Excel)
Confirmation of fair dates 2017 (Excel)
120-day-report (PDF)
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 karlikc@michigan.gov.

 

Animal ID

2016-08-02T15:20:37+00:00 May 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.

 

Poultry Show ban lifted

2016-08-02T15:20:28+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

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 […]

Poultry Show Cancellation Information

2017-06-30T20:10:34+00:00 June 2nd, 2015|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

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.

This decision affects all poultry shows at county and regional fairs. This includes, but is not limited to shows, exhibitions, swap meets, petting zoos at fairs, game bird and waterfowl fair displays, and Miracle of Life/Miracle of Birth (hatching and live) […]

MDARD’s State Veterinarian Stops Bird Movement to Protect Health of Michigan Poultry

2016-08-02T15:20:57+00:00 June 1st, 2015|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

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 […]

Field Veterinarians Field Map

2017-06-30T20:10:36+00:00 April 28th, 2015|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

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/mdard/Map_of_Field_Veterinarians_Fair_Coverage_482827_7.pdf

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 […]

Helpful hints for MDARD Capital Improvement Grant

2017-06-30T20:11:07+00:00 October 20th, 2014|MAFE News, MDARD Update|

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.

The Capital Improvement Grant application can be found