Michigan woman wins national 4-H Award (4-30-12)
Eli Young Band won the Country Song of the Year Award at the 2012 Country Music Awards. Congratulations!
The group appeared at the MAFE Showcase just a couple of years back and were brought to us by:
Contact info: 815.943.9777, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.kleinsentertainment.com
Eastern Michigan State Fair name change (4-27-12)
Michigan State Fair surplus inventotry list
Contact email@example.com to schedule an apointment May 9 or 10, 2012 t have an opportunity to tag any of the items left at the Michigan State fair for a flat $5.00 per fair for any items. click for list
Michigan State Fair property
Governor Snyder will be signing HB 4803, April 9, 2012.
“This is an act to authorize the state administrative board to transfer or convey a certain parcel of state-owned property
of approximately 6 acres in Wayne county; to prescribe conditions for the transfer or conveyance; to create a state
fairgrounds sale advisory committee; to provide for certain powers and duties of certain state departments and agencies
in regard to the property; to provide for disposition of revenue derived from the conveyance of the property; and to
provide for the disposal of fixtures and equipment on the property.”
Also, regarding county fairs –
an amendment that states:
Sec 1 (3) The department shall attempt to dispose of surplus, salvage, and scrap fixtures and equipment on the property
described in subsection (1) by donating or selling the fixtures and equipment to county or other local fairs. The
department may dispose of as otherwise provided by law any surplus, salvage, or scrap fixture or equipment not
donated or sold to a county or other local fair. The property described in subsection (1) includes all surplus, salvage, and
scrap property or equipment remaining on the property as of the date of the conveyance or transfer.
We will now have to monitor when & how the surplus may be disposed of.
John M Campbell, Longest serving Allegan County Fair Baord member, obituary (posted Feb. 13, 2012)
Senator Debbie Stabenow applauds reversal of Farm Labor Law for Youth (posted Feb 2, 2012)
Kids can keep working on family farms under old trules.. for now (posted Feb 2, 2012)
Thomas Braun, Past-President MAFE 1984 (posted Feb 1, 2012)
Thomas E. Braun, age 73, of Fowlerville, died Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 at home. He was born April 11, 1938 to Edward Clinton and Luella E. (Goll) Braun.
He was a 1957 graduate of Fowlerville High School and served in the US Army National Guard. He was a member of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church, Rotary, the Commercial Club, Fowlerville Agriculture Society, Managed the Fowlerville Fair for over 20 years, was President of Michigan Association of Fairs & Exhibitions (MAFE) in 1984, served on the Livingston County Board of Social Services and loved trains.
Tom married Dawn Wyzlic in 1967 at Fowlerville First United Methodist Church. He owned Braun Cleaners, which was founded in 1954 by his parents, retiring in 2005.
Surviving are his wife: Dawn, 3 children: Kurt (Kristin) of Northville, Keri (Kevin) Kater of Oxford, Kami (Chris) Kargel of Fowlerville, 6 grandchildren: Tim Braun, Greg Braun, Makenna Kater, Peyton Kater, Ryan Kargel and Grant Kargel, Sister: Virginia Lehman of Kansas and brother: Gregory (Cathy) Braun of Williamston.
Services: 11AM Thursday Feb. 2, 2012 at Fowlerville First United Methodist Church with Kathy DeForest officiating.
Visitation: 2-4 & 6-8PM Wed Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.
Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: the Family Impact Center of Fowlerville or First United Methodist Church.
Niblack Funeral Home
1005 E Grand River Ave
Fowlerville MI 48836
MDARD County Fair Year End Report Forms:
- Cover Letter for Year End Report forms
- Transmittal Form Check List
- Confirmation of Fair Dates for 2012
- Annual Board & Financial Update (120 day report form)
- Annual Fair Statistics form
- County Fairs Cash Receipts & Disbursement Statement
Pure Michigan Campaign Wins 10th Mercury Award (Sept 5, 2011)
Zimmerman Named State Tourism Director of the Year (Sept 5, 2011)
Unpaid Youth Volunteers Exempt from Work Permits at County Fairs Legislation:
given To Governor Snyder for his signature at 3:54 pm July 6, 2011.
Passed the House 110-0 (6-23-11); passed the Senate 38-0 (6-30-11)
A Big Thank you to Representative Ken Goike, 33rd District and the 50 addtional Representatives that co-sponsored HB4727.
Click here to download the legislation passed. (7-6-11)
Horsemen participating in State-Funded Harness Horse Racing at County Fairs notification (7-6-11)
Presentation before the Michigan Seanate Appropriations Committee on Agriclture & Rural Development (March 15, 2011)
Please share my comments with your members and local elected officials.
Michigan’s Coggins testing requirements (March 7, 2011)
Western Michigan Fair Association Receives $10,000 Grant – The Western Michigan Fair Association has received a $10,000 grant from the Midland-based Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation for assisting with the Mason County Fairgrounds grandstand roof replacement project (Feb 21, 2011).
Lemonade Blanket Company Thank You Letter (Feb 16, 2011)
U.S. Senate Passes 1099 Repeal, The NonProfit Times (February 14, 2011)
Rural areas are priority as Keith Creagh takes helm of state Agriculture Department
Morning Sun, Feb 13, 2011
DETROIT (AP) – For Keith Creagh, a 33-year veteran of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, the chance to lead the agency as it takes on the broader mission of strengthening the state’s rural communities is allowing him to put his passion for agricultural policy back to work.
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President of the Armada Fair elected to Michigan Legislature, November 2, 2010
Ken Goike Jr, President of the Armada Fair, was elected to Michigan’s House of Representatives 33rd District.
State of Michigan website link: www.michigan.gov/smokefreelaw
Animal Health Emergency Action Plan discussion template (March 23, 2009)