About Us

Pictured: Henry Smith (left) • 1956 • Middleville, MI

Michigan Allied Poultry Industries, Inc. (MAPI) is a non-profit statewide trade organization representing Michigan’s egg, chicken and turkey farmers and their young stock network of breeders, hatcheries and pullet growers. MAPI was formed in 1940 by Michigan poultry producers to collaborate on issues facing the industry. Seventy-six years later, we are still farmer-led and working together for the advancement and prosperity of the Michigan’s poultry industry.

HEALTHY

Michigan egg, chicken and turkey farmers are committed to providing safe, high-quality and nutritious food for consumers. This starts and ends with healthy and happy birds. Comfortable environments for birds to live in, safety from disease, predators and extreme weather are all components on Michigan farms.

ETHICAL

Our farmers take their role seriously to uphold the highest animal care standards. Through comprehensive biosecurity programs, intensive animal care and humane handling & processing, Michigan farmers ensure that their birds are treated ethically at all times.

SUSTAINABLE

Michigan poultry farms understand their role in environmental stewardship. For generations, our farmers have followed best management practices for land, air and water. Our poultry producers operate under a number of voluntary and required environmental management standards on both the state and national level.

HOMEGROWN

Our farmers live here, work here, and raise their families here. They care about their birds, their employees and their community. They are invested in the community, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because and their livelihood depends on it!

FACTS ABOUT MICHIGAN POULTRY

The Zeeland/Holland area has been a center for poultry activity for over 100 years.

In 1965 there were over 10,000 commercial poultry farms in Michigan. Today there are 45 poultry producers with 90 farms in the state (including hatcheries).

While individual poultry farms have decreased over the years, the number of birds raised in Michigan continually increases over time.

All poultry sectors—egg layers, chickens and turkeys—are projected to increase in Michigan over the next 5 years. That means crop farms and businesses that support the industry will also grow to meet the needs of our expanding farms.

The Michigan Poultry Industry Today:

EGG PRODUCERS

FARMS

LAYING HENS

BROILER PRODUCERS

FARMS

BROILERS

TURKEY PRODUCERS

FARMS

TURKEYS

Meet Allison Brink
MAPI Executive Director

A native of Caledonia, Allison has deep roots in Michigan agriculture, with more than 15 years of experience with Michigan crop and livestock farms. After receiving a degree from Michigan State University in Crop and Soil Sciences, she served as a sales agronomist with Caledonia Farmers Elevator for several years before launching an independent consulting practice in 2005.

Allison is a Certified Crop Advisor and chairs of the Michigan Certified Crop Advisor Program. She is also a Certified CNMP Provider and an NRCS Technical Service Provider. Allison has focused her consulting practice on environmental stewardship on livestock operations – including developing manure management systems plans, assisting with certification under the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program, and helping farmers comply with requirements under state and federal law.

Allison joined MAPI in 2016 and has put her passion for agriculture to work for Michigan’s poultry producers.

Allison resides in Hamilton, Michigan with her husband Brian and their four children.

MAPI Board

President
Jeff Smith
Smith’s Turkey Farms Inc.

Vice President
Doug Dreyer
West Michigan Pullets, Inc.

Treasurer
Ken Punter
Crockery Creek Turkey Farm

Secretary
Tiffany Jackson
Farm Crest Foods

Ex-Offcio
Dr. Mick Fulton, DVM
Michigan State University
Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health

Ex-Offcio
Dr. Dave Pyle, DVM
Michigan Turkey Producers

Rob Knecht
Konos, Inc.

Scott Maust
Active Feed Co.

Mohamed Mousa
Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch

Doug Patmos
Sunrise Acres Egg Farms

Cal Schipper
Schipper Eggs LLC

Zack Snider
Snider Farms LLC

Mark Tilbury
Provimi/Cargill

(not pictured: Darrin Karcher, Mick Fulton and Dave Pyle)

MAPI Committees

Executive

President
Jeff Smith
Smith’s Turkey Farms

Vice President
Doug Dreyer
M.D. Farm Supplies

Secretary
Dr. Darrin Karcher
Purdue University

Treasurer
Ken Punter
Sietsema Farms

Avian Health Advisory

MAPI Board
See board roster

Golf Outing

Cal Schipper
Schipper Eggs

Doug Dreyer
M.D. Farm Supplies

Andy Snider
Snider Farms

Frank Johndrew
Hy-Line

Winter Seminar

Dr. Mick Fulton
MSU DCPAH

Ken Punter
Sietsema Farms

Mohamed Mousa
Herbruck’s

Rob Knecht
Konos, Inc.

Jeff Smith
Smith’s Turkey Farms

Dr. Darrin Karcher
Purdue University

Internship

Mohamed Mousa
Herbruck’s

Ken Punter
Sietsema Farms

Doug Patmos
Sunrise Acres Egg Farms

Mark Tilbury
Provimi

Scott Maust
Active Feed Co.

NPIP

David A. Pyle, DVM
Michigan Turkey Producers

Rob Knecht
Konos Inc.

Dr. Mick Fulton
MSU DCPAH

Cal Schipper
Schipper Eggs

Jeff Smith
Smith’s Turkey Farms