Michigan Allied Poultry Industries (MAPI) is providing summer internships for college students in the summer of 2017. Michigan’s poultry industry has many opportunities for individuals interested in animal science, farm management, feed and nutrition, logistics, and more. Interns will receive on-farm training and learn in-depth skills.
The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is a democratic regulatory program that is in place through the USDA to safeguard the health of the nation’s poultry industry. The federal cooperative program works to prevent the introduction of dangerous and costly diseases, enhance international trade, and is utilized to apply new diagnostic technology for the improvement of poultry and poultry products throughout the United States.
PULLORUM BLOOD-TESTER CERTIFICATION
Salmonella pullorum-typhoid is a poultry disease that must be tested at all county fairs and exhibitions in Michigan as well as for importation of poultry into Michigan. If you’d like to become a tester, you must become certified through the state of Michigan. The 4-hour training, including both classroom instruction and hands-on bird handling and testing, is held every spring.
The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is an innovative, proactive program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks. MAEAP‘s mission is to develop and implement a proactive environmental assurance program ensuring that Michigan farmers are engaging in cost-effective pollution prevention practices and working to comply with state and federal environmental regulations.
As a non-profit organization, support is vital for our organization. The poultry industry faces many challenges with increasingly complex issues. Michigan Allied Poultry Industries must continue to work hard to represent Michigan’s poultry industry, keep our membership informed of the pressing issues and share the great story of Michigan poultry farms. Show your support of Michigan’s poultry industry by joining the MAPI Sponsorship Program.