IAFE - The International Association of Fairs and Expositions

See Marla Calico be a Champion of Change

IAFE President and CEO Marla Calico recently had an opportunity to be a Champion of Change by addressing Washington state's House Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee. Click here to see her discuss the impact county and agricultural fairs have on their communities.

Learn the Tools of the Trade at the Specialty Seminar

The Tools of the Trade Specialty Seminar will be held April 16-18, 2019 at the Westin Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Ind. The seminar is designed for professionals in the fields of Agriculture, Physical Plant Operations, and Year-Round Facility Usage. Regular registration prices is $300 until March 15. Attendees can also register as a combination for the Seminar and the Zone 3 & 6 meeting to save $40 per registration. A trip to Fair Oaks Farm is an optional addition during registration. For more information, including the latest schedule, click here.

Leading Change at the IAFE Management Conference

Registration for the 2019 IAFE Management Conference, to be held May 3-5 at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., is now open. Designed for upper level management, the Conference is open to all fair officials. Click here for more information, including the latest schedule.

Help support the IAFE Education Foundation

The IAFE Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization established in 2002 to support, through fund raising, the educational, charitable, research, or literacy activities in the advancement and improvement of agriculture fairs, expositions, and shows. You can help support the IAFE Education Foundation, by clicking here.

Check Out the IAFE Online Library

Have you seen the resources available to IAFE members in the IAFE Online Library? Whether you're looking for information regarding outdoor event safety or the results of the latest survey regarding compensation for fair leaders and staff, you can find it all in the IAFE Online Library.

The latest on the Igniter Discussion Forum!


Have you check out the latest topics on the Igniter forum? Fellow fair industry professionals are discussing what is on their minds and what is affecting their fair or business in real time. Here's what is being discussed now:



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