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15.12.01.00.htm 15.12.01.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 12 MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL FAIR BOARD Chapter 01 Regulations for Fairs and Shows Authority: Agriculture Article, ยง10-303(b) Annotated Code of Maryland
15.12.01.01.htm 15.12.01.01. 01 Scope.. These regulations provide qualifications and guidelines for the allocation of Maryland Agricultural Fair Board funds to agricultural organizations or youth groups.
15.12.01.02.htm 15.12.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. "Activity" means an exhibition of agricultural products and events for the purpose of education and promotion, for example, fairs, field days, community shows, exhibits, youth contests.B. "Agricultural youth group" means an organization that educates youth in the production and promotion of food and fiber, for example, 4-H, FFA, FHA.C. "Board" means the Maryland Agricultural Fair Board, a unit of the Maryland Department of Agriculture.D. "Competitive departmen
15.12.01.03.htm 15.12.01.03. 03 Application.. A. The Board only shall give financial assistance to an agricultural youth group or an organization sponsoring an agricultural activity.B. Procedure. An applicant shall submit the following to the Board:. 1) An application on forms provided by the Board at least 1 month in advance of the Board's announced allocation meeting;2) A financial statement of the activity for the previous year, if any; and.
15.12.01.04.htm 15.12.01.04. 04 Board Evaluation.. A. The Board shall decide whether to approve a qualified applicant's application for funding based upon the proposed activity's ability to meet the following criteria:1) Ability to meet community needs;. 2) Degree of agricultural promotion;. 3) Financial need;. 4) Growth and improvement of activity;. 5) Involvement of community;. 6) Organizational quality of activity;. 7) Quality of display;. 8) Size and scope of activity; and.
15.12.01.05.htm 15.12.01.05. 05 Funding Conditions.. A. Requirements.. 1) The agreement shall include a list of requirements which a successful applicant shall perform to receive Board funding.2) These requirements include the following submissions to the Board:. a) A list of its officers or committee leaders. The list shall include names, addresses, and telephone numbers.b) A list of judges for all livestock shows at least 15 days in advance of the activity.. c) A final activity report within 45 days after th
15.12.01.06.htm 15.12.01.06. 06 Allocation.. A. Before an exhibition, the Board may advance a portion of the allocation to the applicant.. B. After the exhibition, the applicant shall submit a final report of the expenditures. This report is subject to audit by the Department. Upon approval of the report, the Board shall authorize payment of the approved allocation.
15.12.01.07.htm 15.12.01.07. 07 Non-Compliance.. If a person violates these regulations, the Board may deny a current or future fund allocation..
15.12.01.9999.htm 15.12.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November 15, 1971 Regulation .03A amended effective January 25, 1980 (7:2 Md. R. 117) Regulation .04A adopted effective January 25, 1980 (7:2 Md. R. 117) - Regulations .01-07 repealed and new Regulations .01-07 adopted effective February 27, 1984 (11:4 Md. R. 318) Regulation .05A amended effective October 3, 1988 (15:20 Md. R. 2335) Regulation .05E adopted effective April 6, 1986 (13:7 Md. R. 795)
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