.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) “Existing dwelling” means a building, structure, or mobile home that was designated by the Foundation and a county as an existing dwelling at the time of the execution of an agricultural land preservation district agreement or agricultural land preservation easement.

(2) "Fully engaged in the operation of a farm" means the tenant is committed to an average of at least 30 hours per week over a continuous 12-month period.

(3) “Replacement dwelling house” means a residential structure that may be built in lieu of a new tenant house if the Foundation has approved the conversion of an existing dwelling house into a tenant house.

(4) Tenant.

(a) "Tenant" means an individual fully engaged in the operation of a farm.

(b) "Tenant" does not include a landowner or a person who has a financial interest in the landowner, including a shareholder interest, partnership interest, or membership interest, full, limited, or otherwise.

(5) "Tenant house" means an accessory structure in service to a farm operation, approved or designated by the Foundation to be restricted to residential use by a tenant or tenants on the property.