Rules and Regulations
Of The Putnam County Agricultural Society
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS Article I – Name Section 1. This organization shall be known as The Putnam County Agricultural Society. Article II – Object Section 1. The object of the Society shall be to promote agriculture, horticulture, better livestock, domestic science, mechanical and industrial interests and general community betterment. Article III – Membership Section 1. Any resident of Putnam County of legal voting age may become a member of the Society by purchasing a membership ticket. Section 2. A certificate of membership shall be issued to each qualified person who pays the required fee. Said certificate shall be filled out and preserved. All receipts shall be numbered consecutively. Section 3. No person shall pay for or secure more than one membership certificate, and that for himself or herself. No membership certificate shall be issued to corporations, organizations, partnerships or firms. Section 4. A list of members shall be kept in the office of the Secretary, and open to public inspection at all times. Section 5. Membership certificate may be purchased from December 1 until noon on the First Day of the Fair. Section 6. The Society membership year shall be from December 1 until November 30 of the current year. Section 7. The annual membership meeting shall be held on the second Tuesday of December of each year. Article IV – Board of Directors Section 1. The Board of Director shall consist of twenty (20) members, one member from each township of the county and one member from each of the five (5) districts-at-large of the county and shall be elected for a term of three (3) years and so arranged that the terms of one third (1/3) of the directors shall expire annually. District one (1) is to consist of Monroe, Perry, and Monterey Townships. District two (2) is to consist of Liberty, Ottawa, and Pleasant Townships. District three (3) is to consist of Van Buren, Blanchard, and Riley Townships. District four (4) is to consist of Greensburg, Palmer, and Union Townships. District five (5) is to consist of Jennings, Jackson and Sugar Creek Townships. Terms of Directors-at-Large will be elected for three years. Section 2. In the event that a township has a vacancy and no one from that township declares their candidacy for the office of Director for that township, the Board of Directors may appoint from any township, within that District-at-Large, a member to serve for said township for one year. Said appointee may run for the remainder of the term and a term thereafter unless a member from said township declares their candidacy. In the event no appointee can be found within that District-at-Large, then the appointee may come from any township within the County. Section 3. The term of office of the retiring Directors shall expire and that of the Directors elect shall begin at the regularly scheduled meeting in December. Section 4. Any member of the Board failing to meet with said Board for three consecutive meetings duly called without satisfactory excuse to the Board, thereby vacates their office, which vacancy shall be filled as in other cases of vacancy. Section 5. Members of the Agricultural Society must declare their candidacy for the office of director of the Board of Directors of the Society by filing with the secretary of the Society, a petition signed by ten or more members of the Agriculture Society who are residents of the county, at least seven days before the annual election is held. Only regularly nominated candidates, who must have met the filing requirements will be eligible for election as a director. Blank petitions shall be furnished by the Agricultural Society and shall be obtained from the secretary of the Society. Section 6. The president of the Society shall appoint three judges and two clerks who are members of the Society, but not candidates for election to conduct the elections of directors and declare the result thereof. Candidates may witness their count either personally or by proxy. The judges of election shall have the membership roll and verify the rights of all persons to vote before issuing ballots. The other copy shall be mailed to the Ohio Department of Agriculture within ten days after said election. The casting of votes for directors by proxy is not permitted. Section 7. The following oath (or affirmation) shall be used by competent authority in inducting newly elected directors into office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Ohio, laws of Ohio and the rules and regulations of the Department of Agriculture of Ohio, pertaining to Agricultural Societies and to the best of my ability perform the duties of Director of the Putnam County Agricultural Society, so help me God.” Section 8. The Board of Directors shall prepare an itemized statement of receipts and expenditures for the year. Said statement is to be signed and sworn by the secretary and treasurer and approved by the majority of the Board of Directors. A summary of same shall be published in a newspaper which has general circulation in the county not later than January 10. Section 9. The annual election of Directors of the Society shall be by ballot, at the Secretary’s office or other designated place on the fairgrounds on the sixth day of the fair, unless the sixth day falls on Sunday, then it shall be held on the fifth day of the fair each year. Section 10. Each director must represent the Putnam County Agriculture Society at a district OFMA meeting or other board approved meeting each term. Article V – Organization Section 1. The Board of Directors shall at a regularly scheduled meeting, in August of each year, elect a president, a vice-president and treasurer and such other officers as it may deem proper to serve one year and until their successors are elected and qualified. Section 2. All officers shall be elected from the membership of Board except secretary and treasurer, who may or may not be members of the Board of Directors. The election of officers shall be by ballot. Section 3. Nominations for president, vice-president and treasurer will be accepted at the July meeting. Nominations must be accepted by nominee. Nominations will be taken from the floor at the August meeting. Nominations must be accepted by the nominee. Article VI – Amendments Section 1. The Constitution of By-Laws of the society shall not be amended except by a majority of votes of the membership voting at the annual meeting of the membership of the society. Amendments to the Constitution of By-Laws may be proposed by: a) A majority of the Board of Directors at a scheduled meeting voting in favor or placing an amendment on the ballot; or b) Filing a petition with the secretary of the Society at least 14 days prior to the annual meeting of the membership of the Society. Said petition must set forth the proposed amendment and be signed by not less than 25 members of the Society. Said amendment shall be published in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the county no less than three but not more than ten days before it is to be voted on. When more than one amendment shall be submitted at the same time, they shall be submitted as to enable the members to vote on each amendment separately. c) To be elected to a PCAS director’s position, any person interested must; have been a member of the PCAS for two years and have attended at least two meetings before they can apply for a board position. Note: this will not affect new members before 2025. Article VII – Compensation Section 1. The compensation of Board members shall be fixed by the Board in accordance with the rules of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Section 2. The Board of Directors shall fix the date of the annual exposition of the Society, subject to the approval of the Ohio Director of Agriculture. Article VIII – Purpose Clause Section 1. The Putnam County Agricultural Society is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations described under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Article IX – Dissolution Clause Section 1. Upon the dissolution of the Putnam County Agricultural Society, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by a court of competent jurisdiction in Putnam County, Ohio, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization(s), as said court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes. BY-LAWS THE PUTNAM COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Article I – Quorum Section 1. For the transaction of business, any eleven members of the board shall constitute a quorum. Article II – Duties of Officers Section 1. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the Board, use such authority as the best interest of the Society may require and exercise such other duties usually incumbent upon such officer. Year December 1 to November 30. Section 2. It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to assume all the duties of the President in the event of his absence or vacancy of office, and assist the President in any manner necessary for the success of the Fair. Section 3. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a list of all members of the Society, she/he shall collect money from all sources, pay over the same to the Treasurer, taking her/his receipts for same and submit a detailed statement of the Fair at such time as designated by the Society Board of Directors. She/ he shall make out a report to the State Department of Agriculture, as required by said department, keep a correct account of all receipts and expenditures of money, pay all bills after they have been approved by the parties contracting, or by the proper committee, record the minutes of all meetings and with the finance and auditing committee pay premiums awarded, give a satisfactory bond, and attend to all business connected with this office. Article III – Committees Section 1. The Board of Directors may appoint an executive committee of not less than five members from their own number who shall have charge of the management of the business and affairs of the Society in the interim between the meetings of directors with power generally to discharge the duties of the Board of Directors, but not incur debts, excepting for current expenses unless specifically authorized. They shall at all times act under the direction and control of the Board of Directors and shall make report to the same for their acts, which shall form a part of the records of the Society. The president, vice-president, and treasurer shall be members of said executive committee. Section 2. The standing committees shall be appointed not later than the annual meeting for the revision of the premium list, by the president, vice-president and treasurer. Articles IV – Duties of Committees Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Auditing, Finance & Budget Committee to inspect and audit the accounts and of its findings report to the Board of Directors, said reports to show itemized statement of receipts and expenditures for the year. Section 2. It shall be the duty of the Grounds and Buildings Committee to see that the buildings, fences and other property are kept in proper repair, to oversee the erection of new buildings and any other improvements upon the grounds, and employ a suitable person as custodian of the grounds, according to the direction of the Board. Section 3. The duties of their standing and special committees shall be defined in the resolution authorizing their appointments. Article V – Duties of Superintendents Section 1. The Superintendent of Gates shall appoint ticket takers to the end of the greatest good to the Society. Section 2. The Superintendent of Departments shall grant space, oversee the arrangements of exhibits to the greatest advantage in making them neat and attractive. Section 3. The Superintendent of Classes shall have charge of their respective classes, secure competent judges to place the awards, record any decision of the judges to place the awards, record the decision of the judges in the proper class book and have a general oversight of class or classes. Article VI – Order of Business Section 1. a. Roll Call b. Reading and approval of adoption of minutes c. Bills and accounts d. Unfinished business e. New business f. Report of special committees g. Report of standing committees h. Report of officers i. Miscellaneous business j. Appointments k. Adjournment Section 2. These by-laws may be temporarily suspended at any meeting by a majority vote of the board. Article VII – Protests Section 1. All protests shall be made in writing and filed with the Directors of Agriculture within 60 days following the Putnam County’s Annual Fair. All protests shall be a complete statement of facts pertaining to the violation constituting the charge made against the Society. Protests must be signed by all members of the protesting group and each person signing shall have full knowledge of all facts and allegations set forth in the protest and be able to support them with affidavits when requested by the Department of Agriculture. All protests will be publicly heard at a time set by the Director of Agriculture. All interested will be notified of the date and place of hearings and full opportunity afforded to present evidence relevant to the protests; however, only those questions submitted in the protest will be considered in the hearing, said party failing to appear shall forfeit all rights to the matter under consideration. Article VIII – Bond Section 1. The secretary shall give bond to be approved by the Board of Directors in the sum of $20,000; the treasurer to give like bond in the sum of $20,000. The expenses of said bond to be paid by the Agricultural Society. Article IX – Meetings Section 1. The regular meeting of the Board of Directors shall be the first Tuesday of the month at the Fairgrounds or a designated place. Section 2. Special meetings may be held when necessary, at the call of the president or at the call of the secretary upon the written request to secretary by not less than three members of the Board of Directors. Section 3. Written notice of special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be delivered personally to each director or sent to each director by mail, telegram, cablegram, or radiogram at least two days before the meeting. Such notice, however, may be waived by any director either before or after the meeting. The notice need not specify the purpose of the meeting. Section 4. Individuals requesting to speak during the hearing of the public will receive 5 minutes for their presentation and if needing more time, they must receive approval from the board. Next, Guests are not to interrupt a board meeting, and guest proposals will be decided on either right away, during the new business, or at the next meeting. Also, when a committee needs time to decide on the proposal, that Committee will meet and have their decision by the next board meeting. Finally, any disruptive persons wave their rights to attend meetings and the board has the right to remove them. Article X – Alcohol Sales Section 1. The Putnam County Agricultural Society shall authorize the sale of intoxicating beverages by permit holder at a Society event and receive proceeds from these sales. MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATES ISSUES Membership and membership fees: Members of county agricultural societies must be residents of the county in which the county agricultural society is organized. The annual membership fee shall be fixed by each society or its board of directors and paid to the secretary or treasurer as its by-laws direct. A printed certificate of membership shall be issued to each member who pays the required fee, and said certificate shall be issued from a book in which duplicate stubs of same shall be properly filled out and preserved. All certificates shall be numbered consecutively. No person shall pay or secure more than one membership, and that for himself or herself. The secretary of each society shall send the name and address of each member of the board of directors to the Secretary State Board of Agriculture within ten days after the election. A list of the members shall be kept in the office of the Secretary of each society and open to public inspection at all times so as to afford convenient information to any resident of the county. 1. A membership ticket is $30.00 to the Fair each day. Gives holder membership in the Society and entitles him or her to vote for directors for that year. Tickets may be purchased from the Secretary’s office or the Extension office. 2. Admission – Gates open 7:00 a.m. For each person 10 and over, gate admission will be $8. *4-H, FFA and Advisors passes are free. 3. Each township having five or more members is entitled to one director. 4. Games of chance or any immoral exhibition of any kind will not be tolerated. ENTRIES 5. All special rules at head of each class void the general rules. All non-livestock county exhibitors must purchase a $30.00 membership ticket. All non-livestock non-county exhibitors must purchase $30.00 season ticket. 6. Livestock entries open 1st Monday of June. Entries close last day of fair at 6:00 p.m. Other departments – see department and class. No entry accepted after closing date. An entry may be rejected. Competition, unless limited by special rule, is open to all. Make entries early. No entry changed unless stated. 7. When the entry of an article or animal is recorded in the books of the Secretary, no changes will be permitted. 8. All entry fees must be paid to the Secretary at the time of making entry. 9. Entry must be in owner’s name. 10. Animal or article compete for one premium only except matches, herd, pair, stallion and get, mare and get, championship and special shows. 11. Diseased stock excluded. 12. All exhibits except market livestock see department and class for release time. Premium will be forfeited if entry taken before release time. 13. Pure bred animals must be recorded or eligible. Come prepared. First prize winner eligible for champion show. PREMIUM FORFEITED 14. Superintendents and judge must report disrespect shown by exhibitor. Such conduct forfeits premiums. 15. Exhibits not shown as superintendent directs. 16. Barren animals barred. 17. Livestock to be on grounds by 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 18, 2023. 18. The board shall have full control over all exhibits and privileges. 19. No argument with exhibitor. No second premium unless stated. No unworthy exhibit eligible. No premium cards to exhibits not listed in catalog. Know and observe the rules. JUDGES 20. When you award a ribbon or card, see that right entry number is recorded in Superintendent’s book. Sign book on each page which your awards have been recorded. Permit only Superintendent, groom or regular assistant in show ring or awarding space. Protect your own and the reputation of the fair, while in our service. 21. Premiums payable on or before December 1, 2023. Premiums may be prorated by board on account of bad weather or other causes beyond the control of the Board. Special notice: Checks to be cashed within (30) days or it becomes void. STALLS 22. Stalls are assigned by Superintendent in charge and must be cleaned out by exhibitor and put in manure pit at end of fair. 23. No ribbons or cards of other fairs displayed until awards are made. PROTESTS 24. Protests must be made in writing filed with Secretary within one day after award or premium, and plainly state grounds of protest. 25. Protests must be accompanied with payment of $100.00 If protest is sustained, the money will be refunded. The board may hear the protest at its pleasure after giving due notice to person(s) involved. 26. Policing of Grounds. To be done by Sheriff Association. Police will escort from grounds all persons using vulgar or profane language. Patrol all nights. May be required to do any kind of work on grounds while on duty as police. 27. Disobedience of orders from Chief of Police will forfeit pay and cause discharge. The chief will fully advise all persons serving as policemen of the terms and conditions of these rules. Police reliefs on duty day and night during the Fair. All board members to be sworn in as special police. MISCELLANEOUS 28. The Board of Directors of the Putnam County Agricultural Society will, to the best of their ability, safeguard persons, livestock and articles on the grounds, but will not be responsible for injuries, damage, disease or loss. 29. All board members who employ assistance will furnish such employees with a copy of these rules and that the employees will be expected to govern themselves accordingly. 30. Fair Board Election will be held in Ottawa, Ohio at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 24, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the Grandstand. 31. No persons will be permitted to be in show ring except Judge, Exhibitor and Fair Officials. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS 32. The exhibition at County or Independent Fairs of any animal affected with any contagious, infectious or communicable disease is prohibited. 33. The management assumes no responsibility in case of loss or damage to livestock from any cause and reserves the right to cause examination to test deemed necessary or condition in any animal or animals exhibited. 34. The veterinarian is authorized and empowered to cause the removal from the buildings and grounds of any and all animals failing to meet the health conditions herein specified. 35. All health certificates as provided hereafter shall be submitted to the veterinarian and any animal or animals for which the required evidence of health is now presented in advance and found to be satisfactory, will not be released for stall assignment. CAMPER PARKING AT THE PUTNAM COUNTY FAIR 1. Junior and Senior Exhibitors are not required to stay on the fairgrounds overnight. 2. All Junior Fair Livestock exhibitors staying overnight must have an identification card. 3. All exhibitors and concessionaires will be required to stay in areas designated for their use. 4. No one is authorized to park until assigned a specific area by Director in charge. 5. All campers & trailers must have parking permit before parking or you will be towed away at your expense. Please display in window of camper or on tent so it is visible. 6. All exhibitors must fill out camping form stating the occupants and ages of those staying in camper or tent. 7. The following fee schedule will apply: A. Concessionaire Camper or Tent Parking Permit: $200.00 for 2021. B. Jr. & Sr. Fair Exhibitor Camper/Tent Permit: $250.00 for 2021. Comes with 2 week passes 8. All 2023 camping spots must be paid in full by Thursday, June 22, 2023. Any spots unpaid by Friday, June 23, 2023 will be considered open. Camping spots are NONtransferable. Camping spots are NONrefundable. 9. General camping rules: A. No campfires B. No deep fryers C. No animals in camping area D. No tie outs by campers E. No unauthorized golf carts, 4-wheelers, motorcycles, mopeds, etc. allowed on grounds at any time. F. No dogs at campsites, except service dogs G. Must have 30 amp extension cords, or will be unplugged H. No dumping of gray or black water 10. Trash must be placed in proper trash barrels at the edge of your campsite by the road for garbage pickup. 11. Campsite must be left in the same condition as prior to the fair; this includes removal of all trash. 12. Campsites will be policed daily. 13. All campers must remain on the designated camping spot until 8:00 AM Sunday, June 25, 2023. 14. Camping privileges may be revoked for violation of any of the above rules or at the discretion of the PCAS. Fines may be imposed at the discretion of the PCAS. 15. To camp at fair: must have kids in 4-H, be active 4-H advisor or active staff 16. No vehicles in camp site 17. No loud parties or music 18. Only 1 camper or tent per spot 19. No Generators at the electric spots. 20. Quiet Hours 11pm to 7am 21. Anyone that needs grey/ black water pumped out contact a board member Directors-in-charge: Dale Schulte – Junior Fair Camping Nathan Meyer – Concessionaire Camping FIRE SAFETY GUIDELINES Fire extinguishers provided in all vendor’s trailers and/or tents (food service, games, etc.) must be tagged and serviced annually. Cooking exhaust hood fire suppression systems must be tagged and serviced annually. Vending trailers (food service, games, etc) must have ground rod placed in earth with grounding wire from trailer to ground rod. Overloaded electrical outlets – devices used to accept several electrical cords from one outlet will not be permitted – powered strips rated for outdoor use (GFI) are acceptable. Any extension cords used in barns or other buildings must be U.L. Approved heavy duty type and must first be plugged into a fused power strip at the electrical receptacle. No Christmas Lights. No open burning. No smoking permitted in all buildings, barns and shelters. Parking – vehicles parked over night must not be parked in a manner that obstructs drives. Drives must be clear to allow for fire and EMS apparatus access. 2023 SEASON/OHIO’S LIVESTOCK HEALTH EXHIBITION RULES For corrections and/or additions after print, all rulings of the Ohio Revised Code will be Followed! 901:1-18-01 CHAPTER’S APPLICATION (A) Animals listed in this chapter when moved or imported into Ohio for exhibition purposes only shall comply with the requirements of this chapter and when in compliance with the provisions of this chapter shall, with the exception of rules governing movement and importation of quarantined animals, be exempt from any other rules governing movement within or importation into Ohio. (B) Animals moved within or imported into Ohio for any purpose in addition to exhibition shall meet all movement and import requirements of Chapter 901:1-17 of the Administrative Code. 901: 1-18-02 DEFINITIONS As used in this chapter: (A) “Exhibition” means any public show of animals which is sponsored by or under the control of an Ohio county or independent agricultural society organized under chapter 1711. of the Revised Code; or the Ohio State Fair; or which is assembled for a period which exceeds thirtysix hours or contains animals of origins other than Ohio. (B) “Certificate of veterinary inspection” means a form from the state of origin which has been issued and completed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian attesting to the health status and identification of an animal listed thereon. (C) “Approved veterinarian” means any licensed and accredited veterinarian approved by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, or an employee of the Ohio Department of Agriculture or the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services. (D) “Licensed and accredited veterinarian” means a person who is licensed by the state of Ohio to practice veterinary medicine and who is certified by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, to be an accredited veterinarian. (E) “Residue” means any poisonous or deleterious pesticide governed by 40 C.F.R. 180, any poisonous or deleterious substance governed by 21 C.F.R. 109.6, or any other substance governed by 21 C.F.R. 556. (F) “Contagious or infectious disease” means any disease, including any foreign animal disease, or vector, capable of transmission by any means from a carrier animal to a human or to another animal and includes dangerously contagious or infectious diseases. (G) “Tuberculosis accredited free herd” is one that has passed at least two consecutive annual negative official tests for tuberculosis in accordance with the “Uniform Methods and Rules – Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication”, and has no other evidence of bovine tuberculosis. 901:1-18-03 EXHIBITIONS: SANITATION, INSPECTION and RECORDS (A) Each entity sponsoring an exhibition shall have in attendance an approved veterinarian for the duration of the exhibit. (B) Each entity sponsoring an exhibition shall: (1) Immediately, prior to an exhibition and under the direction of the approved veterinarian, thoroughly clean and disinfect each building, pen, stall, ring or other enclosure in which animals are to be quartered for exhibition; (2) Have the approved veterinarian: (a) Examine the certificate of veterinary inspection when required for an animal brought to the exhibition; (b) Inspect within a reasonable time of arrival each animal brought to the exhibit for symptoms of any infectious or contagious diseases; (c) Daily inspect each animal present at the exhibition for symptoms of infectious or contagious disease. (3) Maintain a record for one year from the date of the exhibition of each animal present at the exhibit. The record shall contain the name and address of the owner of each animal and the species and breed of the animal. (4) May order the immediate removal of any animal which in the opinion of the approved veterinarian places other animals at unacceptable risk of disease. (C) An exemption from the requirements of paragraph (B) (1) of this rule may be requested from the department and will be granted when, in the judgment of the department, cleaning and disinfection will serve no purpose. By way of example only, cleaning and disinfection will generally serve no purpose in a newly constructed building that has never been occupied. 901:1-18-04 EXHIBITORS (A) No person shall present for exhibition or exhibit an animal which he knows or has reason to suspect is affected with or has been exposed to a dangerously contagious or infectious disease or residue. (B) The owner or bailee of an animal with symptoms of an infectious or contagious disease shall, when directed by an exhibition official, the approved veterinarian, or an employee of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, immediately remove the animal from the exhibition premises. (C) Upon request, each person who presents for exhibition or exhibits an animal, shall make available any certificate of veterinary inspection, registration certificates, vaccination certificate, and other documents to exhibition officials, the approved veterinarian or an employee of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. (D) Each person who presents for exhibition or exhibits an animal for which a certificate of veterinary inspection is required by rules 901:1-18-01 to 901:1-18-11 of the Administrative Code shall forward a copy of the certificate of veterinary inspection to the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s division of animal industry. 901:1-18-05 POULTRY and FOWL (A) All turkeys, chickens and gamebirds moved within or imported into Ohio for exhibition must: (1) Originate directly from a flock or hatchery which is a participant in the national poultry improvement plan for the eradication of disease and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirements of this paragraph; or (2) Originate directly from a flock which has had a negative test for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease within twelve months preceding the opening date of exhibition and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph; or (3) Have had a negative test for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease, within ninety days, preceding the opening date of the exhibition and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph; or (4) Be tested for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease upon arrival at the exhibition by a tester approved by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and found negative. (B) The rapid whole blood test shall not be used to test turkeys for compliance with the requirements of paragraph (A)(2),(A)(3) and (A) (4) of this rule. (C) Waterfowl, doves and pigeons are exempt from this rule. 901:1-18-06 CATTLE (A) Cattle moved within Ohio for exhibition: (1) The animals presented for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease. (B) All cattle imported into Ohio for exhibition must: (1) Be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued within thirty days preceding the opening date of the exhibition; (2) Originate from a tuberculosis-accredited free herd, an accredited free state or zone, or a modified accredited advanced state or zone; (3) If originate from a modified accredited state or zone must comply with Rule 901:1-17-03 of the Administrative Code; (4) If originate from an accreditation preparatory or a non-accredited state or zone are prohibited from exhibition; 5) If from a brucellosis class A state or area/zone must be negative to an official brucellosis test within thirty days of the opening date of the exhibition unless: they are under six months of age, steers, or official vaccinates under twenty months of age (dairy) or twenty-four months of age (beef); and (6) If from a brucellosis class B or C state or area/zone must meet all requirements for pre-entry testing as specified in 9 C.F.R. 78.9 and obtain an Ohio permit prior to movement. (C) Cattle from a brucellosis certified free herd or class free state or area/zone are not required to be brucellosis tested. 901:1-18-07 GOATS (A) Goats moved within Ohio for exhibition: (1) The animal presented for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease. (2) All sexually intact animals and any wether eighteen months of age and older must be identified with an official identification as defined in rule 901:1-13-04 of the Ohio Administrative Code. (B) Goats imported into Ohio for exhibition: (1) Must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued within thirty days preceding the opening date of the exhibition; (2) The animal presented for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease; and (3) The owner and the veterinarian must attest to the following statement written on the certificate of veterinary inspection “the goats in this shipment are not known to be under any movement restrictions because of scrapie.” (4) Originate from a tuberculosis accredited free herd as defined in rule 901-18-02 (G) of the Administrative Code for bovine tuberculosis eradication; or (5) Originate from a bovine accredited free state or zone, or a bovine modified accredited advanced state or zone; or (6) Originate from a bovine modified accredited state or zone must comply with Rule 901:1-17- 06 of the Administrative Code. (C) If originate from a bovine accreditation preparatory or a bovine non-accredited state or zone are prohibited from exhibition. 901:1-18-08 HORSES, MULES AND PONIES (A) Horses, mules and ponies moved within Ohio for exhibition: (1) If not under quarantine and if they are free of any signs of a contagious or infectious disease; and (2) If the animal is twelve months of age or older, the exhibition manager may require that the animal has been tested and classed negative to an official test for equine infectious anemia within twelve months of the opening date of the exhibition. (B) Horses, mules and ponies imported into Ohio for exhibition: (1) Shall be accompanied by an official certificate of veterinary inspection issued within thirty days of the opening date of the exhibition or obtain a permit for extended time granted by the chief of the division of animal industry as authorized in paragraph (C) of rule 901:1-17-01 of the Administrative Code; and (2) If the animal is twelve months of age or older, it shall be accompanied by evidence the animal was negative to an official test for equine infectious anemia within twelve months of the opening date of the exhibition; and (3) Upon request by an authorized representative of the Ohio department of agriculture, the person responsible for each animal must make available a chronological list of dates, places and events attended by this animal within thirty days prior to entry into Ohio. 901:1-18-09 SHEEP (A) Sheep moved within Ohio for exhibition: (1 )The animal presented for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease. (2) All sexually intact animals and any wether eighteen months of age and older must be identified with an official identification as defined in rule 901:1-13-04 of the Ohio Administrative Code. (B) Sheep imported into Ohio for exhibition: (1) Must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued within thirty days preceding the opening date of the exhibition; and (2) The animal presented for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease; and (3) The owner and the veterinarian must attest to the following statement written on the certificate of veterinary inspection “the sheep in this shipment are not known to be under any movement restrictions because of scrapie.” 901:1-18-10 SWINE (A) Swine moved within Ohio for exhibition (1) At a terminal show must: (a) Show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease; and (b) Originate from a county which sixty days prior to the exhibition opening date had no pseudorabies quarantined herds; and (c) Have no breeding swine present and all swine removed are delivered for immediate slaughter or to a licensed livestock facility. (d) Notwithstanding any other provisions of these rules, the manager or sponsor of the exhibition may, prior to permitting the exhibition of any porcine animal at a terminal show require proof, for example a VS form 4-33, animal disease diagnostic laboratory submission form, or a certificate of veterinary inspection, the animal has been tested and classed “negative” to an official test for pseudorabies within fortyfive days immediately preceding the opening date of the exhibition. (2) At all other shows, must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued within forty-five days preceding the exhibition opening date; and Must be negative to an official pseudorabies test within forty-five days of the exhibition opening date unless: (a) They originate immediately and directly from a pseudorabies qualified herd; or (b) Are suckling pigs accompanying a negative dam; or (c) They originate from a pseudorabies vaccinated herd and meet the following conditions: (i) The herd has had a negative monitored test within twelve months, and (ii) The swine presented for show are negative to a pseudorabies differential test; or (3) Will be exempt from the requirement of a certificate of veterinary inspection if they originate immediately and directly from a stage V area and show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease. (4) Are exempted by a written permit issued by the department. (B) Swine imported into Ohio for exhibition: (1) Must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued within thirty days preceding the exhibition opening date; and (2) Be negative to an official pseudorabies test within thirty days of the exhibition opening date unless: (a) They originate immediately and directly from a stage V area or from an area or country recognized by United States department of agriculture, animal plant health inspection service, veterinary services as pseudorabies free; or (b) They originate immediately and directly from a pseudorabies qualified herd and have not been previously exhibited this show season; or (c) Are exempted by a written permit issued by the department. (C) Swine moved within or imported into Ohio for racing shall: (1) Be separated at all times from any other swine on the exhibition grounds by the greatest distance reasonably possible; and (2) Be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued within thirty days preceding the opening date of the exhibition; and (3) Be negative to an official pseudorabies test within thirty days of the exhibition opening date unless: (a) They originate immediately and directly from a stage V area or from an area or country recognized by United States department of agriculture, animal plant health inspection service, veterinary services as pseudorabies free; or (b) They originate immediately and directly from a pseudorabies qualified herd and have not been previously exhibited this show season; (c ) Are exempt by written permit issued by the department. (4) Be exempt from the immediate slaughter requirement of paragraph (A)(c) of this rule. 901:1-18-11 LLAMA (A) Llama moved within Ohio for exhibition when presented for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of an infectious or contagious disease. (B) Llama imported into Ohio for exhibition: (1) Must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection issued within thirty days preceding the exhibition opening date. (2) When presented for exhibition must show no symptoms or evidence of contagious disease. 2021 SEASON/OHIO’S LIVESTOCK TAMPERING EXHIBITION RULES 901-19-01 DEFINITIONS As used in Chapter 901-19 of the Administrative Code: (A) Accessory reproductive tissue includes but is not limited to epididymis. (B) Agricultural society or society means a county agricultural society or an independent agricultural society that is organized under the laws of the state of Ohio. (C) Approved, when used in reference to drugs, means approval by the United States food and drug administration for use in the species indicated on the label. (D) Breed show or class means a show or class limited to breeding stock of a specific breed of livestock. (E) Class means a division within a show or exhibition as defined by a sponsor. (F) Department means the department of agriculture created under section 121.02 of the Revised Code. (G) Designee, when used in reference to an exhibitor, means a member of the exhibitor’s family or household or any other registered or authorized representative of the exhibitor. (H) Director means the director of agriculture appointed pursuant to section 121.03 of the Revised Code. (I) Drug means drug as defined in division (C) of section 4729.02 of the Revised Code and its metabolites. (J) Drug use notification form means the document completed in accordance with rule 901-19-06 of the Administrative Code. (K) Exhibition drug residue legal means an animal has not been administered a drug; or if administered a drug the withdrawal period has elapsed at the time the drug use notification form is completed. (L) Exhibitor means any person who shows, displays, or exhibits livestock at an exhibition. (M) Extra label use means the actual or intended use of a drug in livestock in a manner other than in accordance with the drug label directions. (N) Fair means the annual exhibition held by the Ohio expositions commission, pursuant to division (A)(1) of section 991.03 of the Revised Code, or a county agricultural society or independent agricultural society, as reported to the director pursuant to rule 901-5- 11 of the Administrative Code. (O) Family means the immediate family of an exhibitor, including but not limited to the exhibitor’s parent, step-parent, foster parent, grandparent, stepgrandparent, foster grandparent, brother, sister, step-brother, stepsister, half-brother, half-sister, son, daughter, step-son, step-daughter, or guardian. (P) Grand champion means the highest placing livestock entry of a show. (Q) Household means the permanent residence address of the exhibitor. (R) Immediately means the time period between the cessation of administration of a drug and the point at which drug residues in the livestock are within tolerance levels or at zero tolerance, unless a safe level has been established by the United States food and drug administration. (S) Internal rule means any rule adopted by a sponsor or applicable to the sponsor’s exhibition, and includes all mandatory rules and those optional rules from which the sponsor does not exempt itself or its exhibition. (T) Junior livestock show means a show limited to exhibitors nine years of age or in the third grade through nineteen years of age, or as authorized to participate in either 4-H, FFA or other youth organization. (U) Label means the attached label or the accompanying brochure that lists the approved species, dose, route of administration, withdrawal time and any cautionary statement; a prescription label; the requirements of labeling for an extra label use drug as permitted by the United States food and drug administration; and information provided by the food animal residue avoidance databank (FARAD). (V) Licensed livestock facility means a livestock facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 943. of the Revised Code or a similar law of another state. (W) Mandatory rule means any rule adopted by the director relating to food safety or the health, safety, or welfare of livestock and from which a sponsor may not exempt itself or its exhibition. (X) Market flock style project means ownership including an individual junior exhibitor, family of a junior exhibitor or a cooperative made up of junior exhibitors. Through this type of ownership, the junior exhibitor(s) are to care for, groom, and select any and all birds to be used in exhibitions as well as actively participate in any decision making processes for the flock. (Y) Market livestock means exhibition livestock bred, raised and intended for slaughter for food purposes. (Z) Market poultry means birds including, but not limited to, meat chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks. (AA) Non-terminal show means a show in which no livestock is required to be slaughtered. (BB) Optional rule means any rule adopted by the director from which a sponsor may exempt itself or its exhibition. (CC) Outstanding market project means the exhibitor ranking highest in the outstanding market project competition in a show. (DD) Over the counter drug means any drug that lawfully may be purchased without a prescription. (EE) Partial terminal show means a show in which no fewer than the grand champion and reserve grand champion in each show or market class of livestock are sent directly to slaughter or to a licensed livestock facility no later than or immediately following the conclusion of the exhibition. (FF) Prescription means prescription as defined in division (G) of section 4729.02 of the Revised Code. (GG) Quarantine means isolation pursuant to section 941.07 of the Revised Code. (HH) Reserve grand champion means the second highest placing livestock entry of a show. (II) Residue means residues as defined in division (I) of section 941.01 of the Revised Code. (JJ) Show means that part of the exhibition restricted to exhibiting a single species and category of livestock such as, by way of example, but not limited to, market steer, dairy goats and market lambs. (KK) Slick clipping or body shaving means having hair that is less than one half inch in length on the body of market hogs. (LL) Terminal show means a show in which all livestock entered in the show are sent directly to slaughter or to a licensed livestock facility no later than or immediately following the conclusion of the exhibition. (MM) Tolerance level means the detectable level of a residue or other substance in livestock, in a livestock test sample, or in food, as that word is defined in division (A)(5) of section 3715.01 of the Revised Code, in a level less than or equal to the maximum level determined to be safe, acceptable or non-violative by the United States food and drug administration. (NN) Unlawful substance means any of the following: (1) Any drug prohibited by division (E)(1)(b) of section 901.76 or section 2925.04 of the Revised Code; or (2) A substance which is not normally found in or does not naturally occur in livestock; or (3) A substance which is normally found in or does naturally occur in livestock, but is detected or discerned in an amount or area greater than normal; or (4) Any drug required to be listed, but which is not listed on a drug use notification form; or (5) Any drug present in an animal regardless of how the drug came to be present if the drug was not administered under paragraphs (A), (B) or (C) of rule 901-19-04 of the Administrative Code. (OO) Veterinarian means any person licensed to practice veterinary medicine under Chapter 4741. of the Revised Code or under the similar laws of another state. (PP) Withdrawal period or withdrawal time means the interval from the time livestock is removed from medication until all residues are within the tolerance level. 901-19-02 TYPES OF SHOWS; SLAUGHTER This is a mandatory rule. (A) The sponsor of an exhibition shall designate each of the shows held at the exhibition as one of the following types: terminal show, partial terminal show, or non-terminal show. (B) All of the following junior livestock shows or classes at a fair must be terminal shows or partial terminal shows: market beef steer, market hog, market lamb, market dairy steer, veal calf and market goat unless at least thirty days prior to the opening of the show, the sponsor has submitted a written request to exempt a show from this provision, and the director has provided written authorization granting this request prior to the start of the fair. (C) All livestock which participate in a terminal show shall be slaughtered. The livestock shall be consigned to slaughter either at the conclusion of the made available to the department for inspection and copying upon request. (3) Review the submitted drug use notification forms prior to the show for compliance with paragraph (I) of rule 901-19- 06 and rule 901-19-07 of the Administrative Code. (4) Review the submitted drug use notification forms for compliance with paragraph (B) of rule 901-19-38 of the Administrative Code if applicable. (B) The sponsor of an exhibition shall provide information requested by the director on a form prescribed by the director at least ten days before the start of the exhibition. (C) The sponsor of an exhibition shall, prior to the start of an exhibition, establish a method of identifying each animal in a terminal, partial terminal, and non-terminal show and maintain a chain of custody for each market livestock animal from the show through consignment to either slaughter or a licensed livestock facility for sale. The sponsor shall maintain a record of the identity of each animal and its chain of custody for a period of one year from the date of the last day of an exhibition. (D) All county and independent agricultural societies and the Ohio expositions commission shall print Chapter 901:1-18 of the Ohio Administrative Code (Ohio’s livestock health exhibition rules) in their premium book for the current year. (E) The sponsor of a county or independent agricultural society or the Ohio exposition commission shall provide a livestock exhibitor or an adult advisor, upon request, a copy of Chapter 901-19 of the Administrative Code and print in their current premium book the following notice: Chapter 901-19 of the Administrative Code (Ohio’s livestock tampering exhibition rules) will be made available to a livestock exhibitor or an adult advisor, upon request. (F) If Chapter 901-19, of the Administrative Code (Ohio’s livestock tampering exhibition rules) for the upcoming show season are available prior to the sponsors printing deadline, the sponsor may elect to include the entire text of these rules within their premium book. (G) All other exhibitions shall provide to exhibitors, upon request, a copy of Chapters 901:1-18 and 901-19 of the Administrative Code and shall include the following statement in at least one written announcement prior to the beginning of the exhibition, the exhibitions management will provide, upon request of an exhibitor, a copy of Chapters 901:1-18 (Ohio’s livestock health exhibition rules) and 901-19 (Ohio’s livestock tampering exhibition rules) of the Administrative Code. 901-19-06 DRUG USE NOTIFICATION This is a mandatory rule. (A) The exhibitor and the owner of an animal are jointly and severally responsible for completing and filing the drug use notification form in the manner required by this rule. (B) The drug use notification form shall be signed by either the exhibitor or the owner. If the person signing the form is a minor child, the form may be cosigned by a parent or guardian of the minor child. (C) A drug use notification form shall be completed for every animal from which a test sample is collected at every terminal and partial terminal or non-terminal show and for every animal that is administered a drug either immediately before or during an exhibition. (D) The director shall require a drug use notification form to be completed for livestock including market steer, market hog, market lamb, veal calf, market dairy steer, market goats, market poultry, lactating dairy cattle and lactating goats exhibited in a junior livestock show at a fair. (E) The drug use notification form shall be filed with the records official prior to the show in which the animal is entered. (F) The director may require a drug use notification form to be completed for livestock exhibited at any type of show including a non-terminal show. (G) If at any time after the drug use notification form is filed the information on the form regarding drug use changes or if a drug is subsequently administered, an updated drug use notification form shall immediately be filed with the records official. (H) No person shall submit an incomplete, illegible or unsigned drug use notification form. (I) When a drug use notification form submitted to a records official for livestock is incomplete, illegible or unsigned neither the exhibitor nor the owner shall, until the defect is corrected: (1) Receive any prizes or awards from shows in which the livestock was exhibited prior to the time the drug use notification form was to be filed. (2) Participate in any shows or sales held subsequent to the time the drug use notification form was to be filed. 901-19-07 QUALITY ASSURANCE This is a mandatory rule. Sponsors shall require exhibitors at fairs sponsored by county or independent agricultural societies or the Ohio exposition commission to annually attend or complete a quality assurance program sponsored and conducted cooperatively by the exhibition sponsor, Ohio state university extension, Ohio agricultural education, or agricultural commodity organizations. Alternatively, at the discretion of Ohio state university extension, annually pass a test based on the appropriate skill level for their age (twelve to fourteen or fifteen to eighteen) under the supervision of Ohio state university extension or Ohio agricultural education before exhibiting terminal or partial terminal market livestock, including market poultry, lactating dairy cattle and lactating goats in a junior livestock show. Youth who pass the test will be exempt from annual quality assurance recertification until they move to the next age bracket or they are no longer a junior exhibitor (nineteen years of age or older on January first of their last year). Minimum standards for youth food quality assurance are as set forth in Appendix A attached hereto. 901-19-09 DRUG RESIDUES IN NON-TERMINAL SHOW ANIMALS This is a mandatory rule. (A) A person may, notwithstanding paragraph (E) of rule 901-19-04 of the Administrative Code, show at a non-terminal show an animal which has been administered a drug provided they are in compliance with all of the following: (1) The drug is a prescription drug or an extra label use of a drug and the drug is prescribed by a veterinarian pursuant to a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship; and, (2) The drug is administered or used only in accordance with label directions or the prescription; and, (3) The drug is administered or used only for medical purposes; and, (4) A drug use notification form is completed and filed in accordance with the applicable requirements of rule 901-19-06 of the Administrative Code. (B) Milk or other food obtained from livestock administered or treated with a drug and permitted to exhibit pursuant to paragraph (A) of this rule shall not be used for human consumption. 901-19-10 TESTING REQUIREMENTS AND TEST RESULTS This is a mandatory rule. (A) Urine, blood, tissue and other test samples shall be collected in accordance with the Ohio department of agricultures protocol for the collection of livestock test samples at exhibitions. Test samples may be collected before, during or immediately after a show. Deviation from the protocol shall be noted. (B) The director may at his discretion, collect any urine, blood, tissue or other test samples from exhibition animals at the time of slaughter. 901-19-11 HUMANE TREATMENT OF LIVESTOCK This is a mandatory rule. (A) A person shall treat livestock in a humane manner and in accordance with acceptable commercial practices so as to protect the health, safety and welfare of the livestock. (B) All exhibitors shall comply with and abide by the policy statement and code of practices of the Ohio Livestock Coalition. 901-19-12 ACCEPTABLE PRACTICES This is a mandatory rule. The following practices are deemed acceptable to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of livestock: (A) Adding caffeine free soda pop, gelatin, or other sweeteners to drinking water in nominal amounts to encourage water consumption; (B) Hoof trimming; (C) Cosmetic dehorning in market class livestock; (D) Using collodion as a teat sealant, but for no longer than eighteen hours; (E) Adding molasses or other sweeteners to feed to encourage consumption; (F) Properly administered and approved growth implants; (G) Castration; (H) Beak trimming; (I) Dehorning; (J) Tattooing; (K) Hot or freeze branding; (L) Humane ringing; (M) Tail docking; (N) Ear notching; (O) Ear tagging; (P) Shearing; (Q) Drenching of lambs for a medical condition at an exhibition when diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian; (R) Acceptable surgery, including clamps, bands and chemical castration. (S) Application of ice, ice packs, cold packs or cold compresses prescribed to relieve heat stress or a medical condition diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian at an exhibition. 901-19-13 UNACCEPTABLE PRACTICES This is a mandatory rule. The following practices are detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of livestock and are prohibited: (A) Applying any electrical, mechanical, or other appliance to livestock repeatedly or for a prolonged time period in violation of section 313.2 of the United States code of federal regulations; (B) Hitting, striking, beating, or otherwise impacting livestock that induces swelling or enhances, transforms or changes the true conformation, configuration, or appearance of the livestock; (C) Plugging of teats; (D) Sealing of teats using unapproved substances or for longer than eighteen hours using approved substances; (E) Injecting material into udders or teats for non-medical purposes or otherwise artificially modifying the appearance or conformation of the udder or teat; (F) Using ice, ice packs, cold packs or cold compresses internally or externally other than in accordance with paragraph (S) of rule 901-19-12 of the Administrative Code; (G) Using a stomach tube or pump for any purpose other than for the relief of tympany or gas on the day of exhibiting. (H) Drenching of livestock at an exhibition is prohibited except as permitted under paragraph (Q) of rule 901-19-12 of the Administrative Code. 901-19-19 ABSOLUTE LIABILITY This is a mandatory rule. (A) Both the exhibitor and the owner of livestock are absolutely liable to discipline under rule 901-19-21 of the Administrative Code for the presence of an unlawful substance in livestock and unacceptable practices done to livestock. (B) If the exhibitor or the owner was a minor child at the time the unlawful substance or unacceptable practice was detected, the parent or guardian of the person shall also be absolutely liable to discipline under rule 901-19-21 of the Administrative Code for the presence of an unlawful substance in livestock and unacceptable practices done to livestock. (C) The director or the sponsor in imposing discipline under paragraph (A) of this rule upon a person, shall mitigate the discipline imposed based upon one or more of the following facts if established. (1) The person did not introduce the unlawful substance into the animal or do any unacceptable practices to the livestock; (2) The person had no actual or constructive knowledge that the unlawful substance was introduced into the livestock or that unacceptable practices had been done to the livestock; (3) The unlawful substance was not introduced into the livestock and the unacceptable practices were not done to the livestock through the person’s negligence. 901-19-21 DISCIPLINARY ACTION This is a mandatory rule. (A) Any person who violates a provision of sections 901.70 through 901.76 inclusive, or 2925.04 of the Revised Code or any provision of this chapter, is subject to any of the following disciplinary actions: (1) Disqualification from any exhibition; (2) Disqualification of the exhibition livestock from any exhibition; (3) Continuing education; (4) Written letter of reprimand; (5) Forfeiture or return of awards, prizes, premiums or proceeds; (6) Pre-exhibition drug testing. (B) Disqualification may include any or all shows and classes and may be for any number of years. (C) Anyone who violates rule 901-19-07 of the Administrative Code may be given a letter of reprimand for the first offense. 901-19-31 RESPONSIBILITIES OF AND ASSISTANCE TO JUNIOR FAIR EXHIBITORS (A) A junior livestock show exhibitor shall be responsible for the continuous care, grooming, and preparation of the livestock entered in the junior livestock show. (B) An exhibitor may receive assistance in the care, grooming, and preparation of the livestock entered in the junior livestock show, provided that the assistance shall be limited to explanation or demonstration provided by the following: (1) Family members; (2) Household members; (3) Advisors or adult volunteers of 4-H or FFA in the exhibitor’s club or county; (4) Vocational agriculture instructors; (5) County extension agents; (6) Department representatives; (7) Veterinarians; (8) Members of the exhibitor’s 4-H club, FFA chapter, or other youth organizations; (9) Guest speakers of the 4-H, FFA, or other youth organizations. (C) Any person not specified in paragraph (B) of this rule who provides assistance to a junior livestock show exhibitor shall register in writing with the sponsor. The responsibility to register rests with the exhibitor. An assistant may register for more than one exhibitor. Failure to register constitutes grounds for disciplinary action against the exhibitor. Assistance shall be limited to explanation and minimal demonstration. 901-19-32 BREED SHOWS OR CLASSES In breed shows or classes, the rules of the breed association shall constitute accepted grooming practices for that breed’s show or class, unless otherwise modified by a mandatory rule. 901-19-33 PROHIBITED GROOMING PRACTICES The following grooming practices are prohibited in market classes, non-breed shows or classes, and breed shows or classes unless those grooming practices are permitted under rule 901-19-32: (A) Using any substance to enhance or change the color of the livestock, including the livestock’s hide or hooves; (B) Adding any substance externally to build up, change or alter the shape or conformation of the livestock, including by way of example but not limited to rope, false hair, graphite, hemp, and powders; (C) Pigmented grooming aides or materials. (D) Slick clipping or body shaving of market hogs except on the ears and tails. 901-19-34 OUTSTANDING MARKET PROJECT COMPETITION An exhibition may provide for an outstanding market project competition in one or more classes. The competition may include an evaluation of the livestock, demonstration of the exhibitor’s showmanship abilities, and a skillathon or interview judging. The skillathon or interview judging may include demonstration of the exhibitor’s knowledge of quality assurance principles, as set forth in an industry publication or in a publication such as the caring for animals handout or by viewing the Caring for Animals Video available from a county extension office. 901-19-35 RECOGNITION OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS (A) Disciplinary action by a sponsor against a person for a violation of sections 901.70 to 901.76, inclusive, or 2925.04 of the Revised Code or chapter 901- 19 of the Administrative Code shall be given full faith and credit and shall be honored at all exhibitions. (B) A person who has been convicted of violating section 901.70 to 901.76, inclusive, or 2925.04 of the Revised Code shall be prohibited from participating in any exhibition for a minimum period of three years. 901-19-38 FALSE, DECEPTIVE OR UNACCEPTABLE PRACTICES The following are unacceptable practices: (A) Castration of livestock for purposes of this rule which exceed the following criteria: (1) Cattle over eight months of age; (2) Swine over seventy-five pounds; or (3) Sheep over seventy-five pounds. (B) Showing any market livestock which has been treated in accordance with paragraph (A), (B) or (C) of 901-19-04 of the Administrative Code when a side effect of the drug conceals, enhances, transforms or changes the true confirmation or condition of the livestock. (C) Any natural occurrence or surgical process which results in testicular tissue remaining in the body of exhibition livestock except rabbits and poultry. 901-19-39 OWNERSHIP REQUIREMENTS (A) No person shall register, enter, or exhibit in a junior livestock exhibition any of the livestock listed in paragraphs (A) (1) to (A)(7) of this rule unless the person has owned the livestock for not less than the length of time listed: (1) market beef steers – 150 days; (2) market dairy steers – 150 days; (3) market hogs – 60 days; (4) market lambs – 60 days; (5) market goats – 60 days; (6) veal calves – 60 days; and (7) market poultry – within five days of hatch including all individual participants in a cooperative. (B) No person shall register, enter or exhibit livestock in a junior breeding livestock exhibition unless the person has owned the livestock for not less than sixty days or, if the livestock is registered, the livestock has been registered in the persons name for not less than sixty days. (C) For any exhibition other than those listed in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(6) and paragraph (B) of this rule, the length of time a person shall own livestock before the person may register, enter or exhibit the livestock at an exhibition may be set by either the sponsor of the exhibition or a breed association. CONCESSION SPACE RULES PUTNAM COUNTY FAIR 1. No one may offer anything for sale or give anything away on any part of the fairgrounds during the fair without first obtaining a contract for space for such sale or giveaway. 2. No one may set up any game, concession or exhibit before or during the fair without obtaining a contract for such game, food concession or other exhibit. 3. All space(s) shall be used for the purpose outlined on each respective contract. 4. All buildings, tents or enclosures, constructed or used must have the approval of the Society. 5. Each concession or exhibit shall COMPLY WITH and OBSERVE ALL LAWS, ordinances or STATUES of the United States, the State of Ohio, the County of Putnam and the Township of Ottawa and protect and hold harmless the Society from any and all liability resulting in non-compliance. The OHIO REVISED CODE Sections 1711.09 and 2915.01 PROHIBIT IMMORAL SHOWS, LOTTERY DEVICES, GAMES OF CHANCE, GAMBLING OF ANY KIND (Including the sale of pools and paddle wheels) and the sale of intoxicants on any OHIO FAIRGROUNDS AT ALL TIMES. No drug related or explosive item may be sold or given away. 6. All licenses and permits required by the Ohio Department of Agricultural and/or the Putnam County Board of Health or any other governmental agency must be obtained before operation begins. All law and regulations issued by those agencies must be obeyed. 7. The concession or exhibit owner, their employees, invitees or licensees shall be SUBJECT TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS heretofore and hereinafter PRESCRIBED BY THE SOCIETY. 8. All concession or exhibits shall use the leased space(s) AT THEIR SOLE RISK. The Society shall not be responsible for any destruction, damage or deterioration of their property from weather, storm(s), acts of God, rebellion or riot. Additionally, the Society shall not be responsible for damage or destruction of property caused by any person, invitee, licensee or trespasser in any manner. 9. Each concession or exhibit shall be RESPONSIBLE FOR and save the Society harmless from any and ALL TAX LEVIES OR TAX DUE to any governmental body or agency. 10. Each concession or exhibit shall PROVIDE any pay for their OWN INSURANCE COVERAGE for fire, theft, vandalism, damage or destruction for their property. The society shall not be responsible or chargeable for such damage or destruction. 11. Each concession or exhibit ASSUMES ALL LIABILITY of any claims of damage arising out of their activities at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. The society, its directors, officers, employees and the Board of Putnam County Commissioners will be held harmless in any and all claims for damages arising from the heretofore mentioned activities. Additionally, they must PROVIDE to the Society a CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE verifying a liability coverage for their operation prior to the opening of the fair. 12. Concessions or exhibits shall not transfer, sell, assign, exchange or barter any privileges, tickets of admission or rights issued to concessions or exhibits or his employees hereunder. 13. Concessions or exhibits SHALL NOT assign nor SUBLET their contract to any person, partnership or corporation. 14. Concessions or exhibits shall SECURE AND PAY for PERMITS, LICENSES, SANCTION FEES, etc., necessary to conduct the scheduled activity. 15. Concessions or exhibits shall SECURE and PAY any type of SECURITY that either they or the Society determines necessary. 16. Each concession or exhibit shall post in a conspicuous manner at the front or entrance to their place of business a sign showing the price to be charged for meals, lunches, drinks or other articles of food to be sold. The size of said sign, manner and place of posting to be approved by the society. 17. The person who obtains the contract mentioned in paragraph 1 or 2 above is responsible for the actions of all employees and agents while on the grounds. 18. All business will be conducted from within the space and all advertising will be confined to the inside of said space. 19. All business will be conducted in a courteous and gentlemanly manner and all fair patrons will be treated politely and courteously at all time. (The fair patron is always right!) 20. No cars, trucks, trailers or other vehicles parked in the concession area, unless approved by Fair Officials with an extra fee paid. No vehicle traffic permitted on midway from 10:00 AM to curfew. 21. All rides, games, food and other sales must observe the curfew that is announced each night. 22. All music, amplifiers and loudspeakers will be kept at a comfortable level as determined by Officials of the Fair. 23. All spaces will be kept clean and orderly and will be decorated at the expense of the concession owner. 24. Anything given away must be approved by the Society. Any exhibitor who conducts drawings for free prizes must provide the Fair Secretary with the name, address and telephone number of the prize winners within (5) days of the close of the fair. 25. Each space will be open every day from at least 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM and should be manned at these times. If space is not manned, a sign will be posted stating a time an attendant will be in the space. 26. The fairgrounds will be available for set-up from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM two (2) days prior to opening of the fair. Any space that is not set up by 10:00 AM on the first day of the fair will be considered vacant and can be rented to someone else. 27. No space may be closed, vacated and/or torn down until at least 12AM on the last day of the fair. 28. All displays and display material must be removed from the fairgrounds by three (3) calendar days following the close of the fair or they will become property of the Putnam County Ag. Society. 29. Only items listed on your contract may be sold from or displayed in your space. 30. No campers or sleeping quarters are permitted in any area of the fairgrounds except in the designated camping areas. All campers and sleeping quarters must pay the camping fees. 31. At the expiration of each contract, the space shall be surrendered to the Society in as good repair as when possession taken. 32. The Society shall have a lien upon all property being kept, used or situated upon the fairgrounds, for the rent or privilege money to be paid under their contract and for any damages sustained. The Society shall have the right to restrain the same without process of law: and appropriate the property to satisfy all claims against the concession. 33. The violation of any of the items, conditions or provisions of a contract shall, at the election of the Society’s Directors, cause the whole amount of this contract to become due and work a revocation forfeiture of all rights and privileges granted to the concession. In the event of such breach and such election, any and all sums paid or contracted to be paid under a contract to the Society, shall be and become the property of the Society as liquidated damages for said breach. ANY EXCEPTIONS TO FOREGOING RULES MUST HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL BY THE FAIR OFFICIALS. OTHERWISE, VIOLATION WILL BE CONSIDERED BASIS FOR EXPULSION FROM FAIRGROUNDS AND FORFEITURE OF ANY FUTURE DISPLAY PRIVILEGES.