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7 Pa. Code § 102.2. Definitions.

§ 102.2. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Act—The Pennsylvania Agricultural Fair Act (3 P. S. § §  1501—1508).

   Activity day—The conducting of a minimum of 6 hours of events, activities or programs within a calendar day.

   Agricultural Fair—An annual agricultural exhibition contributing to the development of several or many phases of agriculture or agribusiness by the conduct of educational programs, activities, demonstrations, contests and exhibits.

   Class A Fair—An annual agricultural event which operates on 40 acres or more of land and pays $10,000 or more in premiums to winners of agricultural or agribusiness contests or exhibits.

   Class B Fair—An annual agricultural event which operates on 30 acres or more of land and pays $7,500 to $9,999 in premiums to winners of agricultural or agribusiness contests or exhibits.

   Class C Fair—An annual agricultural event which operates on 20 acres or more of land and pays $5,000 to $7,499 in premiums to winners of agricultural or agribusiness contests or exhibits.

   Class D Fair—An annual agricultural event which operates on 10 acres or more of land and pays $2,500 to $4,999 in premiums to winners of agricultural or agribusiness contests or exhibits.

   Class E Fair—An annual agricultural event which operates on fewer than 10 acres of land and pays less than $2,500 in premiums to winners of agricultural or agribusiness contests or exhibits.

   Danish System—A method of judging agricultural contests and exhibits that permits a judge to conclude that several entries are equally meritorious which would allow several entries judged to be first place winners, several entries judged to be second place winners, and so forth.

   Department—The Department of Agriculture of the Commonwealth.

   Open class—An event for which agricultural or agribusiness premiums are paid and which is open to participants who need not be associated with a particular organization.

   Operating costs—Costs involved in the general operation of the fair, including but not limited to, the cost of exhibiting agricultural or agribusiness products, materials and equipment; conducting agricultural or agribusiness educational activities and demonstrations, and awarding premiums to contest and exhibit winners.

   Premiums—A cash award, ribbon or trophy awarded to winners of types of approved contests and exhibits as listed in the State Premium Guidelines Book.

   Secretary—The Secretary of the Department.

   State Premium Guidelines Book—A listing, approved by the Secretary, of agricultural and agribusiness contests and exhibits which are eligible for reimbursement of premiums. Copies are available from the Department of Agriculture, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-9408, Attention: Pennsylvania Agricultural Fair Program Administrator.

   Statewide Agricultural Organization—An agricultural organization or association that is chartered or recognized by the Commonwealth and is representative of the mutual interests of those engaged in the production, processing, marketing or distribution of specific farm products or other agricultural commodities relative to agriculture or agribusiness.

   Youth Activities Group—A countywide or Statewide 4-H, FFA or combined FFA/FHA units of boys and girls under 21 years of age which operate in the interest of agriculture or agribusiness.



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