On or before December 31 in each year, the county clerk, or the person appointed to file the statement under this subdivision by the society, association, or board claiming state aid, shall file with the department, on forms provided by the department, a statement, verified on oath, showing a true and correct summary of the results of each colt event, the name and address of, and the amount paid to, the owner of each colt, and that the event was conducted as provided in this paragraph. Thereupon, state aid shall be certified and paid as provided by par. (f)
(2) Use of funds.
Subject to sub. (1)
, all moneys received by any such society, association or board, either from the state or any other source, after paying the necessary incidental expenses thereof, shall be paid out annually, by bank check or draft, in each individual case, for premiums awarded, in such sums as its bylaws, rules and regulations shall direct, on such live animals, articles of production, educational exhibits, agricultural implements and tools, domestic manufactures, mechanical implements and productions as are the growth and manufacture of the district which such society, association or board represents, but livestock, the growth of any other county, state or country, may receive the same premiums as those which are the growth of the district where fair is located, should the society, association or board governing so decide. Provided, that moneys received by any such society, association or board from a source other than from the state, may be paid out for trials or exhibitions of speed, or other contests, for which published premiums have been offered.
(3) Entry fee to exhibit may be charged.
Any board, fair association, society or other agency conducting an agricultural fair or exhibition may charge an entry fee for each exhibit which shall not exceed 10% of the total amount of the value of the premiums offered for the class of which such proposed exhibit will be a part if entered.
(4) Police power.
The department and the principal officers of the Northern Wisconsin state fair and of any county agricultural or industrial society have full jurisdiction and control of the grounds on which the department or society may exhibit, and all the streets and alleys and other grounds adjacent to the grounds during exhibitions, so far as may be necessary to exclude from there all other exhibitions, booths, stands or other temporary places for the retail or sale of any kind of alcohol beverages or other articles that they deem objectionable. The department, the president of any such society, or, in the president's absence, any vice president, may appoint necessary police officers to assist in preserving the peace and enforcing the regulations upon the ground and adjacent streets, who, for this purpose, shall have all the powers of a constable and be entitled to similar fees.
(5) Action to recover entrance fee.
Any person entering any horse for any race under the auspices of any agricultural society shall be liable to such society for the entrance fee which shall be due and payable at the time the race shall be called for which such horse is entered; and upon failure to pay such fee when due such society may maintain an action therefor against the person so entering such horse. No horse entered in any race shall be exempt from execution or attachment issued in an action brought for the recovery of the whole or any part of such entrance fee.
(6) Fraud as to record or name of horse. 93.23(6)(a)(a)
No person shall knowingly enter or cause to be entered, drive or ride in competition for any purse or prize offered by any agricultural, trotting, racing, industrial or other corporation or association, or by any person any horse under an assumed name or out of its proper class where such purse or prize is to be decided by a contest of speed nor shall any person knowingly misrepresent or fraudulently conceal the public performance, in any former contest or trial of speed, of any horse which the person enters or proposes to enter for competition in any such contest.
The name of any horse for the purpose of entering the same in competition within the meaning of this section shall be that by which such animal has once contested for a purse or prize except as provided by the code or printed rules of the corporation or association under which the contest for which any subsequent entry of such animal is advertised to be conducted; and the class to which any such animal belongs for the purpose of being entered in a contest of speed within the meaning of this section shall be determined by its public performance in any previous contest or trial of speed as provided by the printed rules under which the contest was conducted. The penalty provided for knowingly misrepresenting or fraudulently concealing the public performance in any former contest of any such animal shall be imposed whether the person guilty thereof succeeds or fails in an attempt to make an entry thereof.
(7) False premium list or statement.
No officer of any organized agricultural society, association or board in this state, in pretended compliance with sub. (1)
, shall willfully make or file any false or fraudulent list or statement.
Any person violating this section may be fined not more than $200 or imprisoned not more than 6 months or both.
See also s. ATCP 160.93
, Wis. adm. code.
Exposition center grants. 93.29(1)
Beginning in fiscal year 1994-95, the department may grant $240,000 in each fiscal year to Dane County to assist Dane County in paying for the expansion of and ongoing costs of operating an exposition center and for the costs of hosting the world dairy expo at the exposition center if all of the following conditions are met:
Dane County completes the expansion of the exposition center before June 1, 1995.
Dane County enters into a written agreement with the department, before receiving the grant proceeds in each fiscal year, that specifies the conditions for the use of the grant proceeds, including reporting and auditing requirements.
Dane County agrees to submit an itemized accounting, verified on oath, to the department within 30 days after the last day of the fiscal year in which Dane County receives a grant, that states how the grant proceeds were used.
The department may not make a grant under sub. (1)
after June 30, 2014.
History: 1993 a. 16
; 2005 a. 25
World dairy expo. 93.30(1)(1)
The secretary shall approve any plans for the expenditure of appropriations under s. 20.115 (4) (e)
to the World Dairy Expo, Inc., for activities that expand business opportunities for the persons of the dairy industry that are located in this state. Of the amounts appropriated under s. 20.115 (4) (e)
, $33,250 in each fiscal year may be expended only to the extent that a county, city, village, or town pays to World Dairy Expo, Inc., an amount that is not less than 50% of the department's payment.
Any moneys received by World Dairy Expo, Inc., under this section shall be used only for the purposes described in sub. (1)
Not later than 30 days after the close of the exposition each year World Dairy Expo, Inc., shall file with the department, on forms provided by it, an itemized account verified on oath, showing amounts actually paid or to be paid. The verified account shall correspond with the plans approved by the secretary under sub. (1)
. On or before December 31 of the year in which the exposition is held, World Dairy Expo, Inc., shall furnish the department with a statement of receipts and disbursements, attendance, and such other information relating to the exposition as the department may require. Upon receipt of such statement the department shall pay World Dairy Expo, Inc., the aid due for the preceding year.
History: 1973 c. 333
; 1975 c. 394
; Stats. 1975 s. 93.30; 1989 a. 31
; 2001 a. 103
Livestock breeders association.
The secretary of the Wisconsin livestock breeders association shall on and after July 1 of each year make a report to the department, signed by the president, treasurer, and secretary of the association, setting forth in detail the receipts and disbursements of the association for the preceding fiscal year in such form and detail together with such other information as the department may require. On receipt of such reports, if the department is satisfied that the business of the association has been efficiently conducted during the preceding fiscal year and in the interest of and for the promotion of the special agricultural interests of the state and for the purpose for which the association was organized and if the final statement shows that all the receipts together with the state aid have been accounted for and disbursed for the proper and necessary purposes of the association, and in accordance with the laws of the state, then the department shall file a certificate with the secretary of administration and he or she shall pay to the treasurer of the association the amount of the appropriations made available for the association by s. 20.115 (4) (a)
for the conduct of junior livestock shows and other livestock educational programs. The association may upon application to the state purchasing agent, upon such terms as he or she may require, obtain printing for the association under the state contract.
Agriculture in the classroom program.
From the appropriation account under s. 20.115 (4) (q)
, the department shall provide grants to the organization that conducts an agriculture in the classroom program in cooperation with the federal department of agriculture to help teachers educate students about agriculture.
History: 2001 a. 16
Agricultural education and workforce development council. 93.33(1)(1)
In this section, "council" means the agricultural education and workforce development council.
The council shall seek to do all of the following:
Increase the hiring and retention of well-qualified employees in industries related to agriculture, food, and natural resources.
Promote the coordination of educational systems to develop, train, and retrain employees for current and future careers related to agriculture, food, and natural resources.
Develop support for employment in fields related to agriculture, food, and natural resources.
Recommend policies and other changes to improve the efficiency of the development and provision of agricultural education across educational systems.
The council shall seek to accomplish the purposes under par. (a)
by advising state agencies on matters related to integrating agricultural education and workforce development systems, including all of the following:
The exchange of information related to educational and workforce development needs.
The council shall identify criteria for evaluating the success of its activities, shall evaluate the success of its activities using those criteria, and shall annually report the results of the evaluation in the report under sub. (5)
The council shall create an executive committee that includes the secretary of agriculture, trade and consumer protection or his or her designee and the state superintendent of public instruction or his or her designee. The council shall select members of the executive committee so that fewer than half of the members of the executive committee are state employees. The executive committee shall provide guidance to the council and to staff that support the functions of the council. The executive committee shall meet between meetings of the council.
The executive committee may create other committees to assist the council in its work. The committee members may include members of the council, employees of the agencies and educational institutions with members on the council, employees of other state agencies, representatives of organizations, and others. The council and the executive committee shall consider the need for committees on the subjects within the scope of the council's functions under sub. (2)
and other subjects determined to be appropriate by the council and the executive committee. A committee shall annually provide a written summary of its meetings and activities to the executive committee for review and inclusion in the report under sub. (5)
The department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, the department of public instruction, the department of workforce development, the department of natural resources, the technical college system, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the College of Business, Industry, Life Science, and Agriculture of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and the College of Natural Resources of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point may assist the council in performing its functions.
The council shall meet at least annually and may meet at other times on the call of at least 6 members or on the call of the executive committee. Section 15.09 (3)
does not apply to the council.
The department of public instruction shall annually prepare a review of agricultural education programs in primary and secondary schools.
The technical college system shall annually prepare a review of agricultural education programs in technical colleges.
Each of the individuals specified in s. 15.137 (2) (a) 8.
and the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, jointly or individually, shall annually prepare a review of agricultural education programs in the University of Wisconsin System, with input from or review by the University of Wisconsin System administration.
(5) Annual report.
In September of each year, the council shall submit a report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature as determined by the speaker of the assembly and the president of the senate, under s. 13.172 (3)
, the governor, the secretary of agriculture, trade and consumer protection, the state superintendent of public instruction, the secretary of workforce development, the secretary of natural resources, the chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the president of the University of Wisconsin System, the director of the technical college system, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The council shall include all of the following in the report:
A summary of the activities of the council during the fiscal year ending on the preceding June 30.
The council's reaction to the reviews prepared under sub. (4s)
A list of current and anticipated challenges related to agricultural education.
Recommendations of the council, including any recommendations related to the structure of the council or the termination of the council.
Dissents of any council member related to the activities and recommendations of the council.
History: 2007 a. 223
; 2011 a. 32
Weather modification. 93.35(1)
In this section:
"Operation" means the performance of any weather modification activity undertaken for the purpose of producing or attempting to produce any form of modifying effect upon the weather within a specified geographical area over a specified time interval.
"Weather modification" means any activity performed with the intention of producing artificial changes in the composition, motions and resulting behavior of the atmosphere.
(2) Weather modification license and permit required.
No person may engage in weather modification activities without obtaining a professional weather modification license under sub. (4)
and a weather modification operational permit under sub. (6)
A person may engage in the following activities without obtaining a license and permit under this section:
Activities for protection against fire, frost or fog.
Activities normally conducted for purposes other than inducing, increasing, decreasing or preventing hail, precipitation or tornadoes.
The department may, by rule, exempt any other activities under this subsection deemed necessary.
Activities exempted under this subsection shall be conducted so as not to interfere with authorized weather modification operations.
(4) Professional weather modification license; fees. 93.35(4)(a)(a)
The department shall prescribe by rule, the procedure and criteria for issuance of professional weather modification licenses under this section. The criteria shall be consistent with qualifications recognized by national or international professional and scientific associations concerned with weather modification and meteorology and shall carry out the purposes of this section.
A person may obtain a license under this subsection by demonstrating to the satisfaction of the department, competence necessary to engage in weather modification operations and payment of $100 for an annual license which expires on October 31 of each year. Renewal licenses are $20 annually. A renewal license shall be issued in the same manner as an initial license.
(5) License suspension; revocation; nonrenewal.
The department may suspend, revoke or refuse to renew a license for any of the following reasons:
False or fraudulent representation in obtaining a permit.
Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this section or any rules promulgated under this section.
Aiding other persons to fail to comply with any of the provisions of this section or any rules promulgated under this section.
(6) Weather modification permit; fees; scope. 93.35(6)(a)(a)
The department shall prescribe, by rule, the procedure and criteria for issuance of weather modification permits under this section. The criteria shall be designed to carry out the purposes of this section.
An applicant for a permit shall file with the department an application containing the following information:
Name and address of the person on whose behalf the operation is to be conducted.
Indication that the applicant holds, or if the applicant is an organization rather than an individual, demonstration that the individual in control of the project holds a valid license issued under sub. (4)
A complete operational plan for the project including a specific statement of the nature and object of the plan, a map of the proposed operating area which specifies the primary target area and the area reasonably expected to be affected, a statement of the approximate time of the operation, a list of materials and methods to be used in conducting the operation, an emergency shutdown procedure which states conditions under which operations must be suspended because of possible danger to the public health, safety and welfare or to the environment.
Any other detailed information required by the department.
The department shall give public notice by newspaper, radio or television announcement in the area of the state reasonably expected to be affected by operations conducted under a permit that it is considering an application for a permit, and hold a public hearing for the purpose of obtaining information from the public concerning the effects of issuing or refusing to issue the permit.