Llamas, alpacas and domesticated exotic animals; department 11.
Cats; department 13.
Plant and soil science; department 14.
Flowers and house plants; department 15.
Natural sciences; department 16.
Youth organizations' early childhood categories; department 17.
Cultural art; department 18.
Photography; department 20.
Computers; department 21.
Woodworking; department 22.
Electricity; department 23.
Mechanical projects; department 24.
Foods and nutrition; department 25.
Clothing; department 26.
Knitting and crocheting; department 27.
Home furnishings/home environment; department 28.
Family and child development; department 29.
Demonstrations and presentations; department 31.
Youth group booths, banners and scrapbooks; department 32.
Youth leadership; department 33.
Health and citizenship; department 34.
Educational and school exhibits; department 35.
Subchapter V — Judging and Accounting
Ch. ATCP 160 Note
Chapter Ag 5 as it existed on April 30, 1976 was repealed and a new chapter Ag 5 was created effective May 1, 1976; Chapter Ag 5 as it existed on November 30, 1990 was repealed and a new chapter Ag 5 was created effective December 1, 1990; Chapter Ag 5 was renumbered chapter ATCP 160 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, April, 1993, No. 448
ATCP 160.01 Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
“Breed class" and “breeding class" mean a specific breed within a class such as holstein in the dairy class.
“Class" means a grouping in which exhibits may be entered, including an animal breed or age group for animal exhibits; a type of produce, crop or food; or a specific age, age group or educational grade level of exhibitor.
“Danish judging system" means a judging system that allows for multiple first, second, third and fourth class selections as provided in s. ATCP 160.91 (4) (b)
“Department" as it relates to the organizational structure of a fair, means an animal species, production group, or other principal classification of exhibits. As used in any other context, “department" means the state of Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
“Division" means one of 3 exhibitor group classifications for a fair and is limited to junior division, open division and senior citizens division.
“Entry class" means a class in which the fair allows exhibitors to submit entries.
“Exotic domestic animal" means an animal that is not a common farm animal.
“Lot" or “lot number" means the numerical designation assigned by a local fair for a specific category of exhibits within a class.
“Market class" means a class that includes animals of a certain weight for the breed class that can be sold for slaughter.
“Premium" means a monetary prize that a county or district fair awards to an exhibitor after judging all competing exhibits in the class to which the premium pertains.
“Regular judging system" means a judging system that allows for one first, second, third and fourth class selection as provided in s. ATCP 160.91 (4) (c)
“Self determined project" means a project that meets all of the following criteria:
Its subject matter is related to any of the junior fair departments 9, 10, 13 to 16, 18, or 20 to 29.
It is carried out by a 4-H member enrolled in a designated 4-H project or alternative project that follows 4-H guidelines, or by a member of another youth organization that does equivalent work.
ATCP 160.01 History
Cr. Register, November, 1990, No. 419
, eff. 12-1-90; cr. (5), Register, July, 1995, No. 475
, eff. 8-1-95; CR 11-037: renum. (1) to (5) to be (2), (4), (5), (8), (10), cr. (1), (3), (6), (7), (9), (11), (12) Register April 2012 No. 676, eff. 5-1-12.
The state aid authorized by s. 93.23 (1)
, Stats., may be paid on net premiums paid by a county or district fair. The department may withhold state premium aid from any fair that does not enforce animal health
provisions under ch. ATCP 10
that are applicable to animals exhibited at the fair. State aid will be paid only on premiums actually paid by bank check or draft.
No deductions may be made from premium money won by an exhibitor. Premiums may, however, be withheld where exhibition rules established by the fair association are violated. A written statement of violation shall be submitted to the department to justify action taken by a local fair.
Premiums offered shall be definite in amount. No decrease or increase in published premiums may be made because of the financial condition or the organization or for any other reason.
State aid may be paid on no more than 2 premiums awarded an exhibitor under one premium or lot number in open division individual livestock classes, except poultry and rabbits, and no more than one premium in all other classes, including poultry and rabbits.
No county or district fair may receive state aid for a premium awarded to any exhibitor in the open division if that exhibitor entered the same exhibit in the junior division at the same county or district fair. This paragraph does not apply if the exhibit was entered in the junior division only as part of a herd group, carcass class or performance class.
No state aid will be paid on the cost of ribbons, cups, trophy prizes or entertainment contests.
Premiums for which state aid is requested by county and district fairs shall conform with the uniform premium list and other requirements set forth in these rules. Fairs requesting state aid for net premiums shall submit to the department a printed copy of the premium list used at the fair, as required under s. ATCP 160.92 (3) (c)
The officers of each fair shall mail a copy of the premium list to other associations, societies, or boards conducting a fair in Wisconsin upon request.
A county or district fair may charge an exhibitor an entry fee. The entry fee may not exceed 10% of the sum of all premiums offered to exhibitors in the same class for which the entry fee is charged. In lieu of an entry fee, a county or district fair may charge stall rents for horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, poultry, rabbits or pets.
Exhibitors in department 35 shall not be required to purchase an exhibitor's ticket. Any other exhibitor may be required, if no entry fee is charged, to purchase an exhibitor's season ticket at a price not to exceed that charged for a non-exhibitor's season ticket.
For purposes of this subsection, “split fair dates" occur when a fair organization judges exhibits or contests and pays premiums at more than one time or at more than one location during the calendar year.
Except as provided under par. (c)
, the department may not pay state aid for a fair having split dates unless the department gives advance written approval for a split fair. The department may approve split fair dates only if the fair organization justifies the split dates based on extreme hardship. If the department approves split dates, all blue ribbon winners shall repeat their demonstrations or exhibits at the regular fair dates unless the department grants a hardship exemption. An exhibitor may use audio-visual media, still photography or an educational display to repeat a demonstration or exhibit.
The department may pay state aid for the following exhibits or contests in a fair having split dates, regardless of whether the department approves those split dates in advance:
ATCP 160.02 History
Cr. Register, November, 1990, No. 419
, eff. 12-1-90; r. and recr. (1) (e) and am. (3) (a), Register, July, 1995, No. 475
, eff. 8-1-95; r. and recr. (4), Register, November, 2000, No. 539
, eff. 12-1-00; correction in (2) (a) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, November, 2000, No. 539
; CR 08-075
: am. (1) (a) Register April 2009 No. 640
, eff. 5-1-09; CR 11-037: am. (1) (a), (3) (a), (b), cr. (4) (c) 8. Register April 2012 No. 676, eff. 5-1-12.
ATCP 160.03 Exhibition requirements.
A county or district fair shall meet all of the exhibition requirements of this section to be eligible for state premium aid.
No fair society or other organization sponsoring a county or district fair shall require an exhibitor to become a member of the organization in order to enter an exhibit at the fair, nor shall the sponsoring organization make any deduction from an exhibitor's premium as a donation to the fair society, or require an exhibitor in any other way to make a donation to the society.
State aid may not be approved for out-of-state exhibits or for separate classes of local and non-local exhibitors. Aid may not be approved for payment of premiums to an exhibitor having an out-of-state address but claiming Wisconsin residency unless the fair secretary provides the department with an affidavit that the exhibitor's residence is geographically located within the state.
State aid may be paid only on articles or animals actually on display in an exhibit building or actually shown in the show ring on regular fair dates unless approval for split fair dates is obtained under s. ATCP 160.02 (4)
. State aid may not be paid on Dairy Herd Improvement Association records, transportation aid, production contests or other special educational exhibits unless prior approval is obtained under s. ATCP 160.04 (8)
State aid may not be paid on exhibits removed from the fair grounds before 4 p.m. of the last day of the fair, or such other later time as may be specified by the fair, without prior approval of the department. Authority for earlier removal may be granted by the department in case of meat animal sales or other special classes, if requested before the beginning of the fair. In other hardship cases, approval may be granted by the local fair. Exhibits in dog obedience and small animal pet classes may be judged during the regular fair but are not required to remain present during the entire fair. The local fair may prescribe the length of time junior fair exhibitors of horses shall keep their animals on the grounds.
ATCP 160.03 History
Cr. Register, November, 1990, No. 419
, eff. 12-1-90.
In the junior fair division, the department may pay state aid on prizes offered to exhibitors who are under 20 years of age on January 1 of the current fair year. A county or district fair board may establish subgroups within a junior fair entry class based on the exhibitor's grade in school. The department may not pay state aid on prizes for club parades, club floats, song contests, or a project which is not an exhibit or demonstration at the fair.
All exhibitors in the junior fair division shall be members of 4-H, FFA, a scouting program, a breed group, or another recognized youth organization under adult leadership that has an education program appropriate to that organization and is approved by the fair board.
Exhibits in the junior fair shall be the product of the exhibitor's own labor. An exhibit may include a study project, merit project or other special project, a skill area, or a supervised occupational experience in which the exhibitor is regularly enrolled, provided that the fair board approves the project, skill area, or supervised occupational experience as an exhibit.
State aid may not be used to award more than one premium to any exhibitor in any department in the junior fair division, except that:
A premium may be awarded to each member of a group that collectively owns and enters a livestock exhibit in departments one to 5 of subch. IV
An exhibitor may receive a separate premium for showmanship where authorized under subch. IV
An exhibitor may receive more than one premium in a department for which additional premiums are specifically authorized under subch. IV