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                         Laws of Minnesota 1988 

                        CHAPTER 522-H.F.No. 2022 
           An act relating to agriculture; adding members to the 
          state agricultural society; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1986, section 37.03, subdivision 1.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 37.03, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [MEMBERS.] Members of the state 
agricultural society must be citizens of this state.  The 
membership is as follows: 
    (a) Three delegates chosen annually by each agricultural 
society or association in the state which maintains an active 
existence, holds annual fairs, and is entitled to share in the 
state appropriation under the provisions of section 38.02.  If 
one of those societies or associations fails to choose 
delegates, then its president, secretary, and treasurer, by 
virtue of their offices, are its delegates.  If two fairs 
receiving state aid are operating in one county, each delegate 
from each society or association is entitled to one-half vote at 
regular or special meetings of the state society.  
    (b) One delegate appointed by the county board of each 
county in which no county or district agricultural society 
exists.  
    (c) Individuals elected by the society as honorary members 
for having performed eminent services in agriculture, 
horticulture, or related arts and sciences or long and faithful 
service in or benefits to the society.  Honorary members must be 
elected by two-thirds vote at any annual meeting.  The number of 
honorary members may not exceed the society's membership and 
only one honorary member may be elected annually.  Each honorary 
member is entitled to one vote. 
    (d) Two elected delegates and the president may represent 
each of the following societies and associations:  the Minnesota 
State Horticultural Society, the State Dairyman's Association, 
the Minnesota Dairy Goat Association, the Minnesota Honey 
Producers Association, Inc., the Minnesota Livestock Breeders' 
Association, the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association, the 
Minnesota Pork Producers Association, the Minnesota Lamb and 
Wool Producers Association, the Minnesota Horse Breeders' 
Association, the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, the 
Minnesota Cattle Breeders' Association, the Central Livestock 
Association, the Minnesota State Poultry Association, the Farm 
Equipment Association, the North Central Florist Association, 
the Minnesota Garden Flower Society, the State Fair Exhibitors' 
Organization, the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs, the 
State Forestry Association, the Minnesota Horse Council, 
Minnesota Nurserymen's Association, Minnesota Apple Growers' 
Association, State Grange of Minnesota, Minnesota Farmers' 
Union, American Dairy Association of Minnesota, and the 
Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation.  
    (e) The following societies and associations are entitled 
to one delegate each:  Central Minnesota Vegetable Growers 
Association, the Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers' 
Association, Minnesota Shorthorn Breeders' Association, the 
Minnesota Milking Shorthorn Association, Minnesota Guernsey 
Breeders' Association, Minnesota Jersey Cattle Club, Minnesota 
Holstein Association, Minnesota Hereford Association, Minnesota 
Aberdeen Angus Breeders', Minnesota Red Polled Breeders', 
Minnesota Ayreshire Breeders' Association, Minnesota Brown Swiss 
Association, Minnesota Poland China Breeders' Association, 
Minnesota Duroc Breeders', Minnesota Chester White Association, 
Minnesota Turkey Growers' Association, Minnesota Gladiolus 
Society, Minnesota Hampshire Association, Minnesota Suffolk 
Association, North American Dairy Sheep Association, and the 
Minnesota Berkshire Association.  All of these societies and 
associations must be active and statewide in their scope and 
operation, hold annual meetings, and be incorporated under the 
laws of the state before they are entitled to a delegate.  The 
societies and associations must file with the secretary of 
state, on or before December 20, a report showing that the 
society or association has held a regular annual meeting for 
that year, a summary of its financial transactions for the 
current year, and an affidavit of the president and secretary 
that it has a paid-up membership of at least 25.  On or before 
December 31, the secretary of state shall certify to the 
secretary of the state agricultural society the names of the 
societies or associations that have complied with these 
provisions.  
    (f) The members of the board of managers of the state 
agricultural society are members of the society and entitled to 
one vote each. 
    Approved April 14, 1988