(A) Prior to the first day of December of each year, the director of agriculture shall set a date in January of the following year, on which the director shall meet with the presidents or other authorized delegates of agricultural societies which conduct fairs in compliance with sections 1711.01 to 1711.35 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, and regulations of the department of agriculture. At such meeting the director shall consult with such presidents and delegates about the wants, prospects, and conditions of agricultural societies throughout the state.
(B) Each society shall deliver its annual report to the director at or before each meeting required by division (A) of this section.
(C) The director shall:
(1) Notify the president and the secretary of each such society of the date of such meeting not less than thirty days prior to the meeting;
(2) Adopt regulations which provide:
(a) A uniform method for the election of the directors and officers of all agricultural societies which receive any support out of the state or county treasuries, except the date for holding such election;
(b) General rules under which such societies shall be conducted.
Effective Date: 08-28-1969