(A) The director of agriculture may do either or both of the following:
(1) Reserve exhibition space for exhibitors to exhibit their goods in trade shows held in this country or in any other country. The director may charge and collect fees from any exhibitor who uses space reserved by the director under division (A)(1) of this section.
(2) Conduct or cause to be conducted seminars or other educational programs for the benefit of farmers and other producers in this state who are interested in exporting their goods overseas. The director may charge and collect fees from any person who attends a seminar or other educational program conducted under division (A)(2) of this section.
(B) There is hereby created in the state treasury the Ohio proud, international, and domestic market development fund. Fees collected under division (A) of this section shall be deposited into the fund. The fund shall be used solely to carry out the purposes of that division.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 07-22-1994