Section 59.56, Wis. Statutes, governs the powers, duties and responsibilities of this Committee. This Committee shall serve as the governing committee for the University of Wisconsin – Extension Department, its agents, the Cooperative Extension Education Program, and the County Library Services. For the purposes of § 59.56(3)(g), Wis. Statutes, the university extension program shall be a department of County government, and the Agriculture-Extension Education and Fair Committee shall be the committee which is delegated the authority to direct and supervise the department. Program functions are established under § 59.56(3)(f), Wis. Statutes, and authorization is given to this Committee to direct, conduct and supervise these programs. The Agriculture-Extension Education and Fair Committee may enter into joint agreements with the University of Wisconsin – Extension or with other counties and university extension if County funds committed in such agreements have been appropriated by the County Board. The County Administrator is authorized to execute such agreements and copies of such agreements will be filed in the County Clerk’s office. The Agriculture-Extension Education and Fair Committee shall administer and maintain those items as listed in the fair inventory of the Green Lake County Junior Free Fair as filed annually with the office of the Green Lake County Clerk and for the purposes of administration shall be the governing Board of Directors for the Green Lake County Junior Free Fair. The Committee shall work in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin – Extension Office in coordinating activities relating to the County Fair. Section 59.56(14), Wis. Statutes, Fairgrounds and Fairs, § 93.23, Wis. Statutes, Local Fairs, and Ch. ATCP 160, Wis. Adm. Code, shall govern the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Fair Board, state aids, premium lists, fair rules, regulations and financial reporting. The Agriculture-Extension Education and Fair Committee shall have the power and duty to manage and maintain the fairgrounds during the Green Lake County Junior Free Fair. The Committee shall have the authority to contract entertainment services. The Committee shall have the authority to contract services and/or hire such personnel as it deems necessary for the adequate management and maintenance of said facilities and grounds (in preparation for and during the fair and cleanup) within the limit of funds appropriated for this purpose by the County Board, state aid, donations and grants. The Board of Directors shall submit an annual financial report to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection in a format as required by Sec. ATCP 160.92, Wis. Adm. Code. Publication of the financial report shall be in accordance with Sec. ATCP 160.92(6), Wis. Adm. Code, and § 93.23(1)(a) to (i) and Ch. 985, Wis. Statutes.
The Agriculture-Extension Education and Fair Committee shall consist of five Supervisors appointed by the County Board Chair and confirmed by the Board of Supervisors. Each Committee member shall serve a term of two years.
Two (2) years
Second Tuesday of each month.
UWEX Training Room, Government Center, 571 County Road A, Green Lake WI 54941.
For the exact date/time and location of meetings, please refer to the calendar of events.
More information can be found in Ordinance 11-2018 regarding the Ag/Ext Education & Fair Committee.