There shall be paid annually to the Connecticut Poultry Breeders’ Society, Incorporated, a sum not to exceed one thousand five hundred dollars as reimbursement for cash premiums paid to participants in poultry exhibitions. To be eligible for reimbursement for premium expenses such exhibitions shall be open to exhibitors of all recognized varieties of poultry. The Commissioner of Agriculture shall prescribe the forms and deadlines for application for such reimbursement, and upon certification to the Comptroller by said commissioner of the amount of such annual reimbursement for which said society is eligible, the Comptroller shall draw his order on the Treasurer in favor of said society for such amount.