Chapter 1 Definitions
Chapter 2 Establishment of the Department
Chapter 3 Director
Chapter 4 Division of Soil Conservation
Chapter 5 Promotion of Livestock Industry
Chapter 6 Promotion of International Markets and Agricultural Trade
Chapter 7 Promotion of Diversified Farming
Chapter 8 Inspection of Grain Moisture Testing Equipment
Chapter 9 Center for Value Added Research
Chapter 12 Indiana Grown Initiative
Chapter 14 Farm Commodities and Market News Service

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 15 > Article 11

  • Advisory body: means an authority, a board, a commission, a committee, a task force, or other body designated by any name of the executive department that is authorized only to make nonbinding recommendations. See Indiana Code 4-2-6-1
  • Agency: means an authority, a board, a branch, a bureau, a commission, a committee, a council, a department, a division, an office, a service, or other instrumentality of the executive, including the administrative, department of state government. See Indiana Code 4-2-6-1
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appointing authority: means the following:

    Indiana Code 4-2-6-1

  • aquaculture: means a form of agriculture that is the controlled cultivation and harvest of aquatic plants and animals. See Indiana Code 15-11-7-1
  • Assist: means to:

    Indiana Code 4-2-6-1

  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Business relationship: includes the following:

    Indiana Code 4-2-6-1

  • commission: refers to the Indiana grown commission established by section 3 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 15-11-12-1
  • Commission: refers to the state ethics commission created under section 2 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 4-2-6-1
  • Compensation: means any money, thing of value, or financial benefit conferred on, or received by, any person in return for services rendered, or for services to be rendered, whether by that person or another. See Indiana Code 4-2-6-1
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • diversified farming: means new, emerging, and small scale agricultural markets, including alternative and niche agricultural markets. See Indiana Code 15-11-7-1.3
  • Employee: means an individual, other than a state officer, who is employed by an agency on a full-time, a part-time, a temporary, an intermittent, or an hourly basis. See Indiana Code 4-2-6-1
  • Employer: means any person from whom a state officer or employee or the officer's or employee's spouse received compensation. See Indiana Code 4-2-6-1
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Financial interest: means an interest:

    Indiana Code 4-2-6-1

  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • fund: refers to the livestock industry promotion and development fund established by section 4(a) of this chapter. See Indiana Code 15-11-5-2
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Information of a confidential nature: means information:

    Indiana Code 4-2-6-1

  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • livestock: includes the following:

    Indiana Code 15-11-5-1

  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means any individual, proprietorship, partnership, unincorporated association, trust, business trust, group, limited liability company, or corporation, whether or not operated for profit, or a governmental agency or political subdivision. See Indiana Code 4-2-6-1
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • program: refers to the Indiana grown initiative program established by section 8 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 15-11-12-2
  • Property: has the meaning set forth in Indiana Code 4-2-6-1
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Represent: means to do any of the following on behalf of a person:

    Indiana Code 4-2-6-1

  • Special state appointee: means a person who is:

    Indiana Code 4-2-6-1

  • specialty crop: means any fruit, vegetable, tree nut, dried fruit, and nursery crop, including floriculture. See Indiana Code 15-11-7-1.6
  • State officer: means any of the following:

    Indiana Code 4-2-6-1

  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5