For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them by this section:
(1) ASSOCIATION. Any association organized to promote, sponsor and operate a county, regional or state fair.
(2) BOARD. The Agricultural Center Board of the State of Alabama.
(3) FAIR. A bona fide exhibition designed to promote education and encourage improvement in agriculture, horticulture, livestock, poultry, dairy products, apiary products, liberal arts, fine arts, home economics and 4-H Club and other youth organizational activities by offering prizes, premiums or rewards for the best exhibits thereof.
The board is authorized to adopt, by rules and regulations, different categories or types of fairs to be used in disbursing special merit awards under Section 2-7-28.