Grange Youth Fair Program

Code of Ethics


The basic premise of the Grange (The Order of Patrons of Husbandry) is to instill a moral sense of values in all of its members. Included in our ceremonies are statements regarding the fair treatment of animals that supply us with the sustenance we require. A key part of our Program is the Code of Ethics, that should be guiding pricipal of our Young member and Adult leaders.


• Code of Ethics:

Should a member be found to have treated an animal in other than a humane manner, as prescribed by industry standards, or have allowed a deviation from the rules governing each fair, that member shall be re- moved from that competition, from future competition in all divisions, and from the Grange Fair Program as a whole. A complaint in regards to the humane treatment of animals or violations of the Code of Ethics will be filed initially with the local Grange Fair Program Director, Board or Committee. A decision of the local Grange Fair Program Director, Board or Committee may be appealed in the following sequence: 1) Subordinate Grange Master; 2) the Regional Grange Fair Representative; 3) State Grange Fair Program Committee; 4) the State Grange Fair Program Director; 5) the State Grange Master, in accordance with the adjudication provisions of the National Grange Code of Judicial Law, Chapter XII, Section I and subsequent Subsections.

Each Project Leader and participant exhibiting animals, and parents of such exhibitors, shall attend the currently approved Ethics and Quality Assurance classes and sign the Code of Ethics annually. A copy of the signed Code of Ethics will be on file with the Local Grange Team Leader and a copy included in the exhibitor’s project record book, attached to the project book. Each exhibitor is also required to have a properly signed and dated performance contract on file with their GYF leader and a copy of this form in their project record book. The basic premise of the Grange (The Order of Patrons of Husbandry) is to instill a moral sense of values in all of its members. Included in our ceremonies are statements regarding the fair treatment of animals that supply us with the sustenance we require.

The Grange celebrates over 150 years of community spirit and citizenship of its members. We have endeavored to create a quality program and will enforce that program to the best of our ability. Should you witness an animal or other project being mistreated in other than an ethical manner, or have knowledge of a rules violation, you are encouraged to contact your Regional Representative, the Directors of the State Program or the President/Master of the State Grange through the State Grange office. The National Grange Fair Program Director is the final authority on matters relative to the functions of this program and will strive to make corrections as necessary.