(65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-5)
As used in this Division:
"Agricultural product" means an agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, aquacultural, or vegetable product, either in its natural or processed state, that has been produced, processed, or otherwise had value added to it in this State. "Agricultural product" includes, but is not limited to, growing of grapes that will be processed into wine; bees; honey; fish or other aquacultural product; planting seed; livestock or livestock product; forestry product; and poultry or poultry product.
"Aquaculture" and "aquatic products" have the meanings given to those terms in Section 4 of the Aquaculture Development Act.
"Department" means the Department of Agriculture.
"Livestock" means cattle; calves; sheep; swine; ratite birds, including, but not limited to, ostrich and emu; aquatic products obtained through aquaculture; llamas; alpaca; buffalo; elk documented as obtained from a legal source and not from the wild; goats; horses and other equines; or rabbits raised in confinement for human consumption.
"Locally grown" means a product that was grown or raised in the same county or adjoining county in which the urban agricultural area is located.
"Partner organization" means a nonprofit organization that meets standards set forth by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and whose mission includes supporting small, beginning, limited resource, or socially-disadvantaged farmers within municipalities.
"Poultry" means any domesticated bird intended for human consumption.
"Qualifying farmer" means an individual or entity that meets at least one of the following:
(1) is a small or medium sized farmer;
(2) is a beginning farmer;
(3) is a limited resource farmer; or
(4) is a socially-disadvantaged farmer.
"Small or medium sized farmer", "beginning farmer", "limited resource farmer", and "socially-disadvantaged farmer" have the meanings given to those terms in rules adopted by the Department as provided in Section 205-65 of the Department of Agriculture Law.
"Urban agricultural area" means an area defined by a municipality and entirely within that municipality's boundaries within which one or more qualifying farmers are processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing locally-grown agricultural products.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)