Through a generous bequest to the MA Farm Bureau Agricultural Preservation Foundation from the late John and Liolia Schipper, the MFBAPF is pleased to provide a grant program to assist Massachusetts farmers in becoming more economically viable and sustainable, with an emphasis on new farmers facing challenges of building a farm business in the expensive and challenging environment of Massachusetts. 

Applications are accepted annually with a November 1st deadline.  Maximum grant amounts for member is approximately $3000.  Applicants must be a Regular Farm Bureau member (or sponsored by a Regular Member in good standing at the time of application and enrolled as a Farm Bureau Regular member to receive grant payment).

John & Liolia Schipper Memorial Grant Application
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