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John May Farm Safety Fund

Bassett Healthcare Network, New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



The John May Farm Safety Fund provides financial assistance for New York farmers to improve safety on their farms.

Past projects have included:

  • Animal handling equipment
  • Updating outdated electrical wiring
  • Emergency preparedness and prevention
  • Ergonomic tools
  • Other items by request

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements below.

  • Residents of New York
  • Full or part-time active farmers
  • A dairy operation (no income limit)
  • for non-dairy operations, grossing an annual farm income of $10,000 - $999,999
Geographic coverage
New York
Amount of funding

Awards will not exceed 50% of the estimated total cost of the project, with a maximum award amount of $5,000. The number of awards and the award amount will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects must be completed in 1 year.

Application process

A link to the application packet is available on the program website.

Submit completed applications:

By email to:

By mail to:
John May Farm Safety Fund
Attn: JMFSF Team
One Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326

By delivery to:
6160 State Highway 28
Fly Creek, NY 13337
Attn: JMFSF Team

Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · Farmers and farmworkers · New York

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.