Through a generous bequest to the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Agricultural Preservation Foundation from the late John and Liolia Schipper, the organization 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 for the 2021 grant year is now open!  Applications are accepted annually through Nov. 1.  The maximum grant award is approximately $3,000 per applicant.  Applicants must be a regular Massachusetts Farm Bureau member (or sponsored by a regular member in good standing at the time of application and enroll as a Massachusetts Farm Bureau regular member to receive grant payment).

2021 MFBAPF – John & Liolia Schipper Grant Application

John & Liolia Schipper Memorial Grant Application
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