Many farm families in North Florida have suffered unprecedented losses due to Hurricane Michael. As part of its response to the crisis, Florida Farm Bureau has created a fund that will help North Florida farm families recovering from the storm. The Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Fund, Inc., has received funds from generous individuals and organizations across the country to assist North Florida farmers and ranchers who have suffered significant agricultural losses or expenses as a result of Hurricane Michael.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The application deadline is February 15, 2019. Funding to individuals in need will be dependent on the funds available at that time.
Who is eligible to apply for funding?
Only North Florida Agriculture producers with agriculture-related losses or expenses resulting from Hurricane Michael’s wind and flooding may qualify for assistance from the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund for Agriculture. However, the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund for Agriculture is not limited to members of Florida Farm Bureau Federation.
What damages qualify for consideration/assistance?
Uninsurable agricultural damages or non-recoverable losses with proper documentation may be submitted to the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund for Agriculture for consideration.
Who makes the determination on assistance from the Fund?
Final reimbursement decisions will be made by the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund for Agriculture Committee, appointed by the Chair of the Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Fund, Inc. All decisions made with regard to fund disbursements and guidelines by the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund are final.