Hurricane Michael Storm Relief

Many ag producers in Middle and South Georgia experienced catastrophic losses from Hurricane Michael. In an effort to help those affected, the Hurricane Michael Storm Relief Fund has been established.

Agriculture producers with agriculture-related losses or expenses resulting from Hurricane Michael may qualify for assistance from the fund. Farmers who reside in the 76 counties listed below are eligible to apply for assistance from the GFB Foundation for Agriculture hurricane relief funds. These counties have been determined because of their designation by USDA as primary natural disaster areas.

Appling
Atkinson
Bacon
Baker
Ben Hill
Berrien
Bibb
Bleckley
Brantley
Brooks
Bulloch
Burke
Calhoun
Candler
Charlton
Clay
Clinch
Coffee
Colquitt

Cook
Crawford
Crisp
Decatur
Dodge
Dooly
Dougherty
Early
Echols
Emanuel
Evans
Glascock
Grady
Hancock
Houston
Irwin
Jeff Davis
Jefferson
Jenkins

Johnson
Lanier
Laurens
Lee
Long
Lowndes
Macon
Miller
Mitchell
Montgomery
Peach
Pierce
Pulaski
Quitman
Randolph
Schley
Screven
Seminole
Stewart

Sumter
Tattnall
Taylor
Telfair
Terrell
Thomas
Tift
Toombs
Treutlen
Turner
Twiggs
Ware
Washington
Wayne
Webster
Wheeler
Wilcox
Wilkinson
Worth

Farmers who reside in one of the 19 counties below are eligible to apply because of their designation by USDA as being contiguous to a primary disaster area:

Baldwin
Bryan
Camden
Chattahoochee
Effingham

Glynn
Greene
Jones
Liberty
McDuffie

McIntosh
Marion
Monroe
Putnam
Richmond

Talbot
Taliaferro
Upson
Warren
 

To be eligible, farmers must hold a current GATE card number issued through the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Applications for assistance are available in Georgia Farm Bureau county offices and may be downloaded by clicking here. Applications must be submitted no later than February 1, 2019.

Members of the Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Board will have oversight regarding which farmers are eligible based on the prerequisites of location and percentage of loss. 100% of the donations collected will be distributed to those who incurred losses related to Hurricane Michael. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible.

The Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture will distribute funds to eligible farmers that have suffered agricultural losses, met Foundation prerequisites, have applied for assistance and have been screened by members of the GFB Foundation for Agriculture Board. These funds are intended to fill existing gaps not being met by the other areas of assistance. Losses covered by the Foundation assistance may include but are not limited to fencing, crop and livestock