The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, New York Farm Bureau and New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health joined together to announce the establishment of a fund to help New York farmers enhance safety on the farm. The Safety Fund set up by NYCAMH honors the organization’s co-founder and long-time director Dr. John May and will assist New York farmers who need financial help improving safety on their farms. As the first program of its kind in New York State, this cost sharing program will provide up to $5,000 to qualified applicants and allow them to make lifesaving safety upgrades. The new program will become available beginning in January of 2016 to the state’s farmers who meet the application guidelines. The program will be geared towards smaller farms of all commodities. Applications to the program may be submitted at any time and may be obtained online at