Agricultural Mediation

 

We cultivate resolutions

1 mediation at a time

In 1987 Congress authorized the Secretary of Agriculture to help states develop agricultural mediation programs.

These grant-funded programs provide mediation for disputes involving producers directly affected by USDA actions, as well as other covered disputes.

NCAMP and FARMVA are two of these state programs.   

Our mediators are all familiar with farming and rural issues. They are experienced and attend yearly training to maintain their skills.

Our Services

 

We provide mediation free of charge to USDA customers in North Carolina and Virginia who have received an adverse decision as part of the informal appeals process.

Work with farmers and USDA agents discussing adverse eligibility decisions on Wetlands Determinations, Conservation Programs, Crop Disaster Assistance Program and other programs.

Assist and advise producers with family farm succession planning.

Assist agricultural producers and rural homeowners with loan disputes to avoid loan acceleration and foreclosures.  

North Carolina Agricultural Mediation Program (NCAMP)

The North Carolina Agricultural Mediation Program (NCAMP) has been working with North Carolina residents to resolve disputes between producers and other entities.

Learn more about mediation, meet our mediators and request assistance.

Farm Agricultural Resources and Mediation of Virginia (FARMVA)

The Farm Agricultural Resources and Mediation of Virginia Program (FARMVA) has been working with Virginia residents to resolve disputes between producers and other entities.

Learn more about mediation, meet our mediators and request assistance.

Contact Us

Judith Stilz Ogden, Mediation Director
404-277-8515 or 770-262-2814
jogden@wcu.edu