NCAMP mediators, Judith Ogden and Debra Burke attended the Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Durham, North Carolina to share the mediation process with the agricultural and mediation community.

Cullowhee, NC – November 8, 2022 – Judith Ogden, Mediation Director, and Debra Burke, Executive Director, for the North Carolina Agricultural Mediation Program (NCAMP,) spoke at the Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association in Durham, North Carolina from November 5-7. The conference took place at the Durham Conference Center and on seven different farms for On-Farm Intensives on Monday, November 7.

The Sustainable Agriculture Conference consisted of over 80 skill-building sessions with 160 speakers, more than 55 exhibits at their tradeshow, and demonstrations by those in the agricultural community. Ogden and Burke met with various attendees about the services NCAMP offers, like credit counseling assistance and agricultural mediation that covers disputes involving:

  • FSA
  • Farm Credit Lenders
  • Rural Development (RD)
  • National Forest Service (NFS)
  • Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS)
  • Risk Management Agency (RMA)
  • National Organic Program
  • Wetlands
  • Leases
  • Neighbors
  • Family Farm Transition

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association has hosted this event annually since 1986 to celebrate innovation in local sustainable agriculture and to promote stewardship, advocacy, and community.CFSA also offers free consulting services for members that include food safety, organic certification, food councils, conservation activity plans, and high tunnels.

To learn more about the Sustainable Agriculture Conference and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, please click here to visit their website, or find them on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram!

NCAMP and FARMVA leaders are planning to visit various upcoming conferences, seminars, and events. To keep up to date with where we will be, follow us on social media!


NCAMP and FARMVA are grant-funded North Carolina and Virginia programs that provide agriculture mediation services involving disputes with USDA agencies and those in the agricultural community. Mediation offers a confidential, voluntary, impartial setting to solve disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.

For more information about agricultural mediation and to meet our mediators, please visit Mediation Information and Mediators.

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