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Agriculture

Farm Mediation and Arbitration Program

Part of the Wisconsin Farm Center, the Wisconsin Farm Mediation and Arbitration program was established in 1986 and funding is provided in part by an annual grant from USDA. The program utilizes a corps of certified mediators who volunteer their time to assist Wisconsin farm families manage conflicts. Mediators conduct sessions via in-person meetings, web conferencing, or teleconference. Mediation brings disputing parties together to openly and confidentially discuss issues and determine solutions with the help of a certified and neutral mediator.

Eligibility

Wisconsin farmers.

Top Benefits

  • A way to resolve disagreements, avoid litigation, therefore saving time and money
  • Flexible and impartial
  • Available at no cost to program participants

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