This year, the Maine Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) transitioned to being “in-house” at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.  We thank you in advance for your patience as we get grounded with new staff, operations logistics, and all the fun stuff that goes into retrofitting this awesome program!

16-hour Agricultural Mediation Training

Interested in becoming an agricultural mediator? The Maine Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) offers mediators the opportunity to co-mediate a wide range of possible issues on farms or involving farmers.  This 16-hour training will introduce you to the range of topics covered by agricultural mediation. It includes multiple guest speakers and daily opportunities to practice and role-play the types of conflicts and issues that arise on farms and within the agricultural community.


FEE: $0 – THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND. This training is generously funded through the United States Department of Agriculture, Maine Agricultural Mediation Program.


Multiple presenters will meet with you over the four training sessions from the USDA, FSA, Land for Good, MOFGA, Cooperative Extension, Family and Community Mediation, and many more! The sessions will be facilitated by Lucy Wess & Leslie Forstadt from University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the MAMP.


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40-hour Basic Mediation Training 

Interested in becoming a mediator? Enhancing your conflict resolution/management skills? Or, learning how to assist others in resolving their conflict-related issues? If yes, plan to attend this 5-day hands-on highly interactive practical training. Demonstrations, discussions, exercises, videos, and role-play practice with mediation scenarios are central features of this training in addition to mini-lectures. It will focus on both the facilitative and transformative orientation models. Guest mediator coaches will provide additional guidance and experience in your learning.



Credit: Maine CLE available

You will learn:

  • Conflict theory and stress response
  • Theories and practice of mediation — both facilitative and transformative orientations
  • Screening for mediation appropriateness
  • Ways to build and enhance client rapport
  • Effective interventions and practice
  • The impact of mediator influence and bias
  • Standards of mediator practice and ethics
  • The professional limitations of mediation practice

Learn new skills, understand how to apply them to your life and to a mediation practice by taking this training. Past participants report an amazing shift in the way they talk, listen and problem solve — at work and in their family life. At the conclusion of the training, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, a commonly accepted state and national standard. Note: Participants are expected to attend all training sessions to receive a certificate.

Presenters: TBD


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