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16-Hour Agricultural Mediation Training

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

| Free

Interested in learning more about conflict resolution and resources in agriculture or becoming a Maine Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) co-mediator? MAMP offers mediators the opportunity to co-mediate* a wide range of goals, issues, and needs on farms and/or involving producers, loan holders, and members of the ag community.

This 16-hour training will introduce you to the range of topics covered in agricultural mediation. The training includes multiple guest speakers and daily opportunities to practice and review case studies around the types of conflicts and issues that arise within Maine’s agricultural community.

*Please note: Completion of MAMP’s 16-hour Ag Mediation Training and a 40-hour basic mediation training (or equivalent) is required to apply to be a MAMP Co-mediator.

Dates and Time:

Session #1: Wednesday, April 3rd – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (via Zoom)
Session #2: Wednesday, April 10th – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (via Zoom)
Session #3: Wednesday, April 17th – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (via Zoom)
Session #4: Wednesday, April 24th – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (In person @ Augusta, locale TBD)

Fee: $0, There is no cost to attend.

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 share their work and how it intersects with the work of MAMP. Over the four (4) sessions you’ll learn from ag service providers from the USDA, FSA, Land for Good, MOFGA, Cooperative Extension, Family and Community Mediation, and more.

The sessions will be facilitated by Lucy Wess and Leslie Forstadt from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the MAMP. Additionally, Karen Groat, UMA Libra Professor, and mediation professional will also provide guidance and instruction during the training.


For more information or to get on the waitlist for the next training (TBD) contact us at


April 3
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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