"Mediation brought focus and was very helpful. An outside look helped us look at different options. I have worked with these people for a long time and have a good relationship, but because of my position there are some things I am not comfortable saying. The mediator asked good questions to provoke additional thought, including some questions about the future of the business." — FSA employee
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What is Agricultural Mediation?
Agricultural mediation is a tool for farmers and others in the agricultural community to communicate clearly, negotiate effectively, and to find fair and workable solutions. Decisions are made by the people directly involved, and not by mediators or other outside authorities.
NYSAMP services are usually free and always affordable, thanks to the generous support of our funders and the dispute resolution community.
Mediation is confidential and voluntary. Research shows that over 80% of mediation results in agreements; NYSAMP mediations have an even higher resolution rate.
NYSAMP works with affiliated mediation centers to provide services for every county in New York. Trained and experienced NYSAMP mediators provide a powerful way to solve problems between parties, and to avoid the high costs of escalating conflict or litigation.
NYSAMP staff is available for consultation about specific situations that may benefit from mediation, and to provide additional information about referrals.
In addition to mediation services, NYSAMP also provides training opportunities in communication skills, negotiation, conflict management, mediation and facilitation.
NYSAMP is a program of the New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA). NYSDRA is an independent, non-profit membership organization.
NYSAMP is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Statewide Director of the New York State Agricultural Mediation Program (NYSAMP) in Albany. Read more >>