What Are The Benefits of Mediation?

Mediation offers many advantages over other methods of resolving agricultural disputes because the process:

  • offers parties an opportunity to start working on a resolution right away, without waiting through a  lengthy appeal process;

  • allows parties to maintain confidentiality;

  • allows the parties who are most familiar with the dispute to devise their own solutions;

  • helps restore communication between disputing parties;

  • preserves and enhances important business relationships;

  • provides an impartial setting in which to openly discuss all issues involved, including sensitive financial matters and personal issues that might not be considered in an appeal or trial; and 

  • may save everyone the time and cost involved with the appeal process or litigation.

Want to Learn More About Mediation?

For more information about agricultural mediation watch these videos or read these articles.





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Western Carolina Univ.

College of Business
c/o Prof. Debra Burke
7 Killian Bldg. Lane

Forsyth 124
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Debra Burke, Exec. Director

Phone: 828-227-3720

E-mail: burke@wcu.edu


Betty Mayo, Mediation Director

Phone: 336-303-0466


FAX:    336-272-2711

E-Mail: farmva@att.net