About Us

FARM-VA provides cost-free mediation services to farmers throughout Virginia. 


FARM-VA is a progam of Western Carolina University and Western Carolina's College of Business.  

Founded in 1889 in the Cullowhee Valley, Western Carolina University provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs in Cullowhee, Asheville, and online. As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity.

Mediation Director:  Betty Mayo


FARM-VA Assistant Executive Director, Betty Mayo has a M.A. in Conflict Resolution, is a certified mediator and mediates N.C. Superior Court, Clerk of Court, and Industrial Commission disputes, as well as private and agricultural cases.  Betty also conducts Landlord Tenant Mediations for the city of Greensboro, N.C., serves as a mediator for the 18th Judicial District Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Program, and is a member of the N.C. Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section.  

Our Mediators

Contact Us!



 Mailing Address:



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