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Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services is here to assist you with your agricultural questions. We have been providing Kansas producers with legal, financial and mediation services for over 25 years.

Call us today!  800-321-3276

What's New

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Learn more about legal, financial, mediation and succession planning resources available through Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services.

Succession Planning Facilitation Services Now Available
Families looking for assistance in developing their succession plan now have access to facilitators provided by K-State Research and Extension and Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services. Learn more.

Addressing Farm Loan Problems
Forrest Buhler, staff attorney with Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services looks at farm loan concerns on Agriculture Today.

In the News

USDA establishes new partnerships to link underserved farmers to FSA programs
Farm Service Agency, Apr. 28, 2016 - USDA announced cooperative agreements with 55 partners to educate farmers and other producers that have been underserved by USDA programs historically about Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs that provide financial, disaster or technical support. Nearly $2.5 million will go to nonprofits, associations, universities, and foundations that will provide training and information on agricultural best practices, local networking opportunities, and more. Read more...

Organic farmers encouraged to apply for cost share program
MANHATTAN, Kansas, Apr. 28, 2016 - Kansas organic producers or farmers interested in receiving organic certification are encouraged to apply to receive cost share funds. The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is funded by the 2014 Farm Bill and can assist Kansas farmers in paying for organic certification or recertification. 

Funds from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will be distributed among Kansas organic producers. Under the state’s agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farms and businesses that produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products are eligible to be reimbursed for up to 75 percent of their certification costs, or up to $750 per certification category, for certification between Oct. 1, 2015, and Sept. 30, 2016, as long as funds remain. Read more...

Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Find One-Stop Shop in Farm Answers
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, Apr. 27, 2016 - Farmers and ranchers, like owners of other start-up companies, face serious challenges, including the need for easy to access, reliable information and technical assistance for getting their businesses started. 

FarmAnswers.org is a website clearinghouse where farmers and ranchers can find online courses, videos, presentations, apps, and other materials – more than 3,175 at this time – to answer farming and ranching questions.  FarmAnswers is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through its Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). Read more...

black angusKiller disease: May 11 meeting is planned to inform, coordinate response to anaplasmosis in cattle
MANHATTAN, Kansas, Apr. 20, 2016 – An unwanted visitor has arrived in parts of Kansas, and the results have been cattle death loss in some cases.

Anaplasmosis is a crippling, blood-borne disease carried by ticks and flies that can kill mature cattle if left untreated. Read more...


We can help!
Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services provides agriculturists the resources they need to solve legal and financial issues. If you have any questions about how we can provide assistance, please give us a call. Calls are free and confidential.

Toll-free hotline: 

Char Henton, Mediation Coordinator

Forrest Buhler, Staff Attorney

Janel Koons, Extension Assistant

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2016 Annual Newsletter

2016 Newsletter