PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) Mediation Program is seeking individuals interested in contracting with the state for mediation services.
Mediators and ag finance counselors are needed in various areas of the state.
Mediation training will be provided for individuals to become qualified mediators, so previous experience is not required. Mediation services are provided to producers regarding agricultural lending, federal land grazing permits and surface depredation due to oil or gas development.
Ag finance counselors can help producers understand their financial situation and make informed decisions in preparation for mediation. Finance counselors must have experience in financial management, such as completing loan paperwork, and farm programs or handling financial difficulties.
Those interested in applying can send a letter of interest and their resume to email@example.com or SDDA Mediation Program, 523 East Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501.
For more information regarding SDDA's Agricultural Mediation and Counseling services, please contact Katie Konda at 605.773.5425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.