Posted March 9, 2023 at 02:27pm by Laura Hardie

Podcast: Resources to resolve tense situations and difficult conversations in agriculture

Ever had a conversation that didn't go well, and afterward, you replayed all the ways it could have gone better? 

Let's face it; we've all been there.

If you want to feel better when you walk away from a difficult conversation, check out this podcast episode from Progressive Dairy. Host Kimmi Devaney is joined by two mediators from The Environmental Mediation Center (EMC), a non-profit organization that designs and administers environmental and agricultural dispute resolution programs in California, Hawaii, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

They discuss a resource that can help you resolve some of the tense situations and difficult conversations that inevitably come up while managing a business, especially one with your family.

The tips apply to all types of farmers (and non-farmers too).

Listen at or search for "Progressive Dairy Podcast" wherever you listen to podcasts. It's the Jan. 31 episode called "Resources to resolve tense situations and difficult conversations."

Need help navigating your specific challenges with a difficult conversation or topic?

You can set up a free call with the Vermont Agricultural Mediation Program (VTAMP) to learn more about mediation and how agricultural mediators can help you create the solutions you desire.

Fill out this request for mediation form to schedule (scroll to the bottom of the web page). Or visit Services are confidential and free to farmers.