The PA Ag Ombudsman Program

by | Apr 19, 2018 | Information, Resource Websites

At The Pennsylvania Agricultural Ombudsman Program, they believe in creating connections that allow parties experiencing a conflict to find common ground and work toward better relationships with each other. They serve state-wide as a liason to communities for conflict management on issues affecting agriculture, land use, environment, and planning.

For example, the Program hopes to provide passage over a gap or barrier between

  • farmers and non-farm neighbors
  • farmers and the municipal officials where they live
  • farmers’ understanding of and compliance with the agricultural regulations
  • Municipality’s understanding of agricultural regulations and right-to-farm law

The Program works to provide a connection between sometimes seemingly unrelated organizations or entities.  Some examples include:

  • the agricultural community and law enforcement and first responders (also known as all-hazards preparedness)
  • agriculture and stormwater issues
  • municipalities and the PA Department of Agriculture
  • linking experts who can address questions or concerns with the person or agency who has the need, on a wide variety of topics

To learn more about the programs they support and articles and techniques on how to handle environmental situations visit their website.

Questions?

Contact Judy Becker at our office today at 570-495-4665 x 305 or jbecker@nccdpa.org and find out how you can get more involved with NCCD. We look forward to hearing from you!