Kate Pigott is a trained mediator and licensed attorney in Michigan. She currently works with the Michigan and Florida Agricultural Mediation Programs as their Program Coordinator. Previously, she worked for the Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan which began her passion for the mediation process. Since 2014, she has worked with farmers and the agricultural community by empowering them to find productive solutions that help everyone move forward. Her purpose is to create safe space for others to resolve their differences.

John C. Durling represents the availability of Michigan Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) services to the agricultural community.  As a retired USDA-NRCS research agronomist and research farm manager he is well acquainted with the challenges of production agriculture.  In addition to working with MAMP John has a continuing managerial interest in his family farm and conducts field inspections for Michigan’s official seed certification agency.  John’s PhD is from Michigan State University where his research emphasis was forage production systems.