The director's responsibilities under the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act include, but are not limited to, the following:
The director shall provide training in mediation techniques to mediators. The training must include training on mediation process, skills, and farm finance issues in mediation.
The director shall provide support to mediators, including, but not limited to, technical assistance in complying with parts 1502.0001 to 1502.0026 and the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act, clerical support, postage, and other necessary supplies.
The director shall provide training in farm financial analysis (FINPAC) computer software to financial analysts.
The director shall set the compensation of mediators and financial analysts and shall reimburse them upon submission of expense claims.
The director shall coordinate community legal education programs for farmers.
The director shall collect and maintain accurate statistical data on the program.
MS s 583.285
14 SR 1418
May 10, 2004