| ||The Farmers Advocate Office Mandate
The FAO works to ensure rural Albertans have consumer protection, rural opportunities and fair process. We administer the Farm Implement Act that provides consumer protection through warranty, parts availability and licensing provisions, including inspection to assist in FIB proceedings. Rural opportunity is realized through assisting landowners with managing their land asset, mitigating business risk and maximizing future economic opportunity as it relates to interaction with the energy industry. Fair process is facilitated through the development and implementation of peer oriented appeal processes.
Risk management, developing negotiation strategy, contract management and proactive pre-planning are key themes that the FAO promotes through information dissemination, education and client service. We offer basic mediation for disputes and will engage in advocacy for policy and legislation changes on behalf of the rural community. We encourage rural landowners to be progressive in protecting their interests but we do not offer legal advice or engage in case files where legal action is occurring.
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