Q&A - Richard Fitzgerald, Extension Project Manager
I have been part of the RMPP team since mid-2015 where I have overseen the Extension Design project as Project Lead. My wife Ruth and I own an intensive mixed cropping farm with an irrigated sheep and beef finishing unit near Methven.
What does your role involve?
My role is to ensure that the activities amongst the pilot farmers and meat company representatives are linked to the wider RMPP activities, and that we are learning as much as possible from the evaluation process to carry forward when rolling out the national extension programme.
What do you most enjoy about working for RMPP?
The satisfaction that when we get this right, the programme will have a widespread, and long-lasting positive impact on thousands of sheep and beef farmers.