Welcome to The Ground Up, the bi-monthly update on what’s happening at the Red Meat Profit Partnership, a Primary Growth Partnership programme. We encourage you to forward this on to those colleagues and clients you think would be interested in the work we are doing.  The team at RMPP wish you a safe and enjoyable festive season.
In The News

In the news
Since the last issue there have been a number of articles in the media about the work RMPP is doing.  You can read about them on the news page of our website here.

We ran a short series through NZ Farmer on some of the people working in our partner organisations and their motivation for being involved.   These links are below:

The Long Trek Home - Greg Clark from Greenlea
Working with farmers a privilege - Shona Frengley from Alliance
No bad part to first job - Julia Galwey from ANZCO

Last week some of the Extension Project trial farmers from Silver Fern Farms were involved in a 'Pasture to Plate' experience in Auckland.  You can read more about what the farmers learnt here.

Results from our first year trial with farmers
The RMPP team are currently reviewing the evaluations from the first year farmer trial held with 75 farmers throughout New Zealand.  While the results of these findings will not be made public until early next year, you can read about what changes some of our farmers have been making here on our website.  

We have a workshop organised to bring together these farmers in March next year.   This will be an opportunity to learn more about what successes and challenges that have had during the trial and look at next steps to scale up the work so that we can engage with a much larger number of farmers in 2017 and beyond.    

Understanding Your Farming Business Programme ramps up in 2017
Earlier this month the announcement was made that another 2300 places were being offered for women on the Understanding Your Farming Business programme which is funded by RMPP and run by the Agri-Women's Development Trust.  For more information or to register please click here

Wāhine Māia Wāhine Whenua
Designed especially for whenua Māori involved in sheep and beef farming, Wāhine Māia Wāhine Whenua helps participants better understand how their whānau, trust or incorporation farm is run. For more information about this programme or to register please click here 
Megan Mounsey-Smith

Q&A - Megan Mounsey-Smith, Programme Coordinator

Megan has been part of the RMPP team for just over a year. Having grown up on a sheep and beef farm in the Manawatu and working within the wider rural sector for the majority of her career, Megan brings a wealth of experience to the team. 

What does your role involve?  
As Programme Coordinator I oversee all six projects to ensure that they are tracking according to plan.  Within those projects we have about 30 workstreams so the team keep me busy!

What do you most enjoy about working for RMPP?
The people in the team and the fact that we are trying to effect change to ensure we are a successful and thriving sector.  

Christmas shutdown period

23 December - last day in office
28-30 December - office open
4 January - office reopens

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Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP)
Level 6, Wellington Chambers, 154 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.
0800 733 632

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