What’s on this page?
Here you’ll find more information about our Peer-to-Peer Consulting Program (P2P). What it is, how it works and a review of two years of P2P.
What is P2P?
NMPAN is about peer-to-peer learning. But some questions and challenges need more than a listserve discussion, of course. Whether you have a complicated problem or are planning to make a significant change to your processing business, you might benefit from a “thinking partner” – an experienced processor who has been there and can share insights and suggestions.
How do I apply?
To apply for P2P, please paste the following questions and your answers into an email – keep it short, please – and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Describe your current business (one sentence on each item below)
- # of employees
- annual processing volume (lbs. or head by species)
- distribution channels
- inspection status
- What is the problem you are trying to solve, or the new idea you want help thinking through? (four sentences max)
- What kind of assistance are you looking for? Site visit? Phone/email consultation? Business plan review?
How much does it cost?
NMPAN has a small pool of funding to subsidize peer consulting services, on a cost-share basis: you pay half, we’ll pay half. This is not a free service: we’re sharing the cost with you.
How has the program worked so far?
We started the P2P program in April 2014. In April 2016, we did a two year review of P2P. You can read that review here.