- Background: what you do/how you got involved with sustainability?
My first involvement with sustainability was when I volunteered to conduct monitoring visits on land that was placed in conservation easements along the river by the Kinnikinic River Land Trust. Of course, most of the landowners are farmers, who put their farm and woodland into these easements. It was a nice opportunity for me to walk the fields and woods along the river and appreciate the practices that were being implemented to hold soil in place and maintain water quality.
2. Why did you want to be a part of FSF and serve on the board?
It is my belief that the dairy industry has a tremendous responsibility to the community to manage natural resources in a responsible way and carry out management practices that meet both economic needs and take care of the environment. By doing so this engages the support of neighboring farmers and members of the community and hopeful encourage more participation in watershed groups. I believe these groups will be critical to ensure a vibrant and sustainable livestock industry for generations to come
3. Why should others join FSF?
The benefit from the reduction in nutrient loss is a win for everyone. It is good for the planet, people and profits!