1. Background: what you do/how you got involved with sustainability?
Mike Berget owns Berget Family Farms which consist of Matt Berget and Meghan Saunders and their families. They farm 8,600 acres of corn annually, along with 2,200 acres of soybeans and 300 acres of wheat. We pride ourselves on being good stewards of the land and keeping the land intact for many years to come. His father always used minimum tillage, so he grew up using conservation practices. Mike is a founding member of the Lafayette Ag Stewardship Alliance (LASA) group in southwestern Wisconsin.
2. Why be a part of Farmers for Sustainable Food?
LASA had the support from FSF to start its farmer-led conservation group and Mike has always felt it’s important to be involved with sustainable solutions. By being involved with FSF he is able to learn from other groups and the network of resources FSF brings.
3. Why should others join Farmers for Sustainable Food?
FSF is a well-run organization that shares a lot of the same goals our LASA group has for the future. They bring opportunities to do good and do a nice job of representing the farmers. It’s well worth our time to be involved in FSF as they help us share our sustainability story with a larger audience than a farmer can reach on his or her own.