Proprietary Grass Seed Business Prioritizes Quality
Becky Meeuwsen Berger’s grass seed business evolves to prioritize quality and family harmony
Whether she’s meeting with potential buyers in China, weighing a new crop option or sitting at a table surrounded by her family council, Becky Meeuwsen Berger knows difficult times don’t define you – they propel you. And, through hard work and focus, no challenge is too great.
“I’ve been through some tough times, but those tough times make everything else easier,” Berger says.
Around 45 years ago, Berger married into a farming family. The operation, headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., focused on turf grass seed production. Her father-in-law retired early, so her husband took over. At age 30, Berger’s husband was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which eventually took his life in 2011.