A member of the eighth generation on the Schoppee Farm, Ben has a diverse background ranging from biochemistry to engineering to business consulting. After spending well over a decade away from Downeast Maine, he returned home to Machias to reopen the Schoppee Farm. He is currently obsessed with building a trusted, sustainable, and vertically integrated hemp farm that delivers only the purest products in a responsible manner. When he isn’t glued to his computer, he is usually roaming the field with his dog Barbosa, or sitting in his study blasting a little Metallica.
Ben resides on the farm with his wife Allison.