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, the pull was too great, and 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 contemplating his next move while blasting Metallica.
Ben resides on the farm with his wife Allison.