A New Hampshire native, Ben grew up a stone’s throw away from the Sustainable Food Lab offices, but his agribusiness experience carried him westward from Massachusetts to Colorado and, most recently, California. He is excited to return to his Upper Valley roots as Program Manager at the Food Lab, where he focuses on equipping producers, agronomists, and corporate leaders with the strategies and resources to tap the promise of a regenerative food system. With a background straddling the public and private sectors of North American agriculture, Ben brings a varied background in project management, stakeholder relations, and communications to his role. Prior to joining the Food Lab, he led U.S. field operations for Nectar Technologies, a precision beekeeping tech startup, and contributed to research and development initiatives as a member of the U.S. Potato Board, an affiliate of the USDA. He cut his teeth in carbon farming as an early hire at Indigo Agriculture after earning a BA in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College.