Ben grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended The ColumbusAcademy High School. Ben continued his education at RoanokeCollege in Virginia for 2 years before transferring to Ohio WesleyanUniversity, where he graduated with degrees in EnvironmentalStudies and Geography in 2002. After graduating from college, Bendiscovered his passion for farming. Ben completed an internship ona farm with a CSA program, and later decided he wanted one ofhis own. Ben and Lisa purchased the Sippel Family Farm in Januaryof 2004.Ben enjoys raising vegetables and tackling new challenges on thefarm. Ben will now be adding the role of Dairy Farmer to his list oftalents! Ben also enjoys woodworking and watching M*A*S*H withCharlie.