Ben Crockett

Ben Crockett manages the Climate Smart Agriculture Program for Berkshire Agricultural Ventures, and is passionate about helping farmers adapt their land care strategies to navigate extreme weather and mitigate agriculture’s contributions to greenhouse gasses. Ben earned his B.S. in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture at the University of Vermont, worked on and ran his own farm operations, chaired the department for Kennebec Valley Community College Sustainable Agriculture associate degree program, and was part of the 1st group of vegetable and small fruit producers to complete the Northeast Climate Adaptation Fellowship in 2021. He got his start in farming throwing hay bales for local farmers, picking fresh peas with his mom, helping his dad with apple orchard chores, and still enjoys sharing with others the joy of perpetual growth and learning that farming and gardening provides!