Ben is a full-time and part-time organic farmer. By day he works as the Organic Farm Manager for the University of Kentucky’s Organic Farming Research and Education Farm, a job he has held for the previous five years. The university farm is home to a 80-member CSA, grant-funded research, and extension and education efforts relating to organic vegetable production in Kentucky. By night he operates his own (leased) farm in Fayette County, Kentucky where he grows organic sweet potatoes, cabbage, winter squash, and watermelons on 10 acres.

“What’s been so great about having the farm is because it has created a visual component to the organic agriculture program [at the University of Kentucky].”

“I’ve found this movement of young farmers is very inclusive. There’s a lot of passion.”

— Ben Abell on Greenhorn Radio