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Ben Flanner

Head Farmer & President, Brooklyn Grange


Ben Flanner is the head farmer, CEO, and co-founder of Brooklyn Grange, based in New York City. The 5 year old business is the world’s largest pioneering rooftop farm operation. The business produces and sells vegetables, herbs, and honey on 2 ½ acres of intensive green roofs. Ben is widely recognized as a world leader in urban agriculture, with an unwavering commitment to develop the industry with an exceptional green and community minded business. Ben has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and past work experience in consulting and marketing.