Ben Brown, a native of Hartland, Wisconsin, joined the Pioneer Farm Research Program as a Field Technician in May 2012. He is working on the CIG Project, which is installing and evaluating lower cost monitoring equipment in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Ben will focus on the sites in Wisconsin, but will assist where necessary in the installation of other sites. He is a graduate of UW-Stevens Point with a degree in Water Resources. He enjoys spending his free time fishing, camping, and hunting.