Ben Burgoa

Program Engineer, Resource Conservation District of Monterey County


Ben joined the RCD of Monterey County as Program Engineer in July 2013. His responsibilities

include direction of the Irrigation and Nutrient Management Program for the county, design and implementation of BMPs to reduce sediment and chemical losses from agricultural fields, and outreach programs for agricultural producers in the county. Previously Ben spent six years in the BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where he taught and performed research related to on-farm irrigation management and ways to improve the efficiency and reliability of irrigation water delivery systems. Ben’s other experience includes design and evaluation of irrigation, pumping and distribution systems, and development of water management practices in field and greenhouse seed production, and the study of runoff and leaching losses of pesticides and nutrients from soils.  Ben has a BS in Agronomy and Agricultural Engineering from the University of Panama, MS and PhD degrees in Soil Science from the University of Florida, and a MS in Water Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.

SESSION: Spanish Language Session Presented by PG&E

November 14 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM | Main Hall