Water Quality Research Specialist

As a Water Quality Research Specialist, Ben joins the Center for Sustainable Agriculture to continue monitoring work for the Lake Champlain Basin Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP). He also contributes to other edge-of-field and in-field research efforts throughout Addison County. Ben graduated from Virginia Tech with a Master of Science in Environmental Economics, and he has extensive hands-on farming experience, from Texas to Vermont and beyond.

Be Tutko crouching by a small body of water

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Operation of scientific field instrumentation
  • Collection of field samples
  • Data compilation


  • MS, Environmental Economics, Virginia Tech
  • BS, Agricultural & Applied Economics, Virginia Tech


  • 802-656-7540
Office Location:

Middlebury Extension Office