Ben Gleason, Sr. Manager of Sustainable Programs, works on a range of environmental issues affecting Iowa corn growers. Soil and water conservation are priorities, and Ben works closely with government agencies and other organizations to address these issues. Previously, he worked for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship as a project coordinator for multiple watershed projects addressing sediment and nutrients in lakes and streams. Ben resides in Ankeny and has a degree in Ecology from Iowa State University. He grew up in Charles City, Iowa near his family’s farm on the Cedar River.