Physical Science Technician
USDA-ARS Northwest Agroecosystem Research Unit
Caven grew up in Eastern Oregon surrounded by agriculture. He attended BMCC for a degree in diesel and heavy equipment technology. He later attended the University of Idaho for a B.S. in Geology. His graduate studies at the University of Idaho were in soil physics.
Skills and Expertise
Soil sensors, MET sensors, field sampling and equipment.
Role in the CAF-LTAR
To support research by NSAR and assist with collaboration between USDA and research universities.
Current Research Projects
- Characterization of Cook Agronomy Farm soils
- Supporting all field operations