July 20, 2017

Modeling Summit


Modeling Summit 2011
Advancing the Science of Modeling

March 29-31, 2011 – Denver, Colorado

This meeting will provide a forum to exchange information, discuss opportunities for collaboration, and learn about the advantages and limitations of available data sets for inclusion in current and future models. The target audience for the meeting is modelers and data stewards from federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations, industry, private consulting firms and universities.

Overarching goal: To get model practitioners together to talk about the best way to utilize and integrate available models and data sets to address specific customer conservation/conservation benefit needs. One of the primary concerns of our customers is estimating the site-specific benefits of conservation practices. Modelers must consider the level of precision that is needed for the intended use which may include general conservation planning, program payment support, credit trading support, reports to congress, inside and outside of USDA requests, and policy formulation/regulation.

Organizing Committee Members


  • Jay Atwood, ARS
  • Joe Bagdon, USDA-NRCS
  • Indrajeet Chaubey, Purdue University
  • Katie Flahive, EPA
  • Chris Gross, USDA-NRCS
  • Eric Hesketh, USDA-NRCS


  • Harbans Lal, USDA-NRCS
  • Rob Malone, ARS-NLAE
  • Shaun McKinney, USDA-NRCS
  • Lee Norfleet, TAMUS
  • Jean Steiner, ARS
  • <span style="font-size: 10.0pt;ZapfHumnst BT" "="">Mike Woodside, USGS


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