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Commodity Classic – March 10-12, 2022

Commodity Classic - March 10-12, 2022

The 2022 Commodity Classic will be held March 10-12, 2022 in New Orleans, LA. This conference is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and education experience.

Compliance Services International (CSI) Principal Consultants, Ashlea Frank and Leah Duzy will be available throughout the conference at the FIFRA Endangered Species Task Force booth (# 5012), to meet with you to answer any questions you have regarding the Endangered Species Act and the role growers play in pesticide registration decisions and implementation.

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Ashlea Frank

Principal Consultant

Florida

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Leah Duzy

Principal Consultant

Alabama

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Ashlea Frank
Principal Consultant

Expertise: Endangered Species

Ashlea offers technical and regulatory planning and strategic support for risk and conservation decision-making related to agriculture, pesticides, and endangered species issues.

Ashlea enjoys finding workable solutions that support end users and promote environmental stewardship by integrating sound science with management decisions.  Over the past 20 years she has acted as Visiting Scientist at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research conducting research on the efficacy of vector control products and Research Assistant at the Texas A&M Extension Agency helping growers find solutions to plant disease transmission in vineyards. She serves as Technical Consultant to the FIFRA Endangered Species Task Force (FESTF) providing endangered species and pesticide data analysis and agency interaction support for regulatory decisions under the US FIFRA and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

EDUCATION
BA, Physical Anthropology, Southwestern University.
MEnt (MS), Entomology, University of Queensland.

Leah Duzy
Principal Consultant

Expertise: Agricultural Economics

With a background in production agriculture and working lands conservation, Leah applies economic principles to risk and conservation decision-making to support agrochemical product development, assessment, and defense. She also provides applied economics research support through collaboration on federal grants and other projects. Her skills support pesticide benefit assessments and endangered species assessments.

Leah previously worked for the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and the USDA Agricultural Research Service as an agricultural economist for 15 years. She has worked in both the Federal conservation program and agricultural research arenas conducting applied economic research on conservation production systems, cover crops, and herbicide-resistant weed management, and preparing cost-benefit analyses for Federal conservation programs as part of the rulemaking process. 

EDUCATION
BA, Economics, The University of the South.
MS, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.
PhD, Agricultural Economics, Auburn University.