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SWCS International Annual Conference – July 31 – August 3, 2022

SWCS International Annual Conference - July 31 - August 3, 2022
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Leah Duzy

Principal Consultant

Alabama

Leah Duzy, Principal Consultant, will be attending the 77th Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) International Annual Conference taking place on July 31 – August 3, 2022 virtually and in Denver, CO.

From the Conference Organizers, This year’s conference theme, “Elevating Conservation to New Heights,” embraces the mountainous region of the location while emphasizing the shared vision held by conservationists around the world to scale our work, repair ecosystems, and create resilient working lands.

Compliance Services International (CSI) provides expertise in applied economic research with applications to regulated industries. Our collective backgrounds in production agriculture, working lands conservation, and economics, facilitate our pragmatic approach to economics and pesticides. We work with clients to characterize use and provide background information on pesticide usage, including incorporating the agronomic and economic significance of the product. We have provided public comments on proposed registration decisions, developed use profiles, and other topics related to agriculture and pesticide uses.

While our primary expertise is in agriculture and environmental economics, we apply the same principles to other regulated industries. Our focus is to anticipate and apply creative regulatory, economic, and environmental strategies to address our clients’ needs.

Experienced Support For:

  • Economic Impact Analysis & AGSIM
  • Conservation & Mitigation Measures
  • Agricultural Policy
  • Benefit Assessments: FIFRA & State Registrations
  • Section 18 Emergency Exemptions
  • Pesticide Use Characterization
  • Applied Agricultural Economics Research
  • Programming & Statistical Analysis
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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
PhD, Agricultural Economics, Auburn University.
MS, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.
BA, Economics, The University of the South.