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What Is the Region 5 Model and How Do You Use It?

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Aired: November 18, 2014 from noon to 1pm Eastern

To calculate nutrient and sediment load reductions from conservation practices, several Indiana conservation agencies and partners use the EPA Region 5 Model as a common tool for these types of load reduction calculations. Find out how they do it, and gain an understanding of how the model works as well as where to get the information you need to use it.


Julie Harrold






Logan Garner


Meet the Presenters:

Julie Harrold, Resource Specialist Team Leader, Division of Soil Conservation, Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Julie works with landowners and farmers to survey, design and implement conservation Best Management Practices or BMPs, and works with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts in northeast Indiana on carrying out conservation programs and events, and providing them technical assistance.  Julie also works with the Division of Soil Conservation staff in quantifying the water quality benefits of various conservation BMP’s using the EPA Region 5 Model, is a Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Leader for the Upper Wabash Watershed, and works with several of the programs and initiatives within the ISDA-DSC such as the On-Farm Network and the Red Gold Stewardship Award Program.  


Logan Garner, Water Quality Initiatives, Division of Soil Conservation, Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Logan Garner is the program manager of water quality initiatives for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and an alumnus of the Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy. He manages Indiana's Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, has co-authored the state's nutrient reduction strategy and represents Indiana on the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Task Force coordinating committee.



Presentation slides (in pdf)

View the archived webinar: training webinar, Question & Answer session

Would you like a copy of the Guidance Document? Please contact Julie Harrold or Logan Garner

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