Some of you may be interested in this training:

APSIM training course 
Title = Evaluating Production and Environmental Performance of Cropping Systems with APSIM
Where: Ames, Iowa, USA
When: June 68, 2016
Description: The APSIM initiative in collaboration with Iowa State University organizes a 3 day training course on APSIM (Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator, The goal of this workshop is to provide training in the use of the model, explain the science behind the models, present data requirements and familiarize participants with simulations. This course is designed for students, faculty and agronomists who have interest in using simulation models in research and education. You can find more information about the event in the website as well as last year evaluation results. Registration is limited to 25 participants and the registration deadline is April 15th, 2016. 
Kendall R. Lamkey
Professor and Chair
Department of Agronomy
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50014
(O) 515-294-7636
(Cell) 515-231-1191 

Julie Cotton, M.S.
Academic Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

Michigan State University
1066 Bogue St., Room A264 
Plant and Soil Science Building
East Lansing, MI 48824