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Agricultural Research Service

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AHUJA, LAJPAT R
Research Leader
laj.ahuja@ars.usda.gov
(970) 492-7315
USDA-ARS-NPA-NRRC, AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS RES. UNIT
2150 CENTRE AVENUE, BUILDING D, SUITE 200
Fort Collins CO 80526

Mission:
The mission of the Agricultural Systems Research Unit (ASR), Northern Plains Area, Fort Collins, Colorado is to enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of agricultural systems by: (1) Quantifying and enhancing scientific knowledge at the whole-system level; (2) Developing integrated computer models of agricultural systems and supporting their application to field research projects and the analysis ofmajor issues--including, but not limited to: production, resource conservation, climate change, and precision farming; (3) Providing farm-level computerized decision support technology packages to farmers, ranchers, agricultural consultants, and action agencies for evaluating the sustainability of alternative integrated farming and ranching systems.

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