Location Coordinator and Research Leader
USDA, ARS, PA
3720 East Campus Loop South
Lincoln, NE 68583
The mission of the USDA-ARS programs at Lincoln, NE, is to improve the productivity, stability of production, sustainability, and profitability of crop and livestock production systems in the Great Plains by developing improved germplasm and crop and livestock management practices with basic and applied research in plant genetics, plant pathology, plant physiology, soil and water conservation practices, energy use efficiency, forage and range management, cover crop management, livestock waste management, and livestock insect control. Beef cattle, forage and range, corn, soybean, wheat, barley, and sorghum are the primary components of agriculture of the Great Plains and the research units are addressing critical problems in these areas. The new knowledge, germplasm, and management practices developed by the ARS programs add millions of dollars to the economy of the Great Plains annually by increasing yields and by reducing plant and livestock losses while maintaining and restoring soil fertility and quality.