Raj Khosla, Colorado State University associate professor and Cooperative Extension precision agriculture specialist, has received the Epsilon Sigma Phi Early Career Service Recognition Award.
The award is given to individuals who have contributed extraordinary work within Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. The award is presented by Epsilon Sigma Phi, the Cooperative Extension professional fraternity. Khosla received the award on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the agency’s annual award ceremony.
As a precision agriculture specialist and associate professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State, Khosla currently impacts the farming community throughout Colorado with hands-on workshops he provides his clientele. Khosla takes complex concepts and material related to using satellite technology to improve farming, and provides farmers with practical techniques that they can incorporated into their businesses.
Khosla has also is authored and co-authored of more than 160 publications in his career,, and has written more than 100 grant proposals and received more than $2.5 million in funding from federal, state and private agencies.
Khosla received his Ph.D. in soil fertility from Virginia Tech in 1998 and has been recognized as an authority in precision agriculture. He has frequently given presentations and taught workshops in Colorado and surrounding states, as well as in Argentina, Germany, India and Sweden and Mexico.
He has been awarded the "Young Scientist Award of 2003" by the Soil Science Society of America and the "Outstanding Young Scientist Award 2004" by the international organization Association of Agricultural Scientists of Indian Origin in Seattle, Washington.