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Kansas National Guard team deploying to Afghanistan to help farmers

September 2, 2011

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— The fourth Kansas National Guard agribusiness development team is preparing to leave for a deployment to Afghanistan.

About 60 members of the team were being honored Friday at a deployment ceremony at the Kansas State University-Salina Recreation Center.

Agribusiness development teams spend a year in Afghanistan working with residents and U.S. partners in presenting new techniques for improving farming in the country. The goal is to make agriculture more efficient and effective by boosting productivity.

The team will work with the provincial reconstruction team, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department. The deployment is expected to last one year.

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Mike Gerhardt 2 years, 7 months ago

Well, I will be there starting Monday, but only for a week, and I am not looking forward to it either.

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Pywacket 2 years, 7 months ago

I don't like this at all. Would rather see them deployed to areas in the US where there are plenty of subsistence farmers & other citizens who could use their help and expertise.

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Paul R Getto 2 years, 7 months ago

OBD: I agree. This is a nasty place where no one is safe.

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oldbaldguy 2 years, 7 months ago

This is not a walk in the park. Some of these teams have seem intense combat besides their primary mission. Why is the Army doing this? I suspect it is because it cannot be contracted out and it is too dangerous for AID people. God bless these soldiers.

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Kontum1972 2 years, 7 months ago

hmmm.....was it harvest time for the poppies....?

HuWah Troopers

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