Guardsman from Kentucky and their U.S. Department of Agriculture counterpart are trying to make Afghanistan a better place by teaching farming

Aug. 11, 2010 | By kentuckyguard
ACH Courtesy Bagram Airfield website [caption id="attachment_2339" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Casada, Kentucky National Guard Agri-Business Development Team (ADT) leader and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Hancock, ADT member with the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team talks, with the assistance of an interpreter, to Shah Mirza, the manager of the Dashtak Demonstration Farm. The farm established in 2008, is a way for the American experts to demonstrate techniques to the locals in order to increase crop yields. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sean M. White, PRT Panjshir Public Affairs Photographer)"] PANJSHIR, Afghanistan (August 11, 2010)--In 2008 when the Dashtak Demonstration Farm began this area in the Panjshir Providence was a baron hillside, and through the teachings of members from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agri-Business Development Team the soil is now producing seasonal harvests. The Dashtak Demonstration Farm is currently producing corn, horse radish, egg plants, soy beans, and alfalfa which is used to feed the workers along with needy families and livestock.

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