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Afghanistan deployment to focus on farming (video)

ST PAUL, Minn -- Twenty-two soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard Agri-Business Development Team will leave Minnesota for a one-year deployment to Afghanistan

"This is a unique and important mission that will take citizen-soldiers working in Minnesota's agricultural sector and seek to leverage their skills and abilities in Afghanistan," said Army Col Eric Ahlness, Minnesota National Guard ADT commander

This is the first ADT fielded by the Minnesota National Guard and they're scheduled to arrive in Zabul Province this October The unit will begin its mission by supporting Afghan government, specifically the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture Additionally, it will provide education and support to farmers, as well as developing value chains, co-ops and other sustainable farming initiatives

In Afghanistan, 80 percent of the people earn their living from agri-business

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http://www.kare11.com/news/article/940836/391/Afghanistan-deployment-to-focus-on-farming



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