military agriculture
9:11 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

Arkansas National Guard helps Agribusiness in Afghanistan

As President Obama escalates the war in Afghanistan, some members of the Arkansas National Guard will soon deploy to that war-torn country to help the Afghan people bolster agribusiness.

Members of the Arkansas National Guard's Agricultural Development Team at a workshop in Little Rock.
Credit Malcolm Glover

Suited up in fatigues and huddled around a conference room table are 13 members of the Arkansas National Guard's Agricultural Development Team. With support from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, they're undergoing extensive training to prepare for an uncommon mission - to improve farming practices in Afghanistan, preserve natural resources, and develop industries. FM 89's Malcolm Glover has the story.