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Iowa National Guard teaching farming skills in Afghanistan

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KUNAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN (KWWL)--  Iowa National Guard soldiers are working to teach farmers new skills in Afghanistan. The 734th agribusiness development team is setting up a two acre demonstration farm in Kunar Province near the Sarkani District Center.

They plan to build 2 greenhouses to teach area farmers to grow vegetables over the winter months. The farmers would be able to benefit from the higher prices produce brings in the off season.

Monday they met with local leaders to find the farmers currently using the land to grow alfalfa for animal feed. Funds made from the demo farm will be used to reimburse displaced farmers.

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