FFA Advisors Help Soldiers' Mission in Afghanistan
The Indiana National Guard' Agribusiness Development Team is preparing students in Afghanistan to become the future leaders of their country's agriculture industry.
And, they're getting a little help from Indiana's agriculture teachers and FFA advisors.
The 3-19th agribusiness team requested lesson plans from each of Indiana's 186 National FFA Organization chapters to help provide Afghan youth with practical experiences in agriculture.
Financial management and record keeping are critical tasks for the Afghan students as they work towards establishing profitable, sustainable agribusinesses.
U.S. Army Maj. Jeremy Gulley, who oversees the program, explains the purpose of their mission:
"Improved education will illuminate the path to a future that thirty years of war has made impossible and unknowable."
We thank the 3 - 19th agribusiness team, and all U.S. soliders, for helping secure a better future for our country and for the world.
For more information about the 3-19th and their mission, and agriculture in Afghanistan, check out these links:
- Press Release: Indiana Future Farmers Assisting Khost Agricultural Students
- Agribusiness Development Team's Website
- Agribusiness Development Team's Photo Essays
- Agriculture in Afghanistan (USDA)