National Guard ag team training at Purdue this week
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An Indiana National Guard agribusiness development team is training at Purdue University this week through Friday (July 2) to work as Extension agents in Afghanistan.
Training includes fieldwork Thursday (July 1) at the Animal Science Research and Education Center at 5675 West 600 North, West Lafayette, and at the Meigs apple farm at the Throckmorton-Purdue Agricultural Center in southern Tippecanoe County.
Team members are selected from National Guard units statewide based on their agricultural background.
The team will deploy to Afghanistan in October for 11 months.
This is the third such training for Indiana National Guard agribusiness development teams at Purdue. The first team has completed its assignment in Afghanistan, and the second team is halfway through its deployment.
For more information about the training or to request interviews, contact Kevin McNamara, assistant director of Purdue’s International Programs in Agriculture and professor of agricultural economics, by cell phone at 765-237-8614 or through his office at 765-494-4236.
Writer: Keith Robinson, 765-494-2722, firstname.lastname@example.org