More National Guard ag teams to train at Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - During the week of July 12, Purdue University will be the site for training National Guard members from three states who will work as agribusiness development agents in Afghanistan.
Forty-five members of Guard units from Iowa, Missouri and Nevada will receive training in fruit production, livestock production and health, and irrigation.
Training will be Monday (July 12) at the Animal Science Research Center, 5675 West 600 North, West Lafayette; Tuesday (July 13) at Meigs farm at the Throckmorton-Purdue Agricultural Center in southern Tippecanoe County; and Thursday (July 15) in classrooms.
An Indiana National Guard team received similar training at Purdue the week of June 28.
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
Purdue Animal Science Research and Education Center