The Value Added Agriculture Program has worked with a wide variety of countries on various agriculture projects.
The 2010-2011 deployment of the 734th Agribusiness Development Team to Kunar Province in mountainous eastern Afghanistan included training by many faculty and staff from the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture. Under the command of Col. Craig Bargfrede, the team will participate in humanitarian veterinary, horticulture, water-management and agro-forestry outreach. Dan Burden, Program Coordinator, International & Special Projects, contributed training and reference materials and acted as cultural liaison. The team is comprised of farmers, agricultural chemical and fertilizer dealers, veterinarians and veterinary assistants, and resource conservation professionals who have left their families and livelihoods to volunteer for this extended tour of service to rural Afghans.
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