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KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Members of the Indiana National Guard’s 3-19th Agribusiness Development Team construct a greenhouse in eastern Afghanistan’s Khowst Province. Students will use the greenhouse to establish agribusinesses once it is completed. (Photo by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Bart Lomont, 3-19th Agribusiness Development Team Public Affairs)KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The 3-19th Indiana Agribusiness Development Team is working with vocational agriculture teachers across Indiana to develop hands-on, practical application experiences in agriculture for high schools in Khowst Province.



“Over 60 specific areas of agricultural instruction are currently the focus of the 3-19th ADT education team as they look to introduce lesson plans with proven success to Afghan high schools,” said U.S. Army 1st Lt. Bart Lomont, 3-19th ADT spokesman, from New Haven, Ind.

Financial management and record keeping are critical tasks for the Afghan students as they work towards establishing profitable, sustainable agribusinesses.  

The 3-19th ADT also requested lesson plans from each of Indiana’s 186 National FFA chapters to help provide Afghan youth with practical experiences in agriculture, Lomont said.

One of the first to respond with a proposed lesson plan was Bob Bowker, a vocational agriculture teacher at Huntington North High School in Indiana. His lesson plans are being processed by the ADT’s education team for use in the province.
     
“The lessons have been extremely helpful in teaching record keeping,” Bowker said. “I use a Farm Credit Record book to complete this project.”

U.S. Army Maj. Jeremy Gulley, Huntington North High School principal and education officer for the 3-19th ADT, oversees the application of the program.

“Improved education will illuminate the path to a future that thirty years of war has made impossible and unknowable,” said Gulley.

 

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