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090624-a-8521s-001.jpgBAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – The Task Force Warrior Agri-Business Development Team conducted training here June 24 with local farmers from nearby provinces, showing them how to properly store seed for the next planting season.

Farmers from Parwan, Panjshir and Kapisa provinces learned how to assemble grain bins, which will prevent spoiling of their harvested grain.   

“Our team set up the bottom ring, top ring, and some roof pieces,” said Army Master Sgt. John Herron, ADT agronomist and hydrologist who helped set up the training site with more than 16 Afghan workers.

During the training, Herron and his team showed the Afghans how to properly assemble the grain bins. The local farmers were also taught how to properly apply a silicone caulk at the seams during construction to keep moisture out during the harsh Afghan winters.

“A local truck was contracted to transport [the] bins to several locations in Kapisa,” said ADT Agronomist, Sgt. 1st Class Eldon Kuntzelman, who coordinated with a group in Nebraska to have the bins shipped to Afghanistan. 

The grain bins will be built at eight different locations throughout Parwan, Kapisa and Panjshir. Tool sets were given to the farmers for them to use to assemble their grain bins once they arrive.




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