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Kentucky Guard Team Heading To Afghanistan

Dozens of Kentucky National Guard personnel are going to Afghanistan on a special mission.

Public Affairs Officer First Lieutenant Stephen Martin says the group will help communities boost their local agricultural economies."The Agribusiness Development Team is a team of soldiers and airmen, 64 soldiers and airmen, who are going to afghanistan as part of a unique mission for helping develop the agricultural industry over there, to help build up the economy,"  Martin said.He says team members have a variety of skills and backgrounds in agricultural matters.The group will deploy in Afghanistan after several weeks of mobilization training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.Its  mission will last one year. 

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.