‘Fighting Farmers’ Deploy Friday For Afghanistan Mission

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Nearly two dozen “fighting farmers” from the Twin Cities will head off to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

The 22 soldiers are part of the Argi-Business Development team that will help Afghan farmers become more efficient at growing and selling their products.

The National Guard soldiers will live in Afghanistan for one year.

A deployment ceremony for the team takes place at 3 p.m. Friday at the St. Paul Armory.

The soldiers will head to Indiana for a month of training before heading to Afghanistan.

Read more about their mission here.

  • Really, they don't know how to farm?

    I’m guessing the people in Afghanistan have been farming for a longer period of time than we’ve been a country.

    What kind of demented people think of all these outlandish ways to spend a taxpayer dollar?

    • MAJ

      My thoughts exactly. Land is poor for farming and rainwater is limited.

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