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Georgia National Guard Agribusiness Development Teams

Published on 11/13/2013 Since 2011, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has trained members of the Georgia National Guard to help development a stronger agricultural system in Afghanistan. The third Agribusiness Development Team, which deployed in January 2013, will be returning home this month.

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Georgia ADT II Homecoming Georgia ADT II Homecoming Published on 02/14/2013
ADT III Deployment ADT III Deployment Published on 01/07/2013
ADT Deployment II ADT Deployment II Published on 01/07/2013
National Guard ADT III Wheat National Guard ADT III Wheat Published on 10/02/2012
GuardBees GuardBees Published on 10/02/2012
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Traditional Transport ADT 1 Traditional Transport ADT 1 Published on 06/04/2012
ADT 1 Feed Inspecting ADT 1 Feed Inspecting Published on 06/04/2012
UGA FLAG ADTI UGA FLAG ADTI Published on 06/04/2012
National Guard - video National Guard - video Published on 11/17/2011
National Guard - sheep National Guard - sheep Published on 11/17/2011
National Guard - bees National Guard - bees Published on 11/17/2011
National Guard bees National Guard bees Published on 03/02/2011
Georgia ADT II Homecoming

U.S. Army Master Sgt. David McElwee embraces his wife, Lynette, son Ethan, 8, and daughter Bay, 11, during a homecoming ceremony for the Georgia National Guard's 265th Regional Support Group at the armory in Metter, Ga., Feb. 9, 2013. McElwee and others from Georgia Agribusiness Development Team II returned home after a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Michael Thompson/Released)

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ADT III Deployment

Georgia National Guard Assistant Adjutant General-Army, State Defense Force Brig. Gen. Joe Jarrard addressed soldiers deploying to Afghanistan as an Agribusiness Development Team. The Georgia ADTs are composed of Army National Guard soldiers with backgrounds and expertise in various sectors of the agribusiness field and have been formed to provide training and advice to Afghan universities, provincial ministries, and local farmers. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/810328/atag-addresses-guardsmen#.UOryJ46gukx#ixzz2HJ4N6riX

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ADT Deployment II

The Georgia National Guard Agribusiness Development Team III will serve in Afghanistan mentoring the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) employees and Afghan farmers. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/810329/adt-iii-departure-ceremony#.UOryIo6gukw#ixzz2HJ3PpcUd

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Georgia National Guard ADTIII Chickens 1

GA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences poultry expert Claudia Dunkley instructs a Georgia National Guardsman on how to hold a chicken.

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Georgia National Guard ADTIII Wheat 2at

GA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences grain specialist Dewey Lee talks about strategies for sowing wheat fields with Georgia National Guardsmen at a test field Long planted at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Campus in Tifton. The guardsmen will deploy to Afghanistan in January.

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National Guard ADT III Wheat

Two Georgia National Guardsmen examine wheat seedlings from a test field planted by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences grain specialist Dewey Long. The guardsmen will deploy to Afghanistan in January.

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GuardBees

University of Georgia bee expert Jennifer Berry teaches a group of Georgia National Guardsmen how to spot a sick bee hive during a weeklong training session in Tifton.

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Traditional Transport ADT 1

U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Lynward Hall (left), non-commissioned officer-in-charge from Statesboro, Ga., and U.S. Army Maj. George McCommon, veterinarian from Macon, Ga., administer worm medication to a donkey on Combat Outpost Baraki Barak, Afghanistan, June 21. McCommon and Hall both with the Georgia Agribusiness Development Team, traveled to COP Baraki Barak to provide U.S. Army donkeys with routine preventive health care. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Ellis)

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ADT 1 Feed Inspecting

U.S. Army Sgt. Carmen Benson, an alumnus of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and horticulture specialist for Georgia Agribusiness Development Team, examines a bag of seeds before handing them out to local farmers during a seed germination class at the Director of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (DAIL) compound, Maiden Shahr district Sept. 21.

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UGA FLAG ADTI

Georgia National Guardsmen with the 201st Regional Support Group's Agribusiness Development Team hoist a University of Georgia flag over their base in Logar Province, Afghanistan. The Augusta-based unit served in Afghanistan from May 2011 to May 2012. They will present a base flag, now autographed and war torn, to the administration of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences during a ceremony June 11 at Conner Hall on UGA's Athens Campus.

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National Guard - video

Colonel Craig McGalliard speaks to members of Georgia's first Agribusiness Development Team in Afghanistan via videoconference. McGalliard leads the 265th who will replace the current in-country team, the 201st out of Fort Gordon, later this year.

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National Guard - sheep

Command Sergeant Major Tony Willis practices using a pill popper to dispense medicine to a sheep while Tech Sergeant Kody Jorgensen holds the ewe. Drs. Will Getz and Seyedmehdi Mobini of Fort Valley State University helped UGA agricultural experts train the Georgia National Guardsmen for a mission in Afghanistan.

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National Guard - bees

Keith Delaplane works with members of the Georgia National Guard to teach them how to care for beehives. Beekeeping is one program area the female members of the unit will be working in.

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National Guard bees

Georgia Guardsmen learn about honeybees from Keith Delaplane, UGA entomologist.

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