Sowing seeds of hope: Nebraska Guard team mentors Afghan ag officials
Staff Sgt. Jennifer Feldt and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Steven Stienike and other members of the Nebraska National Guard's agribusiness development team meet over lunch with Afghan ag officials in Helmand province. The team's goal was to help Afghans develop agricultural alternatives to opium in Helmand.
Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 2:13 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.
Capt. Brandon Burton knew he could be in for a difficult deployment when the Afghan government bureaucrat he had been assigned to mentor wouldn't talk to him.
At a get-acquainted party, Burton's colleagues on the Nebraska National Guard's Afghan agribusiness development team chatted through interpreters with their mentoring partners.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:13 pm.