Thursday , 17 October 2019

Tag Archives: farming

Going Green: Camp Lejeune Leads the Way with Biofuels

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC – The military marks a watershed event in the their ongoing effort to increase their use of domestically produced renewable fuels. The inaugural shipment of biodiesel is grown, processed, and blended exclusively in North Carolina for the military and arrived at Camp Lejeune yesterday morning. This delivery is the culmination of years of collaboration facilitated by North Carolina Eastern Region’s Military Growth Task …

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Wednesday Warfighter: Farming in Afghanistan

Training the Interns on the Changfawang, by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bennett Groth One of the best things we’ve done since we’ve gotten here in Kunar Province is hire a couple of young Afghan agricultural professionals, Said Obaidullah and Abdul Wali. They can go outside the FOB without spinning up an entire convoy, and they speak the language, too. …

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Wednesday Warfighter: Chowkay Demonstration Farm

By U.S. Army 1st Lt. Scott Shirk, Project Manager, Chowkay District, Iowa National Guard’s 734th Agribusiness Development Team  A couple of days ago, we took a little two-wheeled Chinese tractor to the Chowkay Demonstration Farm in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province.  We had a few goals for the mission.  First, we wanted to till the ground in the greenhouse and prepare the seedbed …

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Warfighter Wednesday: Visiting Local Farms

By U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bennett Groth, production agriculture specialist, Iowa National Guard’s 734th Agri-Business Development Team. Tuesday, we did a foot patrol around the base to look at local farms and see how winter wheat planting was coming. We found out a couple of interesting things. First, we saw most of the fields had already been planted, but …

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