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.