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Oklahoma National Guard Agricultural Training at Oklahoma State University JUNE 2010 LOGISTICS – MEALS Breakfast every day is in the Ranchers Club Lunch will be catered by Billy Klein We will try some Stillwater Restaurants in the evenings. All meals are included in the training. OSU can’t pay for alcohol LOGISTICS – ROOMS AG Hall 101 is our main room The slaughtering will be in the FAPC The home canning will be in a lab WHAT IS OUR OBJECTIVE? To bring the whole group up to a common level of understanding on basic agricultural principles applicable to Afghanistan To provide you the opportunity to hear from a wide variety of OSU experts on these topics HOW DID WE DECIDE WHAT TO COVER? We have experience from the 145th We held brainstorming sessions We are doing our best to cover relevant topics, but know that conditions will be different when you get there and you will have to modify and adapt. INTRODUCTIONS Dr. David Henneberry, Director of International Agricultural Programs Dr. Adel Tongco, Coordinator for International Agricultural Programs Rachel Rindahl Laura Ewald Wendy Xu Adam Cobb THE REACHBACK SUPPORT TEAM Rachel Ringdahl B. Sc. Agricultural Economics From Arizona and Oklahoma Worked as a research associate for the NRA Laura Ewald Bachelor’sin Global Studies From Minnesota dairy farm Afghanistan with FAF Development Jan-May 2009 TUESDAY 1 JUNE 2010 50 Things you need to know about Afghanistan Greenhouse Production of Vegetables and Ornamentals Integrated Crop Management Techniques in the Greenhouse Understanding Agricultural Cooperatives Basics of Wheat Diseases Finding the News Angle WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE 2010 External Parasites of Goats Home Canning Workshop National Institute for Microbial Forensics and Agricultural Biosecurity Food and Agricultural Products Center Extension Program Development THURSDAY 3 JUNE 2010 Basics of Soil Science Soil Testing Nitrogen Management Invasive Species Basics of Apple, Apricot and Pomegranate Orchards FRIDAY 4 JUNE 2010 Small Ruminant Slaughter and Food Safety Techniques Basics of Grain Storage CAN YOU HAVE COPIES OF THE PRESENTATIONS? That is up to every faculty member. Most will leave it on the computer and you can download it to a stick Some will be on our web site later, and some already are www.internationalagprograms.okstate.edu THIS WILL BE AN INTENSIVE WEEK We hope you enjoy it, learn a lot and view this as a beginning and not an end – agriculture is a constantly changing field.
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