They Don’t Teach This in Basic Training

Courtesy of the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Staff Sergeant Lindsy Pfenniger and Sergeant Renee Hintz, part of the fifty-eight-member Wisconsin National Guard Agribusiness Development Team, work together to trim a sheep’s hoof inside the UW Stock Pavilion. The soldiers completed forty hours of “Ag 101” training on the UW campus and at Arlington Agriculture Research Station last summer to prepare for their deployment to Afghanistan this spring. The team will work with farmers in Kunar Province, teaching them effective farming and herding techniques in an ongoing effort to fight poverty in the country.

Published in the Spring 2012 issue

Tags: agriculture, Military, Public service

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