National Guard Training


Shared a great afternoon with the Agricultural Development Team of the Mississippi National Guard at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit.  These guys will be deployed to Afghanistan this fall to do agricultual work.  The goal of their mission is to build trust and respect between the citizens and the Afghan government via the Afghan equivalent of our Cooperative Extension Service.  Teaching folks better ag practices is a side benefit!


About veggiedr

Christine is an Associate Research and Extension Professor of Urban Horticulture at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS. She works as the resident scientist at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County, MS. Her research interests include urban agriculture, backyard farming, container gardening, high tunnel production, local foods, horticultural therapy, green roofs, and small farm issues. Christine is passionate about feeding people and growing farmers.

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