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Farm training helps Marines win hearts, minds via goats, olives

Stars and Stripes
June 4, 2011
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The lessons, basic to a farmer, are not so basic to your average American or your average Marine, the program's coordinator says. "We teach them about things like: How do you determine what's good soil and bad soil? What are the different types of irrigation methods they can expect to see in Helmand province? What types of livestock are they going to encounter?"


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