Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Home

February 12, 2013

Rotary welcomes National Guard Brigadier General

Greensburg — Brigadier General Brian Copes of the Indiana National Guard spoke to the Greensburg Rotary Club at its Monday meeting.

General Copes was commander of the Indiana Agribusiness Development Team sent to Khowst Province, Afghanistan in Feb. 2009. His group of 64 soldiers spent a year teaching Afghan farmers about erosion control and how to improve their crop yields.

They also provided vocational training for agricultural extension agents. The team included 15 experts in agronomy, horticulture and irrigation.

Khowst Province is located near the Pakistan border and surrounded by mountains. General Copes described the war zone as being a very difficult environment in which to work. His team was the first of seven teams sent to the area with the fifth team there now.

Coopes described the Afghan farmers as undereducated but eager to learn. With 70 to 80 percent of the Afghan people employed in farming, it is essential for them to learn the skills needed to revitalize their economy.

General Copes was accompanied by Greensburg native Sgt. Melissa McCoy who was part of the ADT’s support staff.

— Daily News

 

1
Text Only
News
nws-gb072914 Casa logo

Obituaries
Sports
spt-gb072914 Colts o line pic 2

Anthony Castonzo runs through a drill with offensive line coach Joe Gilbert during Colts Camp Sunday at Anderson University.

Must Read
Features
fea-gb072914 Book Review jpg

Illustrated by David Opie

Featured Ads
NCAA Photo Roundup
NCAA Highlights
SmugMug Photo Galleries


Share your photos with us!

Facebook
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.