EAST TENNESSEE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
  FEBRUARY 2016


Monday, February 8, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Pellissippi State Technical Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville
J.L Goins Administration Building, Cafeteria Annex

FEBRUARY PRESENTATION

"IT'S NOT ALL STEAK AND LOBSTER"
AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN AFGHANISTAN - WATER RESOURCE PROJECTS

By
Kyle Kirschenmann
Aquifer Solutions PLLC
Tellico Plains, Tennessee

Abstract

A National Guard Agribusiness Development Team (ADT) is composed of soldiers and civilians with abilities to provide task force and team commanders with a resource to favorably impact the agricultural sector in Afghanistan. The ADT were designed to augment the Department of State Provincial Reconstruction Teams to improve economic stability and governance capacity of the Afghan people. ADTs executed projects to improve all aspects of agribusiness; crops, livestock, infrastructure, education, and governance. This is a highlight of projects in Ghazni Province that were completed to improve the surface water and groundwater resources and infrastructure.

Biography

Kyle Kirschenmann is owner and operator of Aquifer Solutions PLLC in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. Mr. Kirschenmann received a BS in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina and a MA in geology from the University of Texas. Following graduation, Mr. Kirschenmann worked in the environmental field as a hydrogeologist and the Department of Army in the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce. He is currently serving in the Tennessee State Guard and is working for the Tennesse Department of Transportation.


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