Coloradan Teaches Farming At Afghan Prison

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Originally aired September 30, 2010

These days, agricultural expert Jim Conley, of Walsenburg, is out of his comfort zone. He works at a detention center in Afghanistan. But he’s doing something there he is comfortable with- teaching people to farm. Conley works for the foreign service of the USDA. He’s stationed in the Parwan province of northeastern Afghanistan. Conley told us there are about a thousand Afghan prisoners at the detention center who've been arrested by coalition forces and some are learning to grow everything from sweet corn to tomatoes.