During the year-long mission they will work as an Agribusiness Development team helping to increase the agricultural production, training and services, and improving the safety of food and other agricultural products that are produced and distributed to the Afghan people.
They will also be assisting in the development of sustainable agriculture and other related enterprises that will increase the economic well-being of the Afghans.
"We've got a great team. We've trained hard for 5 weeks and we're ready to go," said Major Dirk Christian.
To hear more from Wednesday's ceremony including what Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson had to say click on the video at the top of this story.