Joe Stangl is an Extension Specialist with Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Program II (AAEPII) in Herat, Afghanistan where he has worked for two years. Prior to working on AAEPII, Joe worked on the first phase of AAEP as an Extension Specialist and Acting DCoP. During his time as Acting DCoP, AAEP earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary's Honor Award for Increasing Global Food Security.
Joe has a background in education and natural resources. His agriculture extension experience with the U.S. Peace Corps in Zambia inspired him to pursue a career in multi-functional land use and international development. Working overseas allows Joe to experience new cultures, broaden his perspective, and assist others.