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Mechanicsburg, PA
October 25, 2017

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Omar Shwani ** Monarch LN, Mechanicsburg, PA ***** 717-***-****



**** ********** ** ***** ******* of Agriculture –Iraq B.S Agricultural Engineering, specializing in field of crop production (Agronomy).

2001 Bucks County Community College, Newtown,PA

Environmental Technician (comprehensive training program consisting 420 hours), 40 hours OSHA, Confined Space Entry, CPR, Asbestos & Lead Remediation.

Professional Experience

I have over 16 years of work experience in agricultural development.

Taught for two years at the University Sulayminyah courses in agronomy.

Worked with local and international NGO’s for five years in Northern Iraq helping to reestablish agricultural development in the regions.

Functioned as part a team responsible for the rebuilding of Kurdistan agricultural.

Implemented village –wide program to reestablish fields and crop production.

Designed and planted a sample garden to encourage farmers to copy and implement.

Operated equipment commonly used in field cultivation.

Resolved farmer complaints and provided suggestion to solve actual and potential farming issues.

Inspected fields and reported on extent of damage.

Served as a technical advisor and oversaw construction of ground water pumping stations.

Worked with first cavalry and 4th ID civil affairs G9 for two years as agricultural advisor I have specialized experience in the following program areas: association and NGO capacity-building, irrigation canal cleaning, small animal husbandry, seed distribution program for Abu Ghraib farmers, sheep dip tanks for farmers and state veterinary company, Baghdad zoo veterinary clinic renovation and provide 50 greenhouses for Abu Ghraib farmers and 100 greenhouses 20 tractors for Radwaniyah farmers association.

I worked with DOS/USDA/ FAS in Iraq, PRT Diwaniyah and e-PRT Baghdad South as agricultural advisor. I have accomplished several projects in Baghdad and Diwaniyah.

Work History

July 2011 – present Unemployment

August 2010 – June2011 USDA/FAS /DOS Agricultural Advisor PRT Diwaniyah

November 2009 – August 2010 USDA/FAS/DOS Agricultural Advisor e-PRT Baghdad South

July 2006 - October 2009 OSS and L3 Agricultural Advisor G9 Civil Affairs –US Army

2005 - June2006 Quality Control / LLC Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

2001 – 2005 Assistant Managers / Aldo’s Pizzeria /Bensalem, PA 19020

2000 - 2001 Student at Community College, Newtown, PA

1998 – 2000 Planter/ Penn State Nursery / Bensalem, PA 19020

1996 -1997 in Transition to the US

1993- 1996 Agriculture Supervisor with KRA Company /Kurdistan/Iraq

1993 -1995 Assistant Professor / University of Sulayminyah /Ag College

1987- 1991 Inspector, Sulayminyah Agriculture Research Center

1984- 1988 self employed on farming

Certificates and awards

1.Meritorious Honor Award by Ambassador James F. Jeffry / US embassy Baghdad

2.Commanders Award for Civilian Service by Major General Eddy M. Spurgin /US Army

3.Certificate of Recognition by Thomas J. Vilsack / Secretary of Agriculture

4.Certificate by Major General Joseph F. JR / US Army

5.Certificate by Brigadier General Vincent K. Brooks / US Army

6.Certificate by Brigadier General Jeffrey W. Talley/926th Engineer Brigade

7.Certificate by COL, AR Gary A. Thompson /30th Heavy Combat Team

Language Proficiency

English, Kurdish, Arabic and some Persian


James Bright Senior Agricultural Advisor /FAS Phone # 740-***-****

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Charles Russell USDA/ NASS / Ohio State Phone # 614-***-****


Lance Daugherty USDA NASS/ DC Phone # 405-***-****


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