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Youth Farm Volunteers

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Description Shows how the Extension Service of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture helped recruit and place young people from towns and cities on farms during World War II to combat farm labor shortage. Many farms relied on the labor of young men and were left with massive labor shortages when the United States entered the war. Youth Farm Volunteers were encouraged to sign up to help assist with planting, harvesting, and other tasks that farmers needed to provide the nation with food.
Creator U.S. Office of War Information Bureau of Motion Pictures
Date Issued 1943
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 04:57
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.
Geographic Coverage U.S.