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Farm labor news
(1945-1947)

Farm labor news. June, 1945,   pp. [1]-6 PDF (2.1 MB)


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    Lively preparations are going on in every county to
recruit boys and girls for special farm Jobs during the
summer. Each county is taking responsibility for providing
the necessary part-time workers from their local communities.
     NTearly one thousand girls and boys were recruited for
Wafter school farming" in Rock county. Labor Assistant
Grant Ritter and Mr. John James of the College Qf Agriculture
held meetings in six high schools, two in Janesville and four
in Beloit, which started recruiting off in high.
                          Similar meetings have been reported in Barron,
Ozatikeo,
                     Langlade, and Sheboygan counties.
     1i Ju=Au QQU=i tbe- Farffm baA ssstadt 'ihd the County Superiitondont
visited three high schools to recruit labor for the summer. In two townships
every boy in the school had a farm job.
     In Dane dounty response to recruiting efforts was very high, says Mr.
Jo L.
Tornoy. The poster "Enlist for Service on the Farm Front' was placed
in every
high school that hlad an agricultural teacher.    Some of the high schools
signed
up 100 per cent. Each boy end girl was given a signed card to carry which
shows
that his namo is on the honor roll.
     Because some of tho spring work was very urgent and there was no other
help
in sight, some of the boys have been getting off a day a week to help drive
tractors on farms.
     Doorfield (Dane) closed schools at 2:30 so that children could help
on
farms whore thoy were needed. Most of the children in the various townships
of
Dane county are absorbed in food production in one way or another.
     For Nilwrmkee ount   boys and girls, Joe P. Shnuglnessy had some inexpensive
VFV buttons made that tho boys and girls who have volunteered for summer
farm
work may wear as soon as they go on a farm job.     It seems to be considerable
encouragement to have something to show that they are giving their services
without waiting for the certificate in the fall.
     P   >ni e n i n4+O .r_ 4 *. _       e  .        -Z _ o_ _-_ 1- sIy
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     -J yV.N-  Lf 10POIC W-0 -013 ox~ t ao Doys8 and girlsi
that county cone from rural homes and are already on f.rm
Jobs, working with their fathers or brothers. In counties
that are predominently rural it is difficult to recruit ad-
ditional labor from the high schools.
     Polk county canvassed all high schools in the county,
reports Ira Jones, Frma Labor Assistant. He sent informa-/
tion sheets with the title  "You Can Help" and places to   -
fill in necessary information to every student. Of these.
267 were returned with a possible 58 boys available for full
and part-time farm jobs during the summer.
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