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Food production, conservation and food distribution in connection with the California Farm Advisor program initiated in 1913 and those efforts made in connection with securing sufficient supplies for the U.S. population, the Army and the nations with which the U.S. allies during World War I.
Noting that the prime requisites for the successful prosecution of the World War I were men, munitions, ships, finance and food, this report focused on food as that part of the war effort left primarily to the voluntary effort of the people. Two federal agencies were tasked with the food problem: The United States Department of Agriculture (food production) and the United States Food Administration (food conservation and distribution. The report discusses the establishment of the agricultural colleges and of the the agricultural extension organization with its local representatives known as farm advisors or county agents. Report also describes various efforts to increase food production, farmer participation, and various campaigns to further promote the war-effort goals of food production, conservation and distribution. Includes individual county farm bureau reports.
University of California. College of Agriculture, Berkeley Agricultural Experiment Station
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"1919 - Summary of the Annual Reports from Farm Advisors of California for Dec. 1917 to Dec. 1918, Circular No. 208" (2018). Miscellaneous Documents and Reports. 59.