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This 1919 report of the Farm Advisors of California addresses the efforts made by Federal, State and local agricultural organizations to encourage farmers to voluntarily increase productivity during the era of World War I.
The report discusses in some detail establishment of the Agricultural extension organization ultimately in every county by the placement of a farm advisor or county agent. In California, the local farm bureau acted as a cooperating agency through which the farm advisor could reach a wide range of activities; i.e., advice from the best farmers in the county as to what could be done and how to do it, ability to reach every community in the county, and provide a plan for organized self-help. The farm advisors coordinated the efforts of Federal, State and local agricultural organizations to encourage farmers to voluntarily increase productivity throughout World War I.
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"1919 - Summary of the Annual Reports of the Farm Advisors of California, Circular No. 208" (2016). Miscellaneous Documents and Reports. 9.
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