WHY THE FARMER NEEDS YOUR HELP
The farmer has one of the Nation's most important jobs. Uncle Sam has called on him to raise food for our fighting men, our war workers, and our allies. His sons and hired men may be in the armed forces or working in war plants. More food than ever must be produced with fewer people to do it. Everybody who can must help!
HOW BOYS AND GIRLS CAN GET WORK ON A FARM THIS SUMMER
Be a Victory Farm Volunteer. This is the title given boys and girls volunteering for work on farms this summer. The volunteers are part of the U. S. Crop Corps. The best estimates is that half a million boys and girls will be needed.
In many high schools the Victory Farm Volunteers may be a part of High School Victory Corps. Private and parochial schools may also organize a VFV group. A teacher in the school will be in charge of Victory Farm Volunteer recruitment. County agricultural agents with the help of local volunteer committees will arrange for the placement and supervision of the boys and girls on farms.
COOPERATION OF YOUTH-SERVING AGENCIES
Youth-serving agencies are participating wholeheartedly in the Victory Farm Volunteer program. In many sections of the country they are running farm work camps and other VFV programs. Boys and girls can apply through local club leaders and youth-serving agencies, or the Junior Citizen Service Corps of the Civilian Defense Councils. Such groups will be considered full members of VFV and will, of course, be eligible for the insignia and certificate of service.
WHO CAN JOIN THE VICTORY FARM VOLUNTEERS
Any able-bodied boy or girl who is 14 years of age or older and willing to help with farm work can join. The greatest demand will be for boys who are 16 and 17 years old and girls who are 16 years old or older.
Members of the Victory Farm Volunteers will not wear uniforms. Insignia, as shown on the back of this folder, will be available. Certificates of service will be issued at the end of the season to recruits who make good.
Many volunteers will receive some training through the schools. The training will vary in each county and school and may include scheduled instruction periods during school hours, Saturday training in organized groups, talks by agricultural agents and leading farmers, and week-end visits to farms. In addition, volunteers will be given physical conditioning in school and taught how to keep in good condition for their work. Most of the training in farm skills will be done on the job by the farmer, but every effort will be made to give certain skill training before the young people are employed.
KINDS OF FARM SERVICE
There are three types of placement.
1. Living with the farmer's family, doing general farm work, such as harvesting and threshing grain, making hay, and caring for livestock. Young people volunteering for this type of placement will be expected to sign up for 2 to 4 months.
2. Living at home, being transported daily to and from the farm, for special jobs. Young people working on this basis will sign up for various lengths of time.
3. Living in a supervised camp, helping to harvest vegetables, fruits, and other crops. Work camps will generally run from 1 to 2 months.
The type of farming, the labor needs, and other factors will determine where the Victory Farm Volunteers will be placed.
Supervision will be provided for the mutual protection of all concerned. Farms, as well as the recruits assigned to these farms, will be