New York State Archives, NYSA_A0226-78_B3_F3_FarmLabor
A form for farmers in Ontario County, Canandaigua area to fill out to request farm labor assistance, c. 1917.
Why are farmers urged not to neglect this information?
Why do you think this poster uses “Farmer Friend” as the title?
How does the use of the words “patriotic emergency” help to recruit volunteers and farmers?
How many farmers applied for emergency farm labor during World War I? How many people signed up for the Farm Cadet Program? Was this program successful?
English Language Arts: Write a journal entry from the perspective of a farmer during World War I. Discuss the types of food you are growing for the war effort and the extra labor you have found through the New York State Food Commission.
Art: Design a poster advertising your farm as a great place to help out with the war effort. Be sure to include any benefits a worker at your farm might have over a worker at another farm.
Gilbert, Martin. The First World War. Harper Collins: New York, 1995.