South Dakota extension annual report, state relations service, farm bureaus, county agent demonstration
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The past year has been one of unusual activity along the various phases of agricultural extension. South Dakota had a program of extension mapped out in accordance with the provisions of the South Dakota law enacted in 1915 and 1917, and also in accordance with the federal Smith-Lever Act passed by Congress in May, 1914. With the declaration of war, Congress and those officials in immediate responsibility realized the great importance of supplying our armies and allies with food. In order to speed up the food production program, Congress made an emergency appropriation. This enabled the States, Relations Service to finance men who are capable organizers and expert farmers and also home demonstrators, and boys' .and girls' club workers in counties of South Dakota not already organized under our state law. These men thus in charge of the food production work are known as emergency demonstration agents, the ladies, as home demonstration agents, and those in charge of the junior extension as boys' and girls' club leaders.
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Larsen, C.; Johnson, I.; Dawes, H.; and McNiell, R., "Annual Report of the Extension Division for the Year Ending June 30, 1918" (1918). SDSU Extension Circulars. 17.