Wood County Cooperative Extension Service - Emergency Farm Labor Records

Wood County Cooperative Extension Service - Emergency Farm Labor Records

Wood County Cooperative Extension Service – Emergency Farm Labor Records

Farm and factory work at the Heinz Cannery. Picking apples on a farm in Perrysburg. Cutting weeds and brush at road intersections for township trustees in Pemberville. Picking pickles and tomatoes in Jerry City. Shocking corn at a farm in Rossford. Even though strong and able-bodied men were off serving in World War II, work at farms and local businesses still remained. Enter the Cooperative Extension Service, which was assigned the role of aiding farmers and businesses in certifying and obtaining farm labor, including the help of German and Italians who were designated as prisoners of war and encamped in Camp Perry or a site leased by the City of Bowling Green for that purpose.

Center for Archival Collections, MS 1183
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