Women’s Land Army
United States. War Food Administration.
The Women's Land Army of the U.S. Crop Corps, 1944
[Washington, D.C. : U.S. G.P.O., 1944]
MU Libraries Federal Government Documents Collection
Women were not only encouraged to plant Victory Gardens, but to volunteer time on farms to increase food production. The Women's Land Army was a civilian group that served as emergency farmers to replace men who were sent off to war in both WWI and WWII. It is estimated over 250,000 women participated in the program in 1943 alone.