A study of the institutional on-farm training program in central Virginia

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute


Webster describes education as ….. “a science dealing with the principles and practice of teaching and learning". Vocational Agricultural Education endeavors to train present and prospective famers for proficiency in farming.

The end of World War II found this country faced with the problem of readjusting to civilian life many millions of men and women who so ably served their country in the armed forces.

The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944., Public Lew 346, and The Act Providing for Vocational Rehabilitation of Disabled Veterans, Public law 16, commonly called the G. I. Bill of Rights, was formulated by the 78th Congress of the United States with the expressed idea in mind of rehabilitating and re-establishing veterans of World War II into a more permanent and satisfactory way of life. The application of the provisions of these laws, as amended by Public law 377, 80th Congress, makes specific provisions for training; veterans who elected to pursue a course of Institutional on-farm training.

The responsibility for training those veterans who had returned to the fam to live, finally rested with the Virginia State Department of Education. Much work had been done in connection with this program. Supervisors and instructors have spent many hours of concentrated work and study in carrying out a program designed to meet the requirements of the law, with specific emphasis placed on the needs of the individual veteran.

The purpose of this study was to show some of the conditions and practice: being; followed in carrying out the institutional on-farm training; program, and any evidence of success that the program may show.