During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.
Career/Job Exploration Research Project: Plan for the Future
The purpose of this project is to allow students to explore a career of interest. The following are some examples of potential career categories that students might be interested in: (a) Education (b) Law (c) Health Care (d) Trades (e) Agriculture (f) Technology, etc.
Top Agricultural Careers in Ag Biotechnology – AgCareers.com developed career profiles for high demand jobs in the agricultural industry. Explore the top careers in agricultural biotechnology and find out the education needed, recommended high school coursework, job outlook and typical employers. More information on other agricultural career profiles can be found here: http://www.agcareers.com/career-profiles/
When they want to escape the mayhem of city life in Chicago, Diane Pascal and Thomas Richie retreat to their low-profile getaway in Hennepin, Illinois, a town where agriculture and ecology are still a part of the locals’ common knowledge.