This section is from the book "Scouting For Rural Boys. A Manual For Leaders", by Boy scouts of America. See also: Outdoor Adventure Manual: Essential Scouting Skills for the Great Outdoors.
U. S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D. C.
The following list of Bureaus and Services of the Federal Government in Agriculture, gives some idea of the wide scope of its usefulness. The Office of Information may be addressed on the proper approach to any problems, or the Bureaus may be addressed directly.
Office of Information. Library (agriculture).
Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
Bureau of Agricultural Engineering.
Bureau of Animal Industry.
National Agricultural Research Center.
Bureau of Biological Survey.
Bureau of Chemistry and Soils.
Bureau of Dairy Industry.
Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.
Food and Drug Administration.
Bureau of Home Economics.
Bureau of Plant Industry.
Bureau of Public Roads.
Soil Conservation Service.
Weather Bureau. In addition to these there are some related to internal operation of the Department such as Offices of Personnel, Budget and Finance, Operation, Solicitors-Land Use Coordination, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation, Commodity Exchange Administration, Farm Security Administration.
The Extension Service
Through this office, the cooperative extension work, provided for under the Smith-Lever Bill, goes forward through the Colleges of Agriculture and Experiment Stations in reaching every county in the United States with a service to farmers, farm women and farm children.
Under this service the County Agents, Home Demonstration Agents, Farm Advisers, subject matter experts, the technical research men in agriculture and the well-known junior extension work of the 4-H Clubs operates and carries the services of the Department to the farm on an extension basis.
It is through this Extension Office and the Extension Services of the State Colleges of Agriculture, that the Boy Scouts of America carries out its cooperative relations and agreements. (See Appendix B.)
SOME RURAL MERIT BADGES