MeasurementsHeight 0.8 cm, Length 2.8 cm, Width 2.2 cm
CaptionSoldiers of the Soil and Farmerettes
Additional InformationHigh school-aged boys and girls received pins like these for helping farmers with their crops. They participated in a program launched in 1917 by the Canada Food Board to help maximize food production. In Ontario, 4,867 boys and 4,036 girls volunteered in the summer of 1917.
Additional InformationThe Canada Food Board created this lapel badge to recognize the Soldiers of the Soil. Recruitment for the program emphasized its similarity to some aspects of military service, including its patriotic importance and the award of a service medal at the end of ones term.