Refugee Training Farm Marks Eighteen Months of Progress

Eighteen months of progress were observed yesterday at gala ceremonies at the Refugee Training Farm, conducted here by the Jewish Agricultural Society with the cooperation of the National Refugee Service. Certificates of merit were presented to those trainees who have made the greatest progress in learning to be farmers. The occasion for the celebration was the completion of a new 2,000-brooder house.

Of the 200 trainees who were accepted at the farm when it was first established, 72 have already acquired farms of their own, 35 are out looking for farms, and another 12 are working as farm laborers. The trainees range from office workers to rabbis. The rabbi is Max Katz, who was forced to flee from Nuremberg three years ago.

Speakers at the ceremonies included Dr. Gabriel Davidson, managing director of the Jewish Agricultural Society, which is maintained by the Baron De Hirsch Fund, Miss Celia Razowsky of the National Refugee Service and William H. Allen, Secretary of Agriculture of New Jersey.

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