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Oldest Jewish Agricultural School Opens Summer Session, Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The National Farm School, the oldest Jewish farm school in the U.S., today announced the opening of registration for the summer session commencing in June.

The school, which is near Doylestown, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this month. In a message of greeting commemorating its establishment, President Truman recently wrote: “The origin of the National Farm School is as interesting as its subsequent history has been notable.”

The school has established a counseling service for veterans who wish to study under the G.I. Bill of Rights. Each student, who must be a high school graduate, is required to do agricultural work as part of the school curriculum. For this work he is credited with $600 toward his maintenance and tuition costs.