For Years To Come
York County Pennsylvania
From harvest to harvest 1942 to 1943.
USDA – January 8, 1944 – An Awakening Farm:
JUST released by the Department is a two-reel, color-sound film, For Years To Come. It chronicles the changes wrought by soil conservation on one typical farm within a 12 month span. The farm belongs to Christian B. Musser, York County, Pa. but the transformation parallels what has happened, is happening every day, on countless other farms in Georgia, Mississippi, Utah, Oregon, Nebraska. Iowa.
Musser was considered a good farmer. Today, he is an even better farmer. The new film records the fateful first year in which he swung from the old system to the new. Straight rows gave way to curves, square fields to strips gently following the contour of the land. In this brief time, mossy tradition is swept away and the farm puts a new plan into effect. As a result, Musser's yields rise far above the community average.
The film shows pointedly that the change-over is not difficult and the usual farm jobs are not interrupted as soil conservation is applied. It lasts 22 minutes, has good music.
Scope & Content
On the work of the Soil Conservation Service in York County, Pennsylvania. Shows the work performed by a farmer and his family during an entire year. Illustrates the advantages of contour plowing for soil conservation and increased production. Shows several scenes of farm animals and farm activities such as making butter, picking cherries and peaches, and harvesting several crops. Also shows how farm contour lines are laid out and how contour plowing is done.
Farms, Harvesting, Pennsylvania–York County, Soil Conservation Service,
Soil conservation and Tillage
Storage Facility: National Archives at College Park – Archives II (College Park, MD)
Chris and Anna Musser
My bedroom window!
to play the movie "For Years To Come"
This file is 66MB it can only be downloaded and played
using a broad band connection (DSL or Cable modem).