1925-1926 Annual Report of County Extension Workers for Agricultural Agents
LCSH SubjectsUniversity of Arizona -- Agricultural Extension Service -- Records and correspondence.
Agricultural extension work -- Arizona.
County agricultural agents -- Arizona.
Sociology, Rural -- Arizona.
Agriculture -- Arizona.
Arizona -- History, Local -- Photographs.
Home demonstration work -- Arizona.
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Other TitlesStatistical Summaries 1924-1930
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Series/Report no.AZ 306
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