The Woman's Land Army of America (WLAA), later the Women's Land Army (WLA), was a civilian organization created during the First and Second World Wars to work in agriculture replacing men called up to the military. Women who worked for the WLAA were sometimes known as farmerettes
WLA commerative medals. According to Nicola Tyrer’s 1996 history, “They Fought in the Fields: The Women’s Land Army,” after the war, Winston Churchill vetoed the inclusion of the WLA in the demobilization grants to women who served in the military. Thirty years later, Tyrer wrote, the WLA was denied permission to march in a WWII remembrance procession. In 2008, the British government finally recognized the WLA by awarding these service badges.
Gleaning: Women's Land Army Recruitment Posters In 1943 the Women’s Land Army (WLA), as part of the Emergency Farm Labor Program, provided agricultural labor to the nation’s farmers. Under the auspices of the USDA and Extension Service, the WLA recruited, hired, and placed farm and nonfarm women over the age of 18 throughout the country during WWII