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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 508-AUG. 6, 1947 68 Stat. 290. 381U. S. C.note foll. §739. " Institutional on- farm training. " Requirements of full-time course. Additional require- ments. Loa of benefits. SEC. 4. Paragraph 11 of part VIII of Veterans Regulation Num- bered 1 (a), as amended, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph: "(c) As used in this part the term 'institutional on-farm training' shall include any course of instruction approved by the appropriate agency of the State or the Administrator. Such course shall be con- sidered a full-time course when it combines (1) organized group instruction in agricultural and related subjects of at least two hun- dred hours per year (and of at least eight hours each month) at an educational or training institution, with (2) supervised work experi- ence on a farm or other agricultural establishment. To be approved, such a course shall be developed with due consideration to the size and character of the farm on which the veteran is to receive his supervised work experience and to the need of the veteran, in the type of farming for which he is training, for proficiency in planning, producing, mar- keting, farm mechanics, conservation of resources, food conservation, farm financing, farm management, and the keeping of farm and home accounts. Such a course shall, in addition, satisfy the requirements of either of the following: "1. If the veteran performs part of his course on a farm under his own control- "a. he shall receive not less than one hundred hours of individual instruction per year, not less than fifty hours of which shall be on such farm (with at least two visits by the instructor to such farm each month). Such individual instruction shall be given by the instructor responsible for the veteran's institutional instruction and shall include instruction and home-study assignments in the preparation of budgets, inventories, and statements showing the production, use on the farm, and sale of crops, livestock, and live- stock products; "b. he shall be assured of control of such farm (whether by ownership, lease, management agreement, or other tenure arrange- ment) until the completion of his course; and "c. such farm shall be of a size and character which (1) to- gether with the group instruction part of the course, will occupy the full time of the veteran, (2) will permit instruction in all aspects of the management of a farm of the type for which the veteran is being trained, and (3) if the veteran intends to con- tinue operating such farm at the close of his course, will assure him a satisfactory income under normal conditions. "2. If the veteran performs part of his course as the employee of another- "a. he shall receive, on his employer's farm, not less than fifty hours of individual instruction per year (with at least one visit by the instructor to such farm each month). Such indi- vidual instruction shall be given by the instructor responsible for the veteran's institutional instruction; "b. his employer's farm shall be of a size and character which (1) together with the group instruction part of the course, will occupy the full time of the veteran, and (2) will permit in- struction in all aspects of the management of a farm of the type for which the veteran is being trained; c. his employer shall agree to instruct him in various aspects of farm management in accordance with the training schedule developed for the veteran by his instructor, working in coopera- tion with his employer. If it is found by the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs or the State approving agency that any ap- proved course of institutional on-farm training has ceased to meet the requirements of this Act, the Veterans' Administration 792 [61 STAT.