Oregon's Emergency Farm Labor program was administered by a state supervisor, J. R. Beck, a long-time extension specialist. Three assistant state supervisors were responsible for specific programs -- Mabel Mack oversaw the Women's Land Army; Russel M. Adams directed the Victory Farm Volunteers (youth); and Afton Zundel (1943), Clyde Walker (1944) and W.B. Tucker (1945-1947) supervised the General Farm Labor component, which included the farm labor camps.
In 1944 and 1945, OSC journalism professor Fred Shideler worked with the program as an information assistant. He wrote news releases, radio spots and publications promoting the program, and took most of the 600 photographs documenting it. Robert G. Fowler and Harry Whitten were the program's information assistants in 1946 and 1947 respectively. Extension editor John C. Burtner also took photographs for the program in 1943.
County extension agents and their staffs worked with farmers, canneries, and other processing plants in securing the requisite amount of labor. Many counties also had a County Farm Labor Committee, which "served in an advisory capacity to the county staff on the overall recruitment and placement program for the county" (1945 OSC Emergency Farm Labor Annual Report).