Q: In the wake of World War I, CSU's Extension Service helped farmers increase their production. During the early 1930s, the Great Depression and Dust Bowl forced the service into action once more. According to a survey, how many eastern Coloradans were in urgent need of food at that time? A: In the early 1930s 20,000 people were in dire need of food. CSU Extension Service reacted by organizing community and county relief programs.