The soybean is sometimes called "the miracle bean." Find out why.
What Oklahoma farm animals are by nature recylers and re-users?
In Oklahoma, the average date of the last frost is sometime this month.
Wild fires can be frightening, but is fire always a bad thing? The Role of Fire in Healthy Prairie, Brush and Forest Land
Spring farmers' markets spring to life in Oklahoma during April.
Gardening is great exercise! Go outside and plant something!
Spring Plowing, Thomas Hart Benton
There are many theories about the origins of April Fools' Day. This example from Iran relates to agriculture and the growing cycle.
"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of
the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."
What Oklahoma farm animal played a key role in Oklahoma's land runs? Find out here: A Handy Measure
Writing Prompt: Pretend you are a newspaper reporter at the Oklahoma land run of 1889. Write a first-hand account.
Land Run of 1889 (Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture)
Photographs of the American West (National Archives, includes many photos from land runs and early Oklahoma)
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.