Form - Oklahoma Tax Commission
The Oklahoma Ag Tag is a specialty license plate for your
vehicle. The colorful new plate promotes “Oklahoma Agriculture” and features
an Oklahoma farm scene. Purchasing an Ag Tag is a way to contribute to
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom, which provides training and educational
materials about Oklahoma agriculture to teachers and teaches Oklahoma
students about the importance of agriculture in our daily lives. We tried
to think of a few questions you might have and answered them for you in
Q. What is the purpose of the Oklahoma Ag Tag?
A. The Oklahoma Ag Tag is a specialty license plate that will promote
agriculture awareness “on the road” and provide a way to contribute to
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom.
Q. What is Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom?
A. Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a joint project of the Oklahoma
State Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and the Oklahoma
State Department of Education. Focusing on Oklahoma students in grades
Pre,kindergarten through 8th, the purpose of Ag in the Classroom is building
agriculture literacy. Curriculum developed to that end uses agriculture-related
activities and research-based background material to teach core curriculum
in language arts, math, science, reading, information skills, social studies,
and the visual arts.
Q. How much does the Ag Tag cost?
A. The plate costs just $38.00 for a new tag and $36.50 for a renewal. $20 of the price of the tag
goes directly to the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom program.
Q. How do I get one?
A. Pick up an application today or request an application from
Dana Bessinger, Audrey Harmon or Cheri Long at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, P.O. Box 528804,
OKC, OK 73152-8804. You may also contact the agency at 1-800-580-6543
and leave your name and address to receive an application.
Q. Will the Ag Tag replace my existing tag?
A. It’s up to you. The Ag Tag can serve as your official car tag.
However, if you don’t want to replace your old car tag then you can display
the Ag Tag on the front of your vehicle.
Q. For how long is the Ag Tag valid?
A. If you choose to use the Ag Tag as your official license plate,
then your Ag Tag is renewable at a cost of $36.50. Twenty dollars
of the cost will continue to be earmarked for Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom.
If you choose not to renew your Ag Tag, you can still display the specialty
tag on the front of your vehicle. However, allowing your tag to lapse
means that your number could be re-assigned to someone else, and you would
have to contact the Special Plates Section of the Oklahoma Tax Commission
if you ever wanted to renew that tag for official use.
Q. Why should I buy an Ag Tag?
A. They’re really eye-catching and the very first Ag Tags in Oklahoma!
And…the vast majority of Oklahomans are several generations removed from
direct experience with farming. They live in urban and suburban areas.
Ask school children where their food comes from and they will tell you
“the grocery store,” and clothes, “come from the mall.” As more and more
citizens become further removed from firsthand knowledge about agriculture,
the need intensifies to connect them with agriculture in other ways. Through
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom, teachers are provided with many professional development opportunities, including:
- ag-related tours
- an annual state conference
The program also includes web-based resources, including:
- nearly 200 lessons aligned to Oklahoma C3 standards based lessons
- smart board activities
- PowerPoint presentations
- Month by month activities
And Ag Day contests, with prizes, for students:
- bulletin board
- story board
A school-year calendar complete with daily ag-facts
and ag-related lesson references and more is distributed to teachers at the beginning of each school year. These are only a few of the Ag in the Classroom components that
generate excitement among students and teachers by offering opportunities
for hands-on learning experiences using real life materials, everyday
situations and current issues. Your purchase of an Ag Tag will help insure
that future generations will understand the importance of agriculture.
If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our coordinators at
the OK Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.