There are many theories about the origins of April Fools' Day.
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.
"Earth laughs in flowers." Ralph Waldo Emerson
by James Hearst
This I saw on an April day:
And this I found in an April field:
And this I tried to understand
Spring Plowing, Thomas Hart Benton
Look for OAITC at these events during April.
April 4 - Ag Day at the Capitol
April 18 - Science Fest at the OKC Zoo
April 26 - OAITC and SWOSU
This year's theme is "The Magic of Agriculture."
OAITC will be at the state Capitol handing out awards to winners of our Ag Day contests and our 2013 Teacher of the Year.
Celebrate Ag Day with these lessons and other resources
"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.