Celebrate April Fool with Ag Facts and learn about one theory of the origin of April Fool's Day related 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 animals are by nature recylers and re-users?
The soybean is sometimes called "the miracle bean." Find out why.
Farmers' markets spring to life in Oklahoma during April.
Go outside and plant something!
In Oklahoma, the average date of the last frost is sometime this month.
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)
Spring Plowing, Thomas Hart Benton
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.