Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

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April is National Soy Foods Month

In 2014, soybeans ranked 8th among Oklahoma agricultural commodities. The soybean is called "the miracle bean" because it has so many uses. Check out these facts about soybean, then try these lessons:

A Bean is a Seed

Soybeans All Around Us

The soybean is the principal source of vegetable oil for the US diet; the leading supplier of protein needed to produce poultry, pork and beef and an important source of raw material for the chemical industry.

The soybean is one of several crops grown in Oklahoma for its oil. Learn more in this lesson: "Oklahoma's Other Oil Fields."

Beeswax/Soybean lip balm

Contact the Oklahoma Soybean Board for educational resources about soybeans.

Book

Bial, Raymond, The Super Soybean, Albert, Whitman and Company, 2007. (Grades 2-6)

This book captures the A-Z of soybeans - how soybeans are grown, harvested, chipped and marketed. It describes how soybeans are used for other purposes, like crayons, ink, fuel, plastics and soap. Also describes the history and origins of the soybean in China and how they came to grow so plentifully in the US.

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Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom

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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.