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:
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."
Contact the Oklahoma Soybean Board for educational resources about soybeans.
Bial, Raymond, The Super Soybean, Albert, Whitman and Company, 2007. (Grades 2-6)
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.