Oklahoma Pork Council/Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom Grants

Note: For the protection of the children pictured, photos are placed at random and do not necessarily reflect corresponding projects or locations.

2014 Grant Recipients

Oklahoma Minute to Win It: Flour Tower

Connie Tebow, Tonkawa

We purchased supplies for our second annual Ag Day.

They planted wheat and beans and documented the changes. They learned how to show a pig and the vocabulary associated with it. They found out what cereal has fiber and why it's good for you.

Cathleen Taylor, Pottawatomie County 4-H Camps

Funds were used to purchase supples for Oklahoma Minute to Win It game and Pop, Pop, Popcorn lesson.

Students learned about different beef byproducts. Many of the girls were surprised to learn that their lipstick has beef byproducts in it.

Truth or Hogwash

Janet Howard, Chickasha

I purchased supplies for dairy, chicken, pig and plant units.

They were amazed with the chicks hatching, the fact and fiction concerning pigs, the breeds of cows and making butter, and planting radishes in shoes.

Amanda Whiteley, Stilwell

I used the funds to incorporate Ag in the Classroom lessons.

My students learned how food goes from a seed to the shelf at the store and the different ways animals help us and what they produce for us.

Christi Bouma, Weatherford

The funds were used to buy books (mostly non-fiction) that correlate with Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom lessons.

My students are now more aware of the food groups, different plant parts we eat, how certain plants are grown and the process of making butter. They have gained a larger vocabulary.

Diana Fiddler, Ochelata

The funds were used to purchase a triple beam balance and petri dishes for an Ag in the Classroom lesson. Students observed the growth of fungus on slices of bread.

Students discovered that not all soils are the same. Some soils contain more nutrients than others. The material which decomposes causes the nutrients to be replaced back into the soil.

Kimberly Pearson, Gore

Funds were used to buy supplies for Ag in the Classroom projects

Students learned that every ear of corn has an even number of rows, that cornmeal is just ground dry corn and that asparagus actually tastes good and is easy to grow.

Megan Sowers, Tulsa

Funds were used to purchase supplies for Ag in the Classroom lessons.

The students learned that agriculture is something you buy in a can at the grocery store. They learned that it first starts on a farm and takes many people to get that one crop to the store.

UnaBelle Townsend, Yukon

Funds were used to purchase ag-related non-fiction and fiction books and fruits and veggies for a tasting party.

Our students learned that there are many veggies and fruits that they have never tried. We had students buzzing about with the bee unit to find sources of water and shelter. Then the "bees" flew back to their hives and "danced" the information to the other bees.

Lacy Garvin, Checotah

Funds used to purchase materials for teaching Ag in the Classroom lessons throughout the school year.

Students learned about bees and how they pollinate. They learned how to grow grass. They enjoyed learning about peanut plants and watching eggs hatch. Students learned how to measure ingredients and bake bread.

Marcy Luter, Morrison 4-H Cloverbuds

Funds used to purchase materials for teaching OAITC lessons.

The children learned that even at age 5, they are capable of making their own healthy snacks and that choosing healthy foods at school and at home make a bit difference in their overall wellbeing. They learned that butterflies and other insects are important to our food supplay and that they pollinate flowers, which increases crop yield.

A Lovely Captive

Melanie Taylor, McIntosh County Extension

Funds used to purchase materials for teaching OAITC lessons.

The children learned that there's more to agriculture than farming or raising animals. Many had never seen a baby chick and didn't know how an incubator worked. Some had never tasted honey. They now have a much better understanding of the "whole picture" of agriculture.

Liz Taylor, Grady County Extension

The funds were used to build an Oklahoma Minute to Win It: Ag Commodity Edition kit.

Youth learned that Oklahoma has a wide variety of agricultural crops. We are more than cows and wheat.

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