Since earliest times people have harvested wild leafy plants, especially in spring, when they were young and tender. Read more, with activities...
Lettuce, a member of the sunflower family, is one of the oldest known vegetables and is believed to be native to the Mediterranean area. Read more, with activities...
The blueberry is a native American fruit. Early settlers cherished it as a staple ingredient in foods and medicines. They incorporated the berries into their diets, eating them fresh off the bush and adding them to soups, stews, and many other foods. Read more, with activities...
Oklahoma produce available in May from some farmer's markets:
Beef cattle are central to the history of our great state. Many Oklahoma towns got their start as stops along the cattle drives. Read more, with activities, lessons and other resources...
Some common dairy cattle have markings that make them easy to recognize. Holstein cattle are probably the easiest to recognize because they are white with black spots. Read more, with activities, lessons and other resources....
Some of the earliest known works of art were paintings of the ancient aurochs, ancestors of the present-day domesticated bovine we know, found on the walls of caves in Lascaux, France. The paintings are estimated to be 16,000 years old.
by Robert Louis Stevenson
The friendly cow all red and white,
You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.
- Will Rogers
World trade is very important to Oklahoma agriculture. Oklahoma Wheat on the World Market
May 1 is May Day, the day celebrated by the Celts and Saxons as the first planting day. Our tradition of beauty pagents may have evolved from May Day customs. Read more, with activities...
Little Miss Muffet
Read more Mother Goose rhymes and identify those with agriculture-related subjects or themes.
Make curds and whey (cottage cheese) in honor of Little Miss Muffet.
Cowboys in the American West inherited the vocabulary, equipment and practices of the ranching culture from Mexican vaqueros who drove Texas longhorns along the Chisholm and Shawnee trails after the Civil War. Read more, with lessons...
It is said the Hoagie got its name during World War I from an area of Philadelphia named "Hog Island." It was a worker's sandwich, sometimes also called a "hobo." Learn the origin of the word "hobo" with Hoboes on Harvest
It all begin in 1919, with the idea that children's books can change lives. See our extensive list of Ag-Related books for Children and Young Adults.
Did you know "The Chicken Dance" was first introduced in the US at the Tulsa Oktoberfest in 1981? Did you know the Chicken Dance was originally the Duck Dance? Read more...
Learn more about The Homestead Act with this online lesson: Busting the Prairie.
Action Agriculture Across Oklahoma (Students get a good workout while learning about Oklahoma Agriculture)
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.