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1 Gary Phillips From: Thompson, Pat <pat.thompson@OKSTATE.EDU> Sent: Friday, January 16, 2015 9:54 AM To: AITC-L@listserv.okstate.edu Subject: Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom: February February, 2015 February is National Lamb Lovers' Month Black History Month February 7 is the birthday of John Deere Presidents' Day February 17 is Pancake Day National Potato Lover's Month Forcing Flowering Branches National Dental Health Month National Canned Foods Month National Snack Food Month National Backyard Bird Count February 24 is the birthday of Winslow Homer Oklahoma Vegetable of the Month: Sweet Potatoes Oklahoma Fruit of the Month: Cherries Ag in Art: Chinese Plate with Cherries and Bean Pods, Giovanna Garzoni Hello, Everyone! In February, besides Valentine’s Day, we celebrate Black History Month, President’s Day, Pancake Day, National Lamb Lovers’ Month, John Deere’s birthday, and on and on. So many timely opportunities to include agriculture in your teaching next month. Oklahoma agriculture played an important role in the history of African Americans. Indian Territory provided a new beginning for many freed slaves, who came to the area to form towns and farms. Black cowboys joined cattle drives and were an integral part of the history of the Wild West. On the February Page you will find many useful links and ideas for introducing students to the part agriculture played in Black history. Two of our most beloved presidents had birthdays in February, and both were important to the history of agriculture in our country. George Washington initiated the first census of agriculture and conducted a great deal of agricultural research at Mt. Vernon, his farm in Virginia. Abraham Lincoln established the Department of Agriculture and signed legislation forming the first land grant universities. Find more on the February Page about agriculture and our presidents as you plan your Presidents’ Day activities. John Deere, the inventor of the steel plow, was born in February, as was the artist Winslow Homer, who painted many farm scenes as he traveled across the country after the Civil War. Learn more about both men on the February Page. Spring semester OAITC/Oklahoma Pork Council grant proposals are due January 31. Don’t forget to take advantage of this funding opportunity for your OAITC lessons.
|Okla State Agency||
Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, Oklahoma Department of
|Okla Agency Code||'040'|
|Title||Oklahoma Ag in the classroom, 02/2015|
Oklahoma. Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom.
|Publisher||Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry|
Agriculture--Study and teaching (Middle school)--Oklahoma.
|OkDocs Class#||A1100.6 A258c 02/2015|
|For all issues click||A1100.6 A258c|
|Digital Format||PDF, Adobe Reader required|
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|Rights and Permissions||This Oklahoma state government publication is provided for educational purposes under U.S. copyright law. Other usage requires permission of copyright holders.|
|Month/year uploaded||August 2016|
From: Thompson, Pat