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University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

LaSalle County
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Email: uie-blmp@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Bureau County
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

LaSalle County
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Marshall-Putnam County
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

News Release

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Marshall-Putnam First Grades Study Blue Jeans

                                                                                                 Marshall-Putnam First Grades Study Blue Jeans

 

“What are your blue jeans made from?” When asked this question, first grade students respond with a variety of answers. “String,” replies one youngster. “Wool”, suggests another.  Understandably, the students are not familiar with this southern crop that makes up a big part of their wardrobe. The January lesson, provided by University of Illinois Extension Marshall-Putnam Ag in the Classroom, shows the students how this versatile fiber is transformed into blue jeans and t-shirts. Students examine bolls of real cotton, separating the firmly held seeds from the fibers. They practice twisting the lint into string and learn how the seeds are fed to cattle.  Students record their samples in miniature books that explain how the entire boll is used.  At the end of the lesson when the students are once again asked “What are your blue jeans made from?” they all respond enthusiastically “Cotton”!

. The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/  If you have questions or need more information please call University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit at (309) 364-2356).  Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.