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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
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)

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Midland Third Grade Participate in “Community Beneath My Feet”

Midland Third Grade Participate in “Community Beneath My Feet”


“Community Beneath My Feet” was brought to Midland third grade classrooms by Midland FFA members, Hannah Meffert and Matthew Connolly.  This program is arranged by University of Illinois Extension Marshall Putnam Ag in the Classroom. The humorous skit tells the story of Mr. Talltower, a city transplant who has acquired a nice country home with a spacious lawn. Much to his dismay the lawn has dandelions. Reaching for the PestX box he is about to kill the intruders as well as every living creature when the Integrated Pest Manager (IPM) played by Hannah enters. With the help of the students, she proceeds to educate Mr. Talltower on the importance of reading labels. The pesticide would have killed the dandelions as well as all the beneficial insects and insect predators that live in the soil. In the end he learned that for small problems it might be best to manually remove the offending weeds. Following the skit, third grade students made a paper folding game about beneficial insects. Hannah and Matthew concluded the lesson by leading the students in an energetic FFA song.    For more information call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-224-0889. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus. 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. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at  -End-