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Adams County Family & Community Education Clubs

Check out the most up to date news, 'Learn About It Sessions', scholarships, contests offered by Adams County FCE

The Learning Child

What is The Learning Child? 

The Learning Child Team (TLC) of Extension Educators is committed to enhancing the capacity of Nebraska’s communities in supporting the healthy growth, development and success of young children. TLC provides research based, responsive, innovative, trusted and easily accessible resources and programming to early childhood professionals and families of children birth to age eight.

Our Location

Our address is:
515 W 3rd Street
Hastings NE 68901

Quilts of Valor

Adams County 4-Hers are again participating the the Quilts of Valor in 2017. In 2015, Iowa Public Television came to York, Nebraska, and Nebraska State Fair to videotape Nebraska 4-Hers who were working with Quilts of Valor. Several of our 4-Hers, leaders, and Extension Staff were interviewed and showcased.  The 100+ minute documentary was shown in Iowa the first part of December 2015.  In Nebraska, the Quilts of Valor II Documentary was shown 1st part of March, 2016 on NET(1) and NET Create (3).  

Adams County Extension Staff

Ronald Seymour
Position: Unit Leader / Extension Educator / Crops and Integrated Pest Management
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: ron.seymour@unl.edu

4-H Educator
Position: 4-H & Youth Development
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: adams-county@unl.edu

Lynn DeVries
Position: Associate Extension Educator / The Learning Child
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: lynn.devries@unl.edu

Julie Ochsner
Position: Extension Assistant
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: julie.ochsner@unl.edu

Deborah Unterseher
Position: Extension Assoc NEP
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: deb.unterseher@unl.edu

Alise Verhage
Position: Extension Assoc NEP
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: alise.verhage@unl.edu

Gwen Rodocker
Position: Administrative Assistant
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: gwen.rodocker@unl.edu

Twila Bankson
Position: Administrative Assistant
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: twila.bankson@unl.edu



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