Our New Location & Contact Information

Our New location is:
2975 S Baltimore Ave
Hastings NE 68901
Mailing address is: PO Box 30 Hastings NE 68902-0030
Email: adams-county@unl.edu
Phone: 402-461-7209

Raise Your Hand

We all want our kids to succeed.  4-H programs build their career readiness, autonomy, and independence. Raise Your Hand to vote for Nebraska 4-H to win $20K so more kids in your community can benefit from hands-on learning! 

100% of any winnings that Nebraska 4-H earns from this year’s Raise Your Hand campaign will be used to support 4-H flood and disaster recovery efforts here in our state!  Winnings will be put towards the new  4-H’ers Helping 4-H’ers program  which is designed to help our 4-H’ers following a major disaster, such as flood, tornado, loss of home due to fire, or serious illness.  Vote Now! Voting ends May 15, 2019.

Summer Day Camp - Tuesday, June 11th

Explore the great outdoors in this "jammed packed day" full of outdoor science explorations. Youth ages 8 - 12 years old and do not have to be a 4-H member to participate. Must pre-register to attend this camp.  Contact the Extension Office to register.

Big Red Ag Growers - "BRAG"

Attention all 12 to 15 year olds who are interested in learning more about Nebraska agriculture.  This is a brand new opportunity for youth in Adams County allowing them to 1) learn more about modern agriculture production practices, 2) develop communication skills allowing them to confidently advocate for production agriculture, 3) recognize the diversity of Nebraska agriculture, and 4) given the opportunity to tour a wide variety of operations and gain knowledge from producers across the state.  To apply to be part of the first Adams/Webster BRAG Class in 2019, complete and submit the application by Friday, December 7, 2018 to the Extension Office.  The application may be found below. Class size will be limited and open to any youth in Adams/Webster counties involved in 4-H, FFA, or interested in agriculture.

BRAG Application

'Next Chapter' in Adams County

Next Chapter is a college-readiness program delivered through the Nebraska 4-H program that helps students prepare for and succeed in college by providing the skills students need to reach their academic goals. It consists of four Chapters with the intent to complete one chapter a year. By completing Next Chapter and being enrolled in 4-H, you will be pre-admitted to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. 

Freshman Information

Sophomore Information

Tractor Safety Training 2019

All youth aged 14 and 15 and working on a farm or ranch other than their own MUST be certified through a Hazardous Occupations Course. Successful completion of the course will allow trained youth to operate a tractor over 20 horsepower, or to connect or disconnect an implement or any of its parts to or from a tractor. Several locations offered and Advanced Registration is required.

Staying Connected During Tough Times

Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families. 

Flood Resources and Recovery

Animal Science Series 2019


This is a group for youth (ages 10 - 18 as of Jan 1, 2019) that have an interest in livestock. Species covered are beef cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, and poultry. Youth will explore topics of genetics, nutrition, meats, management, equipment, and others.

Food Safety 

Information about various food safety issues and upcoming Serv-Safe class schedules

Bed Bug Questions

Want to learn more about questions you may have concerning bed bugs?  Nebraska Extension Lancaster County has a great source for you to check out.

4-H Monthly Newsletter

Adams County Family & Community Education Clubs

Check out the most up to date news, BInterested '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.

Quilts of Valor

Adams County 4-Hers are again participating with the Quilts of Valor in 2019. If interested please contact the Extension Office.  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).  

Quilts of Valor Training Workshop for 4-H Volunteers and Staff who wish to learn the requirements and host 2019 QOV youth workshops will be held March 1st at the Adams County Extension Office.  Must be registered to attend. Quilts of Valor Training

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

Elizabeth Janning
Position: Associate Extension Educator / 4-H & Youth Development
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: elizabeth.janning@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

Pat Evans
Position: Horticulture Aide
Unit: West Central Rsch & Ext Center
Address: PO Box 30, Hastings, 68902
Contact: 402 461 7209
Email: pat.evans@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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